Effective communication is the key to bring peoples of the world to understand one another, bridge the gaps of culture, of race, of beliefs, of generations.

We talk. That’s one of the most important steps to start a dialogue.

We agree. There are issues we see similarly, understood their repercussions. Even with slight difference of ideas, we believe our commonality will bring harmony.

We disagree. There are topics our views differ, more often than not irreconcilable that our personal opinions clash. One thinks of one thing while the other thinks of another. Still, a peaceful disagreement is better than the option of physical confrontation.

However, there are times when a group of people, especially the minority, loses their voice when the majority tries to muzzle their right to speak. Of course, the reason is obvious: they should not given the chance to air their side.

What’s the harm in saying?

“I might disagree with you but I will fight for your right to say what you want.”

Freedom of expression.

We have eyes to see and ears to hear whatever it is out there, open for all of us. It is up to us to discern what is right or wrong, and not to be dictated by anyone of what is right and wrong.

People might say that anyone could be misled. That’s a possibility. But, it could only continue if we permit it. In time, we will perceive the truth.

We have a natural goodness in all of us. Use it all the time.


7 thoughts on “Dissent

  1. Effective communication that is the elusive word in human nature I think. Just in the day to day of our life´s we dabble a lot in miscommunication. The other day I gave a present to someone and this person actually got mad because they thought I was making up for something that I had done wrong. So that was a laugh, but later on. So when you talk of a larger picture, it is extremely hard.
    What I hope is that “natural goodness” as you said, runs in more people than I think.

    Great post belsbor, uplifting a lesson to be learned by quite a few of us.

    1. Natural goodness. We do it everyday but it is a routine we do not notice because it works every time. 🙂
      I think we notice what is wrong more often.
      I am glad you liked the message. I hope we try to do our share to make our lives simpler.
      Thank you for the support. 🙂

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