Speak your mind, don't be a coward...

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  1. Elynjo profile image56
    Elynjoposted 9 years ago

    My intention is good and just out of curiosity. How many of us here on HubPages Forum truly express what they are thinking, what they believe in and present a good point or a sound argument?

    How many of us here are playing it safe, sort of playing politics, so they are likened by almost everybody? Be true to yourself and answer this question:

    Are you a freethinker or a sheep? (Baaaah - Baaaah)

    1. Mrvoodoo profile image60
      Mrvoodooposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Somebody who tries to understand and find common ground with the opinions of others is not necessarily a sheep, whilst somebody who courts controversy for it's own sake is not necessarily a freethinker.

      1. Elynjo profile image56
        Elynjoposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Then that means you really say what you want to say. Didn't mean to offend, just want to know if people are being honest and not scared to say what they feel.

        1. Mrvoodoo profile image60
          Mrvoodooposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          No problem, you didn't offend, you asked for my opinion and that's what I gave. smile

          1. Elynjo profile image56
            Elynjoposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            hehe wink

      2. Eaglekiwi profile image79
        Eaglekiwiposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I agree.
        I respect the role of a negotiator,mediator,peacemaker is one that demonstrates a great deal of strength and perception, yet an onlooker might not perceieve their slience as strategic.
        I like free-thinkers for their confidence and boldness.

        I follow when I want too. I follow to learn. I follow if I like where the leaders going.

        Im a free-thinker when I have to make a decision that I unltimately will be responsible for.

    2. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      What do you think?

      big_smile

    3. Laughing Mom profile image56
      Laughing Momposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting question.  I'd say somewhere in between.  Maybe a 'freep'.  roll

    4. mandybeau profile image55
      mandybeauposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I am no sheep, I am constantly spaking my mind, I have no interest in smoocging around an issue, I believe that you should say what you think, and frankly if someone else doesn't like that. Well tough.

    5. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      "I have never wished to cater to the crowd; for what I know they do not approve, and what they approve I do not know."

    6. Raven King profile image59
      Raven Kingposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I am a free thinker and you actually questioned my sanity. hehe. You kitty.

    7. Pete Maida profile image60
      Pete Maidaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Clearly you haven't read some of my hubs on social issues.

    8. sassychic profile image54
      sassychicposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I have to say for myself being it internet doesnt make a difference in the aspect that to be honest to your hub club fans and be true to yourself even tho people dont see you in person. I think that if people think you're wierd on the internet it's just like in person its what they think and not to take it personally its just an opinion that you can take or leave it.

  2. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 9 years ago

    I don't fit in well with the sheep...they ignore or avoid me tongue lol

  3. Gordon Hamilton profile image97
    Gordon Hamiltonposted 9 years ago

    Excellent thread! I like to think of myself as a Freethinker at all times. Is that not essentially one of the main points of the forums? If we all were sheep, the forums would have no value whatsoever, either in helping those with queries (everyone would simply claim to agree with the post before theirs!) or in introducing new and innovative ideas to others who populate Hub Pages.

  4. C.S.Alexis profile image91
    C.S.Alexisposted 9 years ago

    I agree that there is a difference in free thinking and just busting chops to warrant controversy. I would suspect it wise to choose your battles with thought for how you want to spend your energy. Some things just are not worth the time spent to fight over. "If it doesn't count in twenty years" is always my motto. I do not know how to think any other way but to be free, I do not find it relevant to my purpose to attack others for what they think. It is sort of my own ENERGY CONSERVATION PROGRAM.

    1. mandybeau profile image55
      mandybeauposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Everything is forgotten in 2o years, its two decades its forever.

  5. profile image43
    badcompany99posted 9 years ago

    I write what I feel, I am so explosive and unpredictable but that is me and if people don't like me and my flaws I really don't give a toss.

  6. fortunerep profile image82
    fortunerepposted 9 years ago

    Thanks for this, it is just what I needed,

    If I was to "speak my mind" bout controversial subjects as with my hub on Obama there is a possiblity of losing fans, or being unfairly judged for my opinion.  My hubs, while there are not many is either informative about things I am passionate about or my LIFE.  I have yet to find a comfort zone at HubPages.  I do not like hubs about sex, for my sex life if fine.  I do not like hubbers who express themselves sexually for the score.  Sex sales that has long been established but it changes my opinion of the hubber. 

    I do not have a profie pic, that is my choice for many reasons, although I am about to change my mind on this topic for people tend to relate when they have a face to place with your Hub.

    I think I will slowly become comfortable with Hub pages and write more that "speaks my mind" but I have run into a few that are just rude.  I give no names but you probably know who you are. I emailed a hubber asking an opinion and a question I have yet to be answered and that was annoying.  Some people are just in it for themselves, don't want other to suceed or get gratificaiton for writing something others enjoy.  Sometimes it feels like high school, there I spoke my mind.

  7. profile image0
    Leta Sposted 9 years ago

    I write what I think.  Wouldn't know how not to...  That's not to say I don't formulate what I say, wink.

  8. Lisa HW profile image67
    Lisa HWposted 9 years ago

    I'm not sure "sheep" are even capable of recognizing that they are "sheep".

  9. Shadesbreath profile image82
    Shadesbreathposted 9 years ago

    I'm sheep.  I look fantastic in wool, and my natural timidity makes me mousy (which I'm not sure if that's technically a mixed metaphor or okay given the whole sheep-rodent thing).

    But mostly I'm afraid I will make someone mad at me and they will say mean things.  People's opinions mean everything to me and I can't handle disapproval at all.  Sarcastic people are the worst.

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
      Ron Montgomeryposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      No, right-wing nativist nazis are the worst.  Anyone who disagrees with me will be deported, or if you are a citizen of one of the "lesser" nations you will be water boarded. That's it.  End of discussion.

  10. apeksha profile image60
    apekshaposted 9 years ago

    I think I am very true with my hub write ups..u can check out by visiting n reading those..

  11. profile image0
    Janettaposted 9 years ago

    I usually speak my mind, but I know when to keep my mouth shut too. You watch and listen andyou learn when to keep your mouth shut and just observe.  I generally put in my two cents, but I am pretty laid back. I'm not going to bash anyone or get in anyone's face for no reason, but I will not be walked all over either. There's a fine line, you just have to learn how to walk it...

    AHA BadCo--I'm a tightrope walker!! big_smile

  12. breakfastpop profile image88
    breakfastpopposted 9 years ago

    I don't play politics, ever.   I speak my mind and tell it like it is.  I am not a big fan of being "politically correct"  because it smacks of dishonesty.  There is definitely a way to tell the truth and be considerate, to a degree, at the same time.

    1. sassychic profile image54
      sassychicposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Right on!!!! Your rock! smile big_smile

 
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