I woke up this morning and found my feed full of inspirational speeches. Those speeches were given at this year's Screen Actors Guild Awards. Yes, not by politicians, but by actors. By people we often envy and consider privileged due to their stardom and paycheck, but who have probably heard more "NO"s in their lives than us. By people who reach a huge audience but are somehow denied their own opinions because of that fire they could spark. Opinions they are entitled to just as much as anyone else, and opinions which we should in no way feel obliged to take on as our own but are nonetheless important to hear again and again right now. I'm glad my love for the film industry (often labelled as 'too obsessive' or 'unimportant') has led me to such speeches - not only this year, but the last couple of them -, and find myself truly inspired by those 'unknowing actors, directors, writers and so on, who have no right to spew these words because no one values their opinion'. I mean, come on?
We may not all be entitled politicians, geniuses, presidents, ministers, kings or queens, 'lefties' or 'righties', but we are all 'just' regular people. Moreso: we are all human, and that's a bit more important, isn't it?
Never let them shut you up; find your fire and don't let the fear of being labelled stupid, naive or unqualified stop you. Ever.