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This one is a little late @-@ I kind of had a busy day yesterday! What makes a person outspoken? Is it just saying what needs to be said or just that they always have something to say about anything and everything? Is being outspoken brave or stupid or maybe a mix of both?
I remember during the last years of college, I've began to speak up about things that most students would rather ignore. I don't know what it was but it felt like I was a teapot sitting on a low burning fire, with water slowly bubbling away and building up pressure until finally, my whistle blew. A more specific memory was the first few days of Packaging Design Class. I knew right away that I wasn't going to like this teacher. There was just an annoying air of arrogance and pretentiousness about her that didn't appeal to me. She always talked about how difficult it was in London and how we were practically spoiled.
She continued on, talking about what the course entails and how we had research papers to write out. What miffed me is that she said she 'expected' us to know how to write a research paper and I couldn't help but say something. It was almost an automatic response. "With all due respect, Miss N. I don't think it's right to say that. I guess it's okay to have certain expectations but what if some of us really don't know how to write a research paper?" I said. She rebutted with "You took English classes, you are expected to know how to write a paper". Well, you're the teacher, you're supposed to teach and make students feel like they could come to you when clueless about something is what I was thinking and truly wanted to say but instead I let it go.
Some would have continued to argue and at times I'd have continued to argue until something stupid slips out of my mouth. I guess sometimes it's okay to be outspoken but it's always best to learn when to stop. I've gotten into a lot of trouble for not knowing when to stop.