I just realized something today.
Many times in my life, I’ve been told to shut up.
Not always directly – and frequently with subtle threats.
But I’m used to thinking of myself as a person without power.
It occurred to me to wonder, then: if I’m so powerless, if I really couldn’t be much of a threat to anybody – why am I being told to shut up? If I’m so wrong, why would anybody listen to what I say? Wouldn’t they just dismiss it as the ravings of a madwoman?
If people tell you to shut up, that means your words have power, and they’re afraid of that power.
Posted by SmartKat at 10:16 on November 8th, 2013 at 10:16AM
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Posted on 04:58PM on Dec 12th, 2013
I always love reading your thoughts.
Posted on 08:43PM on Dec 16th, 2013
Oh, thank you, harvey.