Your opinion matters

Authority decides. The people underneath agree because they fear the consequences of rebuttal. They’re also afraid to decide for themselves.

But the powerless are also valid decision-makers. They just have to express themselves, no matter how unpopular or misunderstood.

“Every decision is liberating, even if it leads to disaster.”- Elias Canetti

Decision-making is a social contract. Real authority rules as an aggregator of viewpoints rather than with an iron fist, but only if the minority speak up.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.