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Neutrality Is No Friend Of Mine

What standards could a person possibly be held accountable to if they felt no sense of loss or gain by their choices?

I don’t trust the person who merely believes in doing the right thing. I trust the person who feels a sense of gain in their doing of the right thing. I trust the person who feels a sense of loss in their doing of the wrong thing.

I want nothing to do with the one who claims to be acting wholly apart from their self-interest.

Nothing is more frightening than the idea of an entity that feels no sense of loss or gain in the way they treat people.

Neutrality is just as dangerous as negativity.

 

The inherently offensive nature of self-expression

“What are the words you do not yet have? What are the tyrannies you swallow day by day and attempt to make your own, until you will sicken and die of them, still in silence? We have been socialized to respect fear more than our own need for language.” -Audre Lorde

Being silent will help you mitigate the criticism of those who take offense with what you say, but it wont shelter you from the negative judgment of those who believe it is your obligation to speak up.

The instant you base the value of your words on the absence of social disapproval, you become a perpetually frustrated player in a zero-sum game.

There is no neutral place in philosophic space. All points of view are points of contention.

Whether you speak or remain silent, your stance will offend.

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