Do You Speak Your Mind? | Why Honesty Is Considered Criminal
Honesty is the cruelest game of all, because not only can you hurt someone – and hurt them to the bone – you can feel self-righteous about it at the same time. - Dave Van Ronk
Deep words, but Dave Van Ronk couldn’t of said it any better than he did. Honest people are considered to be the cruelest type of human beings on earth. Expressing your opinions, like many of us creatives do such as bloggers, writers and artists are considered to be “bad” people by many.
But when you’re living in a society full of smoke and mirrors I guess you can’t blame some people. In society there are a number of things that neglect honesty. Keeping yourself to yourself and not having a voice has become the norm for millions of us. Because apparently nobody’s interested in hearing the absolute truth. It’s blatantly much safer to lock it all up inside and throw away the key permanently.
Honesty Is Considered “Unacceptable” and Here’s Why
It’s “Wrong” To Have An Opinion
Protesting is more than likely the biggest example of this. Why do people protest? Because they of course have an opinion about the way things are operating, or new changes that are in place. Why are protesters always treated as if they’re criminals? Even If they’re having a positive, peaceful protest? Because as the title says, honesty is considered a crime. Better yet, honesty IS a crime.
How many times have you seen, read, watched protests and witnessed dozens of people being arrested? Or even fined, being physically hit by the police etc? Every time the government brings in brand new changes, regardless of country. Do you think they’re interested in your opinions? What’s done is done, and expressing your opinion is linked to dire consequences. I guess honesty isn’t the best policy?
Speaking The Truth Just Simply Isn’t Right
“You can’t say that”. “There’s no need in that”. “how can you say that”. “what’s wrong with you” etc. Even if you haven’t spoken the truth often, we’ve all done it before. And I’m sure you’ve experienced a number of these examples. You’ll be frowned upon, told off, looked at in disgust, and even despised just for speaking the truth. Ain’t nobody got time for that!
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