So for my online English class, we have to write in these discussion forums for assignments. I felt like posting this particular one because I thought a lot about my response; something I usually don’t do that often for school unless the topic appeals to me. Our current unit is about finding our “voice”.
The prompts were:
What does it mean to “find your voice”?
Is finding your voice important? Why or why not?
What can happen to us if we never find our voice?
This is my response:
To find your voice, means to find something that you believe in. It’s to take a stance on a subject matter; to come to a realization of your own integrity as a person and to gain the ability to express your honest opinions and viewpoints, passionately and purposefully. I believe that finding our voices is important to the betterment of every generation, because the people who have the courage to speak their minds (intelligently) are usually the people who end up shaping what our lives will become in the future; the morals and values we will eventually come to adopt, technological advancements, and different beliefs and philosophies. TED talks are a perfect example of people who have found their voices on a variety of different topics, and are also the people who have given rise to even more strong-minded, creative, people. It’s because these individuals have been making revolutionary changes and inspiring vast majorities in many different fields of discussion, why it’s so important to find voices of our own. So that we can keep the spread and sharing of ideas flowing. So that we can progress and grow as people instead of living a routinely way of life; never breaking the barriers and restrictions that hold us back from our full potential. When the question states “us”, I’m assuming it means kids from my generation, but it can apply to anyone at any age. If we never have the courage or desire to find our voices, then not only would we be a pretty boring group of people, but we’d also be contributing to a stagnant existence. We’d be repeating the same mistakes, or perhaps creating new ones, and never being innovative with ways to fix problems to make life easier and more enjoyable an/or beneficial for everyone. Okay, I think I’m going overboard for a small English assignment so I’ll stop there.