BLOGTEMBER DAY 20: What I Wish More People Believed | ehdreeahnah
Tuesday, September 20th 2016: Something you wish more people knew or believed. I subscribe to the Thumper school of thought: And I wish more people did too. Something (along the lines of Thumper's quote here) my mom always said to us growing up was "if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all". As a kid this was annoying and frustrating because sometimes you just had to call it how you see it when someone was being a real butt head. However, as an adult I appreciate this mantra and use it as an important philosophy when it comes to interacting with people. I talked a bit about this in the video where I addressed hurtful comments I got on my YouTube channel over the past few years. I understand that "freedom of speech" is an important and valuable addition to the American constitution. As a Canadian, I can't speak much to that but in my opinion a "freedom of speech" should be used in the context of people who face prejudice and oppression to speak up for themselves,