THE EMOTIONAL MANY: SHOULD EVERYONE’S VOICE GET COUNTED

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“Don’t fight it, there’s just too many of them.”


In the event you find yourself in an argument with a community of people via social media, don’t fight it. There are just way too many people out there to fight against the grain. And this is something that the President of the United States is dealing with while in the White House. Never get into bouts, and if they start to smell fear, they attack more. It’s like sharks in the ocean, they smell blood and fear, then next thing you know, you’re in a world-wind of fighting. Then once the argument is over, you leave the situation feeling like crap, and they leave feeling a sense of accomplishment. This is what brings me to ask the question, ” Should everyone who has an opinion be aloud to have their opinion heard?” Just because you passionately feel a certain way does not necessarily mean it means something.

Especially in today’s society where everything is a hashtag and an agenda. Any reason for people to get made at some new topic of interest. Then once you show it the slightest bit of attention, the fire ignites even more. And that’s when you realize that not everyone’s opinion should be heard. But you can’t get that across to advertisers who cringe and coward in fear at the very thought of being labeled anti-anything. Instead of pushing back, they cater to the loud noise. Advertisers don’t want to lose anybody, so they try their best to appease this loud audience. And like I said, you shouldn’t listen to everyone. Sometimes you just have to loss a few people. Hard to do when you are profit maximizing firm, where dollars is everything. Depending on the profession, there is a way to respond to such criticism from the masses. You can either ignore and loss some people, or do like comedians and poke fun at the critics. Because then again, they have a loud voice, but only make up a small percentage of the country.

Which brings me into my next point regarding people who feel like everything they say must be dealt with swiftly. This swift and sensitive bunch are what we call the loud minority. The other group that don’t care are known as the silent majority. The loud group might constitute for about 100,000 people while the silent group is about 10,000,000 people. Problem is, we tend to cave to the 100,000 and give them a voice. A voice that they probably don’t even deserve to have in the first place. And in the end, if that silent group do not speak up and counter the loud group you will continue to see this loud small group have a voice when they shouldn’t have a voice. Advertisers will learn when that silent group finally speaks, that they are the masses, and that the loud group is only in existence to make life more difficult. Considering a lot of times, this loud group are projecting the disdain they have for their own lives onto you.


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I JUST WANT TO LIVE: WHY MOST DON’T FIGHT AGAINST THE GRAIN

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“I know things are wrong, but what can I do?”


Observing the issues that have been in the news lately, you have to ask yourselves, “How do the masses feel about all this socio-political tension.” Because we see the people outside protesting. They are the fearless few who don’t think twice before stepping out and fighting. They are the ones not afraid to go to jail for what they believe is right. The chosen few that if not for them a lot of things in life just would not change. When I walk around, it’s as if we live in two separate countries. The country that fights for rights and the country that just exist. And that portion that just exist is know as the silent majority. The silent majority would much rather go to work , come home, and act as if life around them is not happening. Well, why do they do it?

I can’t look at people who don’t fight hard for what they believe in as cowards. As you age, you understand humans as a whole. And then you learn that most people just want to exist. They don’t want trouble, they just want to work and make it home in time to feed themselves and their families. But there are problems in your society that if not for the chosen few who fight, where would so many be today. We always like to look into the past and say the bad people were then, and now is different. But to me, I don’t think there were worst people in the past as a whole. I think that most people felt even slavery was bad for society. It’s just that we accept things as a nation and for the most part the world at large. Almost like this self-defeating, “Oh well, that’s how things are I guess.”

If people felt they could overthrow subjugation, I think they would have done so. But for some reason, one person says, “I’m just a regular guy, what can I do?” And then 5 people say that, then 50, then 500, and so on and so forth. All the way until it is the narrative driving a civilization. Until someone stands and speaks out, then more join. Now, is that enough for the masses to involve themselves, no. Because they are afraid; no. Maybe it’s because they disagree with the fighting; no. People don’t involve themselves because they are concerned for their own well-being and employment, but they do agree with the protest against the status quo. We might see that and say, “Well protestors are risking their lives.” But the human element of what we are is self-preservation. It all comes down to the whole fight or flight mentality. Who will stay and fight opposition and who will run away?

In the end, like I said before, the masses could be mistaken for cowardly, but just because someone is scared does not necessarily make them a coward. To me a coward is someone who prays on others weaker than them but wouldn’t dare take on a person who is their equal. You see, a lot of people not fighting back has to do with that ingrained things that lies inside of all of us. We step out into the world all hoping that nothing bad happens. We just want to work and exist. Some people don’t even care if they are barely existing because everyday above ground is great day. But as for the chosen few who fight back, they do so even if the masses don’t get involved. They fight and ultimately we all benefit from their hard pushback; and for that we thank them. Even if at times it is a silent thank you.


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