“Freedom of expression!!!!”

What some orange people don’t understand is that having freedom of expression doesn’t mean anyone will listen to you. In fact, with a law protecting freedom of expression, it’s LESS likely anyone will listen. Usually as person A is expressing him/herself, person B is formulating a response or figuring out how it relates to him/her.

Then there are the people who don’t want to hear what they’re hearing (there are a lot of those) and there are the people who want to hear something OTHER than what they’re hearing (they pick out the good bits and forget the rest).

The best way to assure no one will hear you is to mandate freedom of expression.

13 thoughts on “Yeah…

  1. Yes, but the alternative is also deeply unattractive. Besides. some of us seem to do better at getting people to listen. Rumors to the contrary, not everyone can speak or write or explain. It’s a talent and an art.

  2. As an english woman in Switzerland, no-one listens in any case, so I don’t bother. I’m just a legal alien despite my 48 years of Swiss nationality.
    “If “manners maketh man” as someone said
    He’s the hero of the day
    It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile
    Be yourself no matter what they say”

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