Younger kids often don’t have a filter yet and are very honest in their opinions

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Speaking up is a very scary thing to do, especially when you’re going against the norms or the only one speaking up. But I’ve also learned this year that sometimes in situations by not speaking up at all, your silence can speak numbers and it can seem you agree with something that is wrong. And sometimes you will have to speak up and stand up. In the TED talk by Cathrine Sandland, she does a really amazing job explaining why we need to speak up when things are too important to stay silent. I like to believe I’m slowly gaining confidence in my voice and speaking up when it matters most to me and others.

https://edef360.wordpress.com/2020/09/20/speaking-up-when-it-matters

Disinformation acts as an ever-evolving tool that can be used to help change or expedite how the public interprets individuals, policies, or other general categories of opinion

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Though President Trump has been exceptionally vocal about the negative effects of fake news, even going as far as to publicly accuse several news outlets of participating in the activity, there are many who believe his campaign is using fake news accounts as a tactic to get him ahead in the election race. For example, several prominent news outlets such as the Washington Post and the New York Times have claimed that President Trump’s campaign is built on disinformation.

https://theneedtoknow880685314.wordpress.com/2020/09/10/the-fight-against-disinformation

Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should live their lives, but none about their own

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This feels for me like one of the huge issues around social media. People use social media platforms to lecture others on the right way to be. The right thoughts, beliefs, routines, habits, political affiliations, diet, way to be in relationship, way to support their cause… the list is endless. And if you dare disagree, you are at best un-liked and at worst, personally attacked.

https://musingsofanemotionalcreature.com/2020/09/10/feeling-fed-up-with-negative-news-inspired-to-share-uplifting-life-lessons

Accents allow us to feel part of a social group, and can give us a sense of identity and belonging

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Humans have developed this incredible ability to read each other’s voices. By listening closely to someone’s accent, we can make guesses about their age, gender, nationality, social status, the languages they speak, and even where they went to school. Unfortunately, this finely-honed skill also has a dark side. As an accent can tell us so much about a person, we often attribute qualities to that person based on their voice, just as we often make assumptions about a person based on how they look.

https://thelanguagebrain.wordpress.com/2020/09/09/everyone-has-an-accent-what-does-yours-say-about-you

Slapped in the face….. by my own father

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Family is created not born. My friends reached out to check in on me. That is family. Having my back, listening and telling me what they think. I have some family members that don’t do that. Shown their true colors. But that’s a story for another time. It’s been a week. I have been ignoring him. Not talking unless spoken too. I will be civil. But I will not forgive you. Even if he apologizes. I am done. I do not condone violence. He walks as if he did the right thing. Bitch, just give me my money so I don’t have to deal with you. Acting like the alpha, when he does zip. Nada. Clean the house, nah, wash the dishes, laundry, make dinner. Nope. “That’s a woman’s job,” he says.

https://kloudnine.home.blog/2020/08/28/daddys-little-girl

Peace, love, raise the rent

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I have things taking up space, space it no longer deserves in my home, in my heart, and in my mind. I was discussing this very same thing this past week with my friend whose work environment has become toxic. I urged him to pull the chord and walk so he would make space for positive changes. The advice I gave him of course was not immediately apparent to myself. This is why when something is taking up space which no longer serves you, you need to cut ties and move the fuck on. Because to think you will be able to explore opportunities to the fullest extent of the Universe while that space is completely full of crap is unrealistic; you are literally cock blocking yourself.

https://mindfulafmama.wordpress.com/2020/08/23/cock-blocked

No matter how much it hurt at the time, rejection has ALWAYS worked together for my good

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I have learned that when you are on a journey, you pack light. You carry only what you can tote on your back and in your hand. That’s it. No more. No less. There is no room for anything that is non-essential. Drama. Hurt. Betrayal. Distraction. None of that can go with you. I mean it can, but you end up starving on the journey because you don’t have any room to pack nourishment and sustenance.

https://lexceereelindustries.com/2020/08/22/reframing-rejection