Freedom Of Speech?

I’ve been watching the news. I’ve been paying attention. Still I’m confused. What’s going on??

Gay life vs people of faith (any faith). People of faith vs atheist’s. Atheist’s vs agnostic’s. You want to be heard, understandable. You want respect, absolutely understandable! It’s been widely known that you want to stand up for your beliefs, you want the right to say and live in a way that honors your core values. That’s awesome, notably worthy of respect simply because you’re human. You have that right. The right to choose how to live, what to believe or not believe, and speak your peace about it!

We all know about war. Why is there war? Bottom line……major conflict! Is war necessary? Sometimes, yes. Why sometimes yes? Well….. for freedom. Right? Do you agree? It would be “nice” to settle disputes, and or conflicting beliefs with a handshake while agreeing to disagree but as you all know, this has not been possible between nations. A handshake and a smile usually means there’s a hidden agenda, and keep your eyes open because somethings coming!

How free is speech? The truth is it’s not free! Freedom of speech will cost you something. It may cost you your job, your position at your job, your mate (yes, it’s happened), and most obvious, freedom of speech may cost you your life (war).

In a life without combat armed with weapons (yes you who are not fighting overseas at war for our freedom), why not allow those who don’t share your beliefs be? Why push so hard to the point of cruelty just to be “right”? Why is there a battle going on between who’s right and who’s not, and how we should live oppose to how we should not live? What’s really going on here? WAR. War among people of all nations and nationalities, who fight for there own values and beliefs.

To those who share in gay rights, agnosticism, atheism, people who are faith based (all faith’s)…ask yourselves, who are you to judge? It is a cruel act to be so judgmental and to mistreat anyone in anyway simply because a person or persons do not share your beliefs. Take notice of the anger that you portray when enraged with such conviction because you are in conflict with someone of opposite opinions/beliefs. Remember, only those with small minds are “ignorant” to understanding that all things are beautiful in there own way regardless of opposition. Your “right” does not make it right for someone else.

If you are at peace with your belief’s, why judge, argue, raise your blood pressure just to make a point, to “win”? Let your actions be your words. Live your life, set an example, show that you like being “you.”  Speak your mind but know when to stop. Know that you’ve done all you could do for your cause, then be still.

For those of you who are at war, armed with weapons…. and to those who made it home, Thank you!

Thank you for sacrificing your life for mine.

Live, love, honor and laugh out loud! Prioritize you.

About Cassandra Pavolic

As a retired performer for 25 years transitioning careers has been difficult. I truly enjoyed my career as an aerialist performer. I was fortunate enough to see the world, traveled many places and met people from all cultures. I learned a tremendous amount about life and people during my years traveling than I would in a school setting. The one thing I took away from being on the road is that no matter what ethnic background you are, we are all so similar. A smile is a smile in every language (happiness or contentment). Expressions of all emotions have the same meaning around the world. For this reason we are similar, and I somehow find that comforting. I'm now 50! It's hard to believe I'm fifty already! I reflect on my accomplishments as well as my failures up to date. Both are irrelevant to what I value most. I value people and relationships. I value my deity, it is the number one thing that keeps me stable. Being true to myself is a portion of my "food" in regards to my decision making. When I steer away from being my true self I am disappointed. Exercise, taking walks, and being still are another source of "food" in my life. I like to be still, listen and observe all things. I have been this type of person since a young child. Perhaps one of the reasons why I take an interest in Personality Psychology and my recent studies human behavior. I hold an Associates degree in Music/Theater/Dance from Dean College in MA. I quickly realized I wanted to perform, therefore my journey began immediately after graduating from Dean. I have been a Licensed Massage Therapist, as well as a Certified Personal Trainer. I am curious, I am persistent and I am passionate. I'm on a mission to be a better person, to help those who want to help themselves, and to share my thoughts, opinions, experiences to anyone who gives a damn. All in hoping that what I have to offer will change lives as you learn to keep your priorities in order. And so I started prioritize you.
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