They’re All Going to Laugh at You!

They say that the world can be broken up into two types of people, “talkers” and “doers”.  In the online world, there are the talkers and the people who are too afraid to talk.  Everyone has something to say.  I’m almost positive that not a day goes by that you don’t have something to say at all.  You comment on the news, the weather, business, travel, friendships, advice and almost anything else under the sun.  When it comes to the online world, too many people are afraid to talk.  It’s as if there is a barrier that won’t let people talk online.  In the real world it is the difference between speaking with a few people versus public speaking or presenting to a few people.

As part of the transition from the 1900’s to the 2000’s and more specifically the last few years, we all have to get over a major obstacle in order to move forward.  The major obstacle as made famous by Adam Sandler is the fear that “they’re all going to laugh at you!“.  As individuals, many have been held back because they were afraid of consequences, they were afraid of what people would think and they were afraid that people would laugh at them.  It may not be those specific fears but pretty much, they were afraid that what they produce would not be accepted as well as they would hope.  Growing up, we have all heard the saying “better to remain quite and looked a fool than opening your mouth and removing all doubt”.  We are trained to keep quite until we are certain that everyone else will agree with us.

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