“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.” ― Oscar Wilde
Life was over-protected and planned well so far because every decision and opinion was the elders and hardly ours. But when you enter your twenties, life changes, you need to make some tough calls. You need to learn to express your opinion, speak out your opinion about the topic on the table.
My family always asked me and my brother for our opinion on things that mattered to us and also at times things that we had no idea about. That way every member of the family was involved and never felt left out. Voicing our opinions came naturally to us. I remember having arguments with people because I chose to voice my opinion of disagreement over silently nodding.
Let me tell you, I was wrong. While it is essential that everyone in their twenties has got to learn to voice their opinion, it is of utmost importance that we learn when to do so. Ever battle need not be fought instead we go to choose our battles carefully.
Although, voicing my opinion comes naturally to me, when I entered the corporate world, this quality seemed to have deserted me. I am on way to re-discover it and keep it forever, but since you would be new to so many things, people, environment and life it is essential to voice your opinion.
If you do not learn to voice your opinion, others will use you and take advantage of you. So please voice your opinion, staying silent and hoping things would get better is foolishness.
This GIF is on my mind right now 😀
**All through April I will be posting the A-Z of life of a girl of twenty-something as a part of the A-to-ZChallenge. Do join me in this journey of introspection and lesson.**