I came across a tweet today that said “Never be afraid to say what you feel!”…. Yeah right!! Can you imagine what would happen to the world if people always said what they felt or what came into their heads. I once watched an episode of House M. D. where a guy has problem with the part of his brain that filters the things we say. Needless to say, the guy almost lost all his family and friends, because he kept blurting out whatever came into his head. Imagine if that were the case in world politics, wars would probably break out in the flash of a second. While it’s true that throughout history, changes have been made in the world because of people being unafraid of speaking up about what they believe in. But that’s not what I’m getting at here. I’m getting very basic human feelings and thoughts. Even the greatest of activists were diplomatic when it came to dealing with people. In a idealistic world, we could probably just tell someone… you’re being an ass or that’s such a funny hat. But this is not Utopia, and diplomacy has become an inherent trait in all of us. We can’t all be Kramer. Imagine my surprise when I ask my 7 year old kid, do you think this is a nice dress. And she responds, it’s nice mommy because you like it, but may be you should look at the green one too. It’s obvious that she just being diplomatic not to hurt my feelings. Even her filters are on, and she doesn’t just say it.