A friend of mine who hailed from Chicago told me that every Friday night the locals would gather at a nearby pavilion. Someone would literally stack soapboxes up on the stage next to the open mike. And for five minutes, you could hop up on a soapbox and rant about anything that made you ridiculously, insanely, out-of-your-mind crazy.
They called it Soapbox Night.
And if I had to stand on a soapbox right now, I’d get crazy about why-in-the-world it’s okay to discredit, cripple, and nullify another human being. I just don’t get it.
We don’t live on Planet Earth. We seem to be living on Planet Invalidation.
This is the #1 reason why people get stuck … stuck in status quo, stuck going through the motions, stuck in the “what am I supposed to do with my life?” questions … because we live on a planet where it’s okay to give unwarranted advice, make hurtful and very vocal judgments, and disrespect each other.