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Do we actually have freedom of speech?

Posted on by Eggy

Apparently we have freedom of speech. We can say whatever we want, especially with todays social media where it's quick and easy to write whatever you want online.

However, heres the thing. You only have freedom of speech as long as no one cares about your opinion.

Once you become in the public eye, or are a celebrity then nearly everything you do or say is put closely under inspection. In fact people will even try dig up things you've said in your past to try discredit you. You have to be real careful about what you put online these days if you think your career can be destroyed because of it.

Some may argue that freedom of speech exists, it's just that their are consquences to what we say. While this is true, I don't think you have freedom of speech if people can get you fired from your job for things you said in your personal life. We see this happening more and more to celebrities. I think it must be extremely silencing to celebrities not to be able to voice there opinions unless they are happy and extremely nice opinions. Basically only "PG" rated opinions.

So remember, if you write something dark, offensive or satire based. Think to yourself. Are people gonna dig this up later and throw it in your face? because they probably will. The irony is that they tell people to change and grow up, yet when people do they still go and use the past against them, making their growing up almost redundant in that persons eyes.

Food for thought in todays social media society. "Whats on your mind" sometimes should stay on your mind.