Speak With Conviction

A friend posted this video on Facebook yesterday and I wanted to share it with you!

As funny as the poem is, the truth it reveals is scary–
my generation does preface statements with unnecessary things.
We phrase things as questions.
We add unnecessary words.


Because we’re scared.

We’re scared our opinions don’t matter or that no one will want to hear them.

We’re scared to look stupid in front of our peers or worse in front of our professors.

We’re scared that we really are “the stupidest generation yet” just like they report in the papers.


This poem tells it like it is.

In order to be taken seriously, we have to speak seriously.

In order to be accepted as intellectual beings, we have to drop our “ums” our “likes” and our “you knows”.

In order to prove to ourselves we are worthy we have to state our opinions without fear and
use declarative sentences.

One response to “Speak With Conviction”

  1. Cara Pitchford Avatar
    Cara Pitchford

    I find too many passive aggressive people. I am not saying that overly aggressive people are the answer but whiny people who can’t even vocalize a straight forward opinion while looking a person in the eyes can’t be taken seriously. I would like to suggest that those who wish to have their opinions listened to, should learn to speak with conviction and factually.

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