Freedom of Speech is a right and a privilege. But with every freedom there comes also a responsibility. As I’ve said to my sister,
“We may have freedom of speech but we also have to remember that it doesn’t grant us the freedom to hurt other people.”
Most people seem to have forgotten this fact as each raced to express their individual opinions on everything whether solicited or not. Though I am glad to be alive in this time, where people do not fear to speak out what’s on their mind, our freedom to speak freely is intended to give voices to things that are important to us and to society as a whole, not as an avenue to inflict harm as is most prevalent today in social media.
FACT: There are still places on Earth wherein freedom of speech is much restricted or does not exist at all.
“Words can HURT or HEAL. What did yours do today?”