Speak Truth To Power To speak the truth to someone in authority in spite of the possible negative consequences

You may have come across the expression “speak truth to power” and wondered quite what it meant, and it’s origin. The Quakers coined the phrase during in the mid-1950s. It was a call for the United States to stand firm against fascism and other forms of totalitarianism. I think it can take two meanings. The … Continue reading Speak Truth To Power To speak the truth to someone in authority in spite of the possible negative consequences

Speak up

Engrained in many cultures, especially Asian ones, is a profound deference to authority. We are taught to respect and obey our parents, our elders, our teachers and others in authority. I have been in situations where I have felt that people would rather die than speak up. We need to create a “speak up” culture … Continue reading Speak up