Expressing your opinion in 21st century is not as straight forward as it used to be. Questioning the socio-political consensus comes at a price and the perceived cost of holding opposing views is too high for some. Self-censorship is on the rise.
The internal struggle can feel like being in a cognitive jail cell. Sometimes we’re the ninja skilled at escapology, other times we’re the prison guard slamming the door. In the long run, our integrity, self-respect and intellectual honesty take the hit. If we don’t risk offending people, how will we know what we think?