When it comes to moving through life and living through the grand beliefs that help schedule and influence our behavior, it’s extremely easy to adopt attitudes that are less healthy than they could be. For instance, in order to avoid coming across as a terminal moaner, we often try to handle the hardships of life in a stoic manner. In some respects, this is worthwhile. If we to whine about every single challenge we were faced with, we’d hardly grow, and would likely alienate those closest to us.
That being said, if you never speak up, you may prevent a solution from being solved, or you may feel a little more fragmented and vulnerable than you are willing to admit. It can be hard to speak up when we need to, though, especially if we have adopted the prior attitudes wholeheartedly. How can you adopt this attitude, and how do you know when it’s best to speak up? Additionally, how can you do so with confidence, a lack of guilt, and the means to find the right solution with care and attention?
We believe the following advice may help to this degree:
Expressing Problems Felt
Expressing problems can help contribute to the awareness of a certain medical need. For instance, Louis Theroux’s mid-2000s documentary detailing the trials and tribulations of children with autism, and how managing this affected their parents was an eye-opening cultural event for many, especially with such a broadcast range across the country. The parents who had the strength to open their doors and let their most vulnerable moments show allowed them to express the challenges they went through, allowing people to understand that autism is not something to be ashamed of or to laugh at, but something to bring people together, to discuss the needs of those in care. This can only be a healthy outcome. Perhaps expressing that vulnerability could be good for you, as well.
Connecting With A Community
Connecting with a community can be a worthwhile means in which to feel regularly able to ‘speak up.’ For instance, those going through a cancer diagnosis may meet with those who are also experiencing a similar journey. Here they may be able to, in a confidential and supportive environment, really talk about the troubles they may be facing. In this light, they may find the ability to get troubles off their chest in an intensive manner. That can be the first step to healthy progress.
Unfortunately, it’s very easy for ignorance to spread. Speaking up with strength can help prevent those issues in the best instance. For example, you may find that as an assault survivor, heading to local talks or community events focused on supporting concerning charities can help you dispel some of the ignorance surrounding a topic by relaying your own experiences. For instance, many grown men may feel embarrassed when both being diagnosed for or seeking the best prostate cancer treatment possible. It’s very easy for society to stigmatize and reduce that which it does not understand, and so being a shining light of insight in these circumstances can contribute to long term changes we all wish to see.
With this advice, you’re sure to adopt the attitude that speaking up is strength.
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