Quote: Pushback

“There will always be pushback for anything you write into the world. No need to melt down or flip out. Be ready to engage discussion in a sound, sober, gentle, humble manner that forgets your insecurities and approaches the actual idea. Public discourse entails that your baby is now up for grabs, open to attack, vulnerable to dissection, dissenting voices, and differing opinions. If you’re not okay with that, then keep yourself in the third drawer of your candlelit desk in the dungeon chamber. But if you have the guts to welcome disagreement, then speak passionately for what you believe to your fellow human being, not that all will be convinced but that a few would be convicted.”

4 thoughts on “Quote: Pushback

  1. Thank you. Am presently researching something I would like to write about and I know it’ll be controversial so I might print this out and tape it over my computer. I’m not hoping to change anyone’s opinion I just want to challenge people to think. Excellent advice but I too sometimes find it hard to do.


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