DO: Pull up your pants, brush your teeth, make your bed, kiss your parents and go out into the world and become a ‘maker’. Strive for something, make the world a better place, have an opinion, express it freely. Be open minded, most people you will meet will teach you something. Burn bright, take risks and know you cannot please everyone. Mistakes are cool. No mistakes means no learning, you must learn and continue to do so, regardless. Be a reader of wide subjects and listen to your gut. Your instincts are almost always right. Give, when ever you can but be clever in your giving.
DONT: Be a ‘taker’. Takers live in the world of entitlement and are only interested in squeaking something off the backs of others. They disguise this by becoming busy bodies and not concentrating on how they can contribute themselves but more so look toward people who are achieving in their own lives and calling foul. Words, phrases and actions like: equality for all, you cannot say that, the limiting of peoples freedoms and actions, the surveillance by the State, the over reach of rules generated by life bureaucrats over Sovereign Countries and the cry of not fair are all warning signs.
If, what ever the reason, you have fallen into the ‘taker’ pot I will assist you right here, right now. Read the ‘DO’ paragraph again... And again... And again. Its just a start point and it starts with you, nobody else. There is an old phrase, “sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me.”. Have the gumption to start now. People quite often say “but I don't know where to start.” Let me help you again, right here right now. When your life direction hasn't turned up yet, just replace that project with the project of you! You ‘must’ become a maker in order to make the world a better place. So start with yourself, today, to-now!
It all just rolled out of my head so go well and go fast. In less than 100 hundred years you wont be here! What will you legacy be, MAKER or TAKER?
Freedom of speech is silenced through the use of labels (pick your -ist or -phobe) being unfairly assigned to those who don't agree with your narrative to more aggressive tactics like harassment, bullying, doxing, blackmail, threats, and outright violent assaults. Groups like BLM and Antifa and their like-minded allies use these tactics to silence, brow beat, and character assassinate any who dares fall out of line with their (many of the times false) narrative or political position. Private citizens and even public officials (e.G. IRS harassment scandal and accusations of a "muslim ban" by congressional Democrats in refugee immigration vetting to name a few) are both guilty. There simply is no discourse or debating of the merits of differing positions/ideas. There is an active push to not only NOT seek the truth, but to redefine truth to fit a narrative regardless of opposing facts. Facts simply don't matter anymore and the concept of 'the pursuit of the truth' is no longer a virtue but has been demonized. Truth should be the aim for everyone regardless of your feelings or position. This "you're either with us or you're a fascist" false dichotomy has to stop. "Sunlight is the best disinfectant" meaning the more information and transparency we have, the better we will be able to obtain the truth. These anti-freedom of speech/safe space/hate-speech minded folks have to rely on darkness and keeping people in the dark by providing less knowledge and facts while manipulating the language of discourse to control information available to the public. Without the necessary facts in the light of day, the truth will always be obfuscated when free speech (especially unpopular speech) is not freely allowed and evaluated against the facts.
When people are allowed to speak freely you have no control over what they say. Hateful comments can be made and rumours can spread quickly. These rumours can become much larger. They can evolve into 'fake news'. A particularly vicious piece of fake news could be disastrous and end up in government shutdowns and other hugely bad consequences.