On being controversial.

I wanted to give this article I wrote on May 1 last year a second chance, so I’ve bumped it. I hope it inspires you to write honestly about what you really feel, trolls and critics be darned.

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I don’t write to people-please. I did enough people-pleasing as a scared, awkward child and a codependent wife to a sociopath. Those days, for me, are numbered. I blog to be honest about myself and the way I see the world. Being completely honest isn’t always easy, and there have been many times I haven’t posted something I really wanted to because I was afraid of how people might react. But my track record is pretty good, and usually my desire to post an opinion or viewpoint that may not be “popular” overrides my fear of angering or upsetting someone. Even if I hesitate before posting an unpopular or controversial opinion, more often than not, I’ll eventually post it anyway and worry about the fallout (if any) later.

Most of the time, I’ve been pleasantly surprised. I’ve had people actually thank me for posting a controversial or unpopular opinion, because…

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4 thoughts on “On being controversial.

  1. Bravo.
    Even when I think I am being trolled, it’s interesting to use it – to accept the challenge intellectually but not emotionally. I have updated, changed, even had epiphany as a result of the words or actions of others that challenged me to the core … but then there are also trolls 🙂 and sometimes they are just that and no more (sometimes they aren’t even really ‘good’ at trolling!!), and sometimes my rumination leaves me where I started, and that’s OK too … I watched them through the window, I heard what they had to say, but I didn’t open my door …
    There are times though where I keep my opinions, thoughts, etc to myself. It’s happening more and more. I’m not sure I’m that happy about it. They are still on the inside … your post is helpful to me.

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