If you have an education and know a bit more than the average man on the street, be proud of your knowledge. Take up some courage. Take pride in the fact that you know how to speak or write properly.
Granted, there is that person that knows what they are saying, but chooses to speak or write in the vernacular. But, should you feel bad for the insult that others may imply that you’re giving because you used a word that they don’t know? No! You should not! I think there is a boldness lacking in this society, where the street smart person has the upper hand because they are more intimidating. Yet, you should not allow this type of person to dictate what you do or how you think. You should stand firm on your ground and know that you have the intellectual property to speak your mind.
There are also many people that have a political tendency, where they can speak well, but their presence of mind is greatly lacking. Sadly, this has become rampant, because of a bandwagon mentality. Someone says something that sounds deep, and suddenly a multitude is on board. Why is this? Can the general people not think for themselves? So many people tend to take up an idea, without thinking about it, and suddenly believe it, and fall for every aspect of the concept.
Should you take what you read for granted, and not search for the other side of the story? No! You should not! I wish that more people would take in what they read and think about every side of the concept. Because, it may sound nice, but does it make sense? Ask this question with everything you read! Please do this!
“It’s bad when one thing becomes two. One should not look for anything else in the way of the samurai. It’s the same for anything else that is called a way. If one understands things in this manner, he should be able to hear about all ways, and be more in accord with his own.”
– Forrest Whitaker – Ghost Dog ( Rashomon – Konjaku Monogatarishu) –