What annoys you about today’s society?

The fact that words, or lack thereof, is considered violence.

I hate the slogan ” Silence Is Violence “. It represents the ugly notion that one is part of the problem if one is not actively fighting social problems.

Is silence violence? Is silence consent? Really? This is not a sustainable standard at all.

Famines disgust me, but I’m not out there fighting world hunger on a daily basis. Am I part of the problem? As much as I’d like to, I’m also not out there fighting domestic violence. Am I partially to blame for it? I’m also not there protesting human trafficking, but does my inaction really result in violence?

We are humans. It is vital that we are educated, but we cannot have a moral obligation to actively participate in every moral crusade. The world does not work that way. After all, there’s a big difference between ignoring someone being beaten up before your eyes and not displaying intense activism on every recent social issue.

There will always be people who are somewhat apathetic or who feel weakly motivated to denounce injustices. Not everyone needs to be out on the streets, rioting and simmering with rage. Trying to equate peaceful behavior with violence is a despicable tactic.

Those who believe in this rhetoric seem to have a very black and white view of people’s opinions. Either you openly support them, or you are a violent and regressive individual. Either you are with them or you are against them. But, the truth is that there is a large gray area of ​​indifference that occupies most of the space.

“Silence is violence” has everything you want in a tagline, from simplicity to complete lack of clarity.