Freedom of Speech isn’t what it use to be in America. Today, fear of public opinion is silencing many, afraid their beliefs will lead to a feeding frenzy in the media, falling out of favor like a fading star. Thus, individuals are forced to relocate their voice, finding other avenues to express how they really feel.
In an episode called State of Grace, the writers of Joan of Arcadia present a show focusing on a junior in high school who stutters. Though intelligent, he is unable to communicate what is in his mind without severe stammering. Subsequently, he turns to writing to voice his opinions. Joan played by Amber Tamblyn encourages her new friend to relocate his voice from the debate team to writing for the school newspaper.
As graduates enter the work force this spring, its harder than ever to discover where you can maximize your God given talents. Though money is an important factor, failure to apply your gifts in a position can stifle your joy. Until you locate a place that values your assets, people will continue to search for an ideal match. May you enjoy the journey as you relocate your voice to find your place in this world.
Please share how or who has influenced you to stand up for your belief in the comment section below.
by Jay Mankus