Is it worth fighting for your own norms and values?
Is it worth a fight or even a war from which millions of people suffer?
It is no longer possible to stand up for one's own creed. Freedom of expression is being punished. There are always a few long toes you step on if you're honest.
To be honest, they say, is the most important thing there is. However, the honest person, the one who speaks his mind, is attacked en masse. Anyone honest is labelled inconsiderate, a theorist, heartless, hostile, a Nazist, or racist, and has some kind of phobia
Being honest, and standing up for your beliefs, has nothing to do with being right or wanting to be right on your side.
Being honest takes courage and that's something most of us lack.
Lying, cheating, delaying and agreeing with others out of fear became a habit and is easier when you are afraid. It is the price that must be paid to belong, be accepted and, with luck, be genuinely liked.
Hope is life-giving, and a person who speaks freely is usually not liked, however, is treated as inferior. Does that happen to you? Then it is not strange that you lose yourself a little more and more every day.
No matter how lonely you feel, there is nothing worse than thinking of yourself as a failure. I assure you you don't need anyone else to feel miserable. Not everything is worth fighting for. Not every belief needs to be fiercely defended or even expressed. Be who you are. It is good to also keep things to yourself. There is no reason to always be an open book.
If there is something that needs to be said, please say it. Do not hold in. Don't keep your mouth shut and don't take people seriously if they are not open to a conversation and dismiss everything as discrimination or phobia. Whoever shouts the loudest has probably never experienced the worst, let alone survived tough times.
Just as you never hear from the real poor, those who are discriminated against or bullied will often remain silent. After all, they are already the bitten dog. The only thing the biggest shouters do is abuse the situation that others find themselves in to make a profit out of it.
Let's stop silencing others and truly listen to their story. Let's ask the question: What exactly do you mean, and not parting ways like enemies full of resentment and hatred.
Let us stop using words whose true meaning we have long forgotten or never knew and, let us for a change, look in the mirror and ask ourselves: Where does my knowledge come from, did I experience this myself or am I repeating someone else's words?