my voice vs. yours
I preach that everyone's voice is unique to only them and that the world needs to hear what they have to say. Yet, when it comes to my own voice I am faster to recant, retract, or remain silent and agree with others than to stand behind what I have to say.I loath this. However, I wonder how much of my voice, your voice is actually our own and how much are we are parroting from others. Is it pompous to think we have a unique voice? Everything has already been said, and to think we have something unique to say that has never been said is pompous. So are we merely echoing the voices from throughout time? What gives me the right to fight for my beliefs, opinions, and thoughts over yours when neither are so unique that it needs to be heard?
As I fling these little words out into the void, unsure why I am must post this, I wonder maybe it's instinctual. We have this need to make our voice heard from our branch, cliff, or plain and hope something out there hears it and calls back or stays away. We voice what we've already heard because we must.
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