I was spoken to on Friday.
And I’m not going to say by who so don’t ask me.
Don’t do it.
This person communicated with me in a fair but stern manner regarding the way that I had stood my ground on an issue I felt passionately about.
They discussed my personality and my exuberant nature, my ability to influence others, and my drive to evoke change.
They cautioned that during the moment I was standing my ground some might not have agreed with me; with my behaviour.
It was suggested that perhaps in the future, should I take issue with a topic being discussed, I could hold a conversation one on one with the person who brought it up.
Away from the group.
It was mentioned that I should attempt to go with the flow on some subjects and not “rock the boat” so much.
Not bring so much attention to the subject matter or myself.
And then it was my turn to rebut.
I explained that I did not agree with the subject matter that was presented to me.
That the way to evoke change was not through “going with the flow” and ignore problems or issues, it was to discuss it in a group, with the people that were going to be affected.
Involving others, bringing attention to the problem, and letting each other know where it can be improved is how to create change.
We are all capable of it but so many people fear it.
They are afraid of the process, the meaning, and what it brings.
I will always be the voice for people who can’t or won’t speak up.
I will always take that risk.
And I will ALWAYS rock the boat.
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