The majority of us are silent. When we are not content with our world, we are silent and accept it. When we see injustices, we are silent and watch. When we think we should stand up and fight for ourselves, we passively stand aside and let others overshadow us.
There are times when I feel we should find our voice. React and express our unhappiness on the way our government is running the country. Speak out against social injustices perpetrated in our communities everyday. Speak out with confidence on what we believe is right.
Many many of the human race have lost their voice. Has it been trained out of us? We are educated in schools: taught to read and write, taught to socialise with other people. Are we also taught to remain silent and to accept the status quo? Are we taught to “fit in” and not “rock the boat”? Are we taught to accept so that those with the power behind the government may continue to control us and our societies?
A minority of us have found their voice. And because of them women have the vote, children are educated, people of all races have equal rights. The question we need to ask ourselves everyday is whether we are using our voice or not.
Have you found your voice?
(Join me in the Five Minute Friday Challenge hosted by Lisa-Jo Baker. Participants write for 5 minutes with no editing, no over thinking, and no backtracking. This week’s prompt is: Voice)