I’m Sorry, Did You Say Something?
Remember sitting in class and the teacher asked a question that you thought you knew the answer to but you refused to raise your hand for fear of being incorrect? I know that I am not alone. I’m not the only one who has ever doubted what I had to say or struggled to find my voice. We all have. Discovering your voice is a meaningful part of human development.
It appears that the older we get, the more confidently we speak and lift our voices for what we believe in or want to say.
If you don’t believe me, scroll through any of your social media pages. More people are speaking more loudly than ever. And whether we like what people are saying, there is no denying that we all have a voice. The greatest question becomes: How will you use your voice to let the world know that you were here? Furthermore, what will you have to show for this lifetime?
We can of course refer to the greats of our time ranging from musicians to athletes and sportscasters to entertainment moguls and so on. But, we mustn’t take the act of raising our voices lightly. It is one of the most powerful things that we can do to make an impact. Speaking up and speaking out is life changing.
And when I speak of raising our voices, let’s be clear that this is far beyond posting on social media. I’m talking about real impact. So, what’s your plan? What do you have to say?
The truth is that whether or not you raised your hand that day in class, you had something to say then and you have something to say now. And unlike those moments of uncertainty of the past, it is certain that no one has experienced life like you. You are the only witness to the way that your life has unfolded. Thus, you are an expert at something. Figure out what that is and share it. It is almost like paying rent here on earth. Trust me, you’ve got something to say and there is someone out there that needs to hear it. All my love. ❤️
Ardre Orie, Writer|Publisher|Film Director