Speak Your Mind – Even if Nobody Likes It

Are you afraid you will offend people if you speak your mind? Does that cause you to keep your opinions to yourself?

Of course, there are times when it’s best to remain silent. An intelligent person recognizes the power of silence. You don’t want to spout off opinions that have no substance. You want your words to resonate with power and authority. A Master Sales Pro knows listening gets more results than talking.

President-Elect Donald Trump speaks his mind…whether anyone likes it or not. And people criticize him for it. Regardless, he won the election over that “outstanding” candidate Hillary Clinton. Makes you wonder why Hillary didn’t receive more flak. She’s always willing to speak her mind…even when she’s telling an obvious lie.

Political forces such as Nancy Pelosi, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and John McCain freely live by the principle speak your mind. And these luminaries seldom make sense.

Remember when Trump stirred things up…and created headlines when when he accused the Mexican government of sending its criminals to the US. The Washington Post claims his assertions are untrue. HISPOLITICA states Trump is right.

He even attacked John McCain’s war record. Now it’s true we might have a border problem. We can definitely slam McCain for his warmongering ways and lousy record on economic issues. However, Trump displays no mercy when he attacks something he doesn’t like. Well, we can admire him because he’s ready to speak his mind. When I think about it I almost envy him.

Donald Trump Speaking His Mind
                                                            Donald Trump Speaking His Mind

Speak My Mind – Date Walks Out

Do you ever feel when you speak your mind…people wish you would just shut up? I understand…because when I speak my mind I seldom receive any praise. Instead I invite criticism. That’s one reason I began writing.

Here’s a perfect example. One of my girlfriends told me she didn’t want to hear any of my views on economics or politics—ever. Our final date became the sounds of silence…although she did mention that I was a much nicer fellow when I kept my mouth shut. Yeah, it was definitely our last date when I sopped down 3 double shots of Wild Turkey 101 and finally told her what I thought. I said goodbye to love, if that’s what you can call it. I wonder if she misses me.

It occurred to me that if I possessed the wealth the “The Donald” or Mark Cuban possesses…she probably would have smiled like the Mona Lisa at anything I said.

Girlfriend Smiling Like the Mona Lisa
                                                         Girlfriend Smiling Like the Mona Lisa

Are you good at small talk? Personally, I don’t like it too much. While we were at a popular Mexican restaurant another girlfriend told me I was terrible at small talk. Really, why would I want to discuss the latest gossip and look at pictures of “Grumpy Cat” all night.

Here’s what happened. I tried to tell her it’s possible we are all freakin’ doomed. That’s at least what the Mogambo Guru claims. I ranted and raved about the evil Federal Reserve System…and expressed my sentiments about run away government spending. I went on and on about the massive liberty violations committed by the violent compulsion and coercion of our police state. And this was before, I had my first drink. It’s a shame I never got to order our margaritas. She walked out the restaurant and my life. It’s sure costly to speak your mind.

The Consequences

Whether you agree or disagree with Donald Trump, you have to admire the fact he is willing to speak his mind. I guess he possesses the power to say anything he wants. It must me nice to become more popular when you speak your mind. Of course, liberals hate him. To please a modern progressive you have indulge in doublespeak, the politically correct. Maybe that’s why I’m never invited to any parties. None of these socialists or big government types want to hear me speak my mind. It certainly can’t have anything to do with my ranting and raving about our abusive government and the evil Federal Reserve System…especially after a few drinks have loosened me up. Now that I think about it, I haven’t been invited to any tee-teetotaler’s recreational events.

Faces that Cause You to Talk Like a Raving Maniac.
                                         Faces that Cause You to Talk Like a Raving Maniac.

Power of Silence

I’m sure you realize spouting off unwelcome opinions hurts your credibility. Do you realize how much the overly talkative person depletes his positive energy. The Integrated Individual masters the power of silence, because he knows his words contain power. The intelligent individual treats his words like scarce resources. When he speaks, he imparts great meaning in what he says. By the way, the less you say, the more you surround your being with an aura of mystery.

In addition, in most cases…it’s best to keep your plans and strategies to yourself.

When you carelessly reveal these, you risk envious people attempting to sabotage you with their thoughts and actions. Sadly, he or she wishes to see you fall flat on your face. Anyway, you don’t want other people stealing your ideas. You should know that successful actions say much more than unrealized talk.

Who needs the embarrassment of people laughing at his or her’s unsubstantiated claims when they fail to materialize.

You silently make your plans and put them into action. If you succeed, the world will know soon enough.


You have every right to speak your mind. However, a person who possesses wisdom knows there’s a time to speak and time for silence. Certainly, you want your words to possess power.

RA Meyer – Master the Social Maze

Author: PraxisBob

RA Meyer possesses an extensive background in many areas. For years, he has studied economics, philosophy, psychology, metaphysics and success principles, integrating these disciplines into a coherent philosophy of life. In addition, his customer service (sales) career supplied him a deep understanding of human nature. He realizes there are basic principles of Objectivism, Individualism, Human Action and Spiritual Teachings that will help people become successful at achieving their goals and desires. His knowledge that life is to be lived on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level allowed him to understand “Human Action in the Social Maze.”

7 thoughts on “Speak Your Mind – Even if Nobody Likes It”

  1. Hello Robert,
    Greetings my name is Dee. I found you blog on Doug Micheal’s you tube channel today Feb. 11, 2017.
    I’m not on any kind of social media and your Social Maze struck me as something I would look into seeing you had an interest in Doug Michael. I got kicked off of Google and Facebook about 5 or 6 years ago because I was too controversial. I was told I had to follow a certain format bla bla bla. I questioned them on my free speech, well there isn’t any Free Speech on these sights, it’s for idle chit chat & stuff I’m not interested in.
    From a life time of experiences I have learn when, where, or how to speak up. I have very few intellectual conversations on subjects that are off the beaten track. I don’t look to others to validate me and I don’t care if people dislike me, because I will stand up for what is right for me.
    I was an salesperson for years and I learned how to listen to a potential customer to close the sale. If the salesperson does all the talking he can easily talk himself out of a sale. I consider myself a good conversationalist and a good conversationalist is also a good listener.

    I will make all my comments here. I can’t believe it another Ayn Rand fan. Wow!! I’ve been in California since 1975 and you are the first real live person I have met. Hi there, Robert glad to meet a real live person who know about Objectivism !!!! I appreciate how you broke down her philosophy in a nut shell. In my opinion her words has such a profound effect on people they can’t get through her books. I was about 20 when I first read Atlas Shrugged and about 3 or 4 or more times over the years.

    Well, lets see I’m sure I will comment at another time as I read more of your blog. I’m on your email list and will be looking forward to getting more info from you.
    A new fan, Dee

    1. Dee,

      It’s a pleasure hearing from you. Doug Michael…that’s one guy that doesn’t pull any punches. It’s sad that certain sites attempt to censor what you have to say. I joined a site called Voat…that’s supposed to be an alternative to Reddit. Well, it took only several days before they censored me. Many people fear truth more than they fear death.

      I’ve been in sales for years. You’re 100% right about listening to the customer. How else can you learn about his or her needs.

      Two books influenced me the most. Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged and Ludwig von Mises’ Human Action. Here’s where someone can discover the foundation of rational thinking. I’ve read a lot of books since; however these two remain the building block of knowledge.

      I took a vacation from writing. I am getting ready to post more articles.

      RA Meyer

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