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November 6, 2022

Do you often stick to the path and follow the rules? Growing up, rules often meant keeping quiet, minding your manners and staying out of trouble. But according to author and professional troublemaker, Luvvie Ajayi Jones ( causing some trouble once in a while is not only OK — it’s actually necessary! Especially when it comes to speaking up about something that isn't right in your home or at work, or even in the world. But for many people, fear stands in the way of being able to address or confront important problems. "We're afraid of rejection, we're afraid of getting it wrong," says Jones. So how can you speak up against the status quo? Luvvie Ajayi Jones says you need to start get comfortable with being uncomfortable *and* to ask yourself:⁠ 1) Do I mean it?⁠2) Can I defend it?⁠3) Can I say [it] thoughtfully?⁠If you feel brave enough to make your voice heard, you can be a positive example for others to stand up for the changes they want to see. ❤️⁠⁠Want to learn more about standing up for what you believe in? 💪 Go to the link to our bio to listen to the latest episode of "How to Be A Better Human" with Luvvie Ajayi Jones and host Chris Duffy ( on Podcasts!
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