Cancel culture has become a cancer that’s metastasizing in our society. The popular media has embraced the practice of boycotting or shaming individuals or companies who hold opinions or beliefs that are unacceptable to their social agenda groups.
The purpose of this article is not to debate the values behind those social agendas. No matter their intentions, cancel culture has devastated people with sincere hearts. This organized social bullying often hinders free speech, stifles creativity, and demands conformity. Instead of engaging in meaningful discussions about issues, our modern cancel culture uses fear and censorship to shout down opinions different from theirs.
I respect my recent Unbeatable guest, John Lovell, for many reasons. I had the privilege of serving with this courageous warrior on multiple combat deployments. I am also inspired by how he continues putting his faith into action. I’m equally inspired by his courage to make his voice heard despite cancel culture’s intense opposition to his values.
Speaking your convictions isn’t always easy, but it’s important.
It takes courage to stand up for what you believe in and to speak out against what you think is wrong. In a world where cancel culture seems to be on the rise, it’s more important than ever to be willing to speak your mind.
You must believe it to your core
First and foremost, you must believe in your convictions to your core. You must know what you stand for and why you believe it. This means educating yourself and forming your own opinions rather than just going along with the crowd. It also means being open to changing your mind if new evidence or perspectives come to light.
At the end of the day, speaking your convictions is about being true to yourself. It’s about having the courage and integrity to stand up for your beliefs, even in the face of adversity. So go ahead, speak your mind, and let your convictions be heard. You might inspire someone else to do the same.
You must have the stones to say it
Once you’ve established your convictions, you must have the courage to say them out loud. This can be scary, especially if you know that your views are unpopular or controversial. But speaking up is essential if you want to make a difference.
You never know who else might be quietly thinking the same thing but is afraid to say it.
Speaking your convictions is not an easy task. It requires a great deal of courage and confidence. It means standing up for what you believe in, even if you’re going against the status quo or facing criticism and backlash from others. But the truth is, being true to your convictions is more important than giving in to the pressure of cancel culture.
You must be willing to back it up
Of course, speaking your convictions isn’t just about making noise. You must also be willing to back up your words with actions. This means being willing to stand up for what you believe in, even in the face of opposition or criticism. It means living your values every day, even when no one is watching.
Speaking your convictions takes practice and patience. It may not always be easy, but it is worth it. When you speak the truth, you inspire others to do the same. You create a culture of openness, honesty, and authenticity. You encourage growth and learning and promote diversity of thought and opinion.
To combat cancel culture, you must have the courage to speak your convictions. You must believe in your core values and be willing to stand up for them, no matter what. This means having the stones to say what we truly believe, regardless of the consequences. It means backing up our convictions with action and taking responsibility for our words and actions.