On Day 13 of the 30-Day Thankful Challenge, we'll spend some time feeling grateful for free speech.
Imagine a world where you weren't permitted to express your real opinion about the leaders of our country or whoever was in charge of whatever organization. Imagine if using a certain word or making a certain implication about your nation's president resulted in imminent death, torture, or both.
It's not pleasant to think about. But this is a grim fact of daily existence in some countries. And freedom begins with saying what you want, but it doesn't end there. In some parts of the world, there's a long and oppressing list of rules that must be followed and sentiments that are not to be expressed to the public, verbally or in writing.
Have you considered the vastly powerful tool that we have at our hands, which can be used for either the betterment or detriment of society? It's the internet, and it's your choice what to do with this incredibly powerful tool that humans created.
How will you choose your freely spoken words wisely, on the internet?
Will you take advantage of the opportunity for free speech? Expressing your good thoughts and sharing the ideas of others can be easily accomplished with a blog or social media page of your own. What sorts of free thought will you fill up your pages with that you share with the entire world?
Today, give thanks for the freedom of speech.