Logomachy defined is a dispute over and about words.
You can have an opposing opinion and still be respectful. Conversations never have to be dehumanizing.
A lot of situations can be avoided if people knew how to talk to one another while accepting people’s truths and feelings without telling them they’re wrong for feeling that way.
People really don’t know how to effectively communicate with one another. This is something that should be taught in school. Speak up for yourself.
“Your silence will not protect you.” – Audre Lorde
Being silent about things that are important to you will eat you alive. If someone treats you unfairly, you should speak up. Don’t let people manipulate and disrespect you and you choose to be quiet about it. You don’t have to be ashamed of your truth. You should never be afraid of your truth, it’s yours. It’s unfair to keep that inside. It happened, it wasn’t fair, however it’s your story now. We all have stories and I think it’s time we start sharing them. Share them without the fear of being judged there. Continuously break the silence and give voice to the issues you’re most passionate about.
“and when we speak we are afraid
our words will not be heard
but when we are silent
we are still afraid
So it is better to speak”
We all have experienced things we aren’t proud of…and guess what? THAT IS OKAY. Forgive others, forgive yourself, free yourself and move on. We often stay silent to protect the reputation of others, when they should’ve worried about their reputation before their actions. [If you let them] People will tell you your truths, you’ll believe them, and you’ll never walk in your own truth if you don’t define yourself for yourself! Speak up, have those difficult conversations, respect people’s opinions and stories, but most importantly liberate yourself.
“only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth. And that is not speaking.” – Audre Lorde