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So many people seem hell bent on making sure that I don't offend people. They say that my message will go farther. The odd thing is, if they are right, then why is it that my message is currently going so far? Is my message reaching more people than their message?

I think that if you try to please everybody, your progress is limited by the noisiest fool.

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Only one person really matters, please yourself. The rest will have to accept it.
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Doubt many are actually trying to "save you from yourself"; more like trying to provide another point of view - of yourself and/or your output - which may or may not be useful to you.

Re. "the odd thing...", I've personally found that many of the things that people value about me never (ever) crossed my radar until... Well, until some accidental or on purpose learning happened to me. I'm not actually proposing that I'm a dummy (!), rather that there's a whole lot extant than even really smart guys can't see all of and that of course includes themselves and their circumstance.

I'm personally of the opinion that one of the greatest gifts we give each other is our (different) view of the other and all else. It provides to the individual a window and a stepping stone to different worlds with different rules, possibilities, realities.

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