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To Post Or Not To Post

That is the question.

To Post Or Not To Post

From the time we first log on to social media, we are instructed to be careful with what we put out on the internet. Of course this is a very important lesson, especially for younger kids who are just getting used to the world-wide web. In a world where nothing can ever truly be deleted, it is crucial to stop and think before you click post. However, where do we draw the line between being safe and being stifled?

Up until very recently, I have always been the type of person who was too concerned with being "professional" to post any opinion pieces or share videos that truly spoke to me. I would find articles and links that truly spoke to my values, current mentalities, and beliefs, yet I would never share them with anyone. What I have realized is that having a respectable profile does not mean I need to deny myself the opportunity to express my thoughts. If I resonate with a video someone posted, I am going to share it.

The other day I stumbled across a picture that said, "How about instead of me telling you why I don't find rape jokes funny, you explain why you DO find them funny. Go ahead, I'll wait." Typically, I would see this on my news feed, feel a wave of agreement wash over me, and then continue to scroll. But not this time. I identified so deeply with this post that I felt it was necessary that everyone who is friends with me should see it. If someone has an issue with a post encouraging putting an end to rape culture, that is their problem and not mine. This goes for posts about anything you are passionate about.

As long as what you are posting is respectful, true, and adds value to your profile, there is nothing wrong with wanting to express who you are. After all, it's the reason people are "friends" with you. Anyone who truly cares about you should be interested in your opinions and values. When you truly resonate with a post, have the courage to share your thoughts and let your voice be heard in the world-wide conversation.

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