Author Luvvie Ajayi talks about how “your silence serves no one” and the ways in which we have to understand that speaking up does have its downsides, but it is never to late to overcome them and move on with our lives.
This Ted Talk basically taught me to understand that if I keep questioning something by keeping it to myself, then I would not be able to overcome the guilt that comes along with the fact of not speaking up when I had the chance.
The more you keep yourself confined to not speak up during those opportunities, you lose your chance to make your voice “stand out in the crowd.” Forget recognition, forget the aftermath of the statement, forget any negative phenomenon that could happen if YOU made that statement. Change must start from you; you don’t need to go looking for it, cause it’s all right there. Project your voice when you get that moment because there are people who want that statement, that voice to be heard, but they cannot place themselves in the same picture. Instead of waiting for someone to do it for you, do it for yourself and recognize the satisfaction that arises from it.