“No” to self-censoring

Censor (verb) - to examine in order to suppress

We should all be governed by compassion but I often think too many of us, including me, censor what we say for all the wrong “reasons”. Like,

  • “This won’t go down well with him/her/them” - trying to please

  • “Who says that?” - trying to fit in

  • “That’s going to seem really bossy!" - trying to be nice

  • "There's no way he/she/they will accept this"- trying to be accepted

Now, I would rather not please than lie, not fit in than conform, not be nice than go against my values, not be accepted than lose my integrity. Just saying.

Let's say what we mean and try to be decent about it.

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