People demand freedom of speech as a compensation,

for the freedom of thought,

which they seldom use.

Soren Kierkegaard


People defend all kinds of stupid things.  They quote the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.  They quote the Constitution.  And those truly far gone, quote the bible.

Freedom of speech is important and it must be defended.   Our freedom of thought, however, cannot remain idle and forgotten.

There is a greatness inside all of us.  A greatness that will never shine so long as we keep choking it with our toxic thoughts.

We live in a petulantly negative place.  Just check the news.  Or talk to your coworker or neighbor.  If you have real courage, dare to be conscious of the things that enter your mind and leave your mouth.

We need to put good thoughts in our mind.  We need to silence the cancerous ideas that resist our greatness. 

Exercise your freedom of thought.

Begin to breathe again.