Finding the Courage to Speak Up When Everyone Else Is Silent

“We spend so much time listening to the things people are saying that we rarely pay attention to the things they don’t. Silence is the residue of fear. It is feeling your flaws gut-wrench guillotine your tongue.It is the air retreating from your chest because it doesn’t feel safe in your lungs. Silence is Rwandan genocide. Silence is Katrina. It is what you hear when there aren’t enough body bags left. It is the sound after the noose is already tied. It is charring. It is chains. It is privilege. It is pain. There is no time to pick your battles when your battles have already picked you.” Clint Smith

Finding the Courage to Speak Up

Have you ever been in a situation where you felt like there was something you should’ve done, something you should’ve said, but for some reason, you just didn’t have the courage to speak up, to take action?

Watch this powerful and inspiring TED Talk to discover from Clint Smith how powerful words can be, when said at the right moment and why not having the courage to speak up, your truth can lead to acts of injustice and ignorance, even if they are not intended.

P.S: Clint Smith is a 25-year-old teacher who was given only 4 minutes for his first ever TED Talk. His message is mind blowing!

Enjoy 🙂

Finding the Courage to Speak Up When Everyone Else Is Silent

~Love, Luminita💫

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Luminita D. Saviuc

Luminita, the Founder of PurposeFairy, is an enthusiastic student of the arts, psychology, and spirituality. Her acclaimed blog post, 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy , was shared by over 1.3 million people on Facebook. Later on, it became the heart of her book, 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy., book that was published by Penguin Random House. For more details check out the 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy Book Page.

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