Think about the nicest person you know, the kind of person who wouldn't speak their mind in case they caused offence, the kind of person that wouldn't stick up for themselves incase it annoyed the person. It's sad to think, this character, probably doesn't have many friends
Or, maybe i'm assuming too much. But I can think of at least 10 people that fit the description, and I know why. The fear of not wanting to offend someone leads to never voicing your own opinion, which, makes you a boring person. The person i'm thinking of utters the same words everytime I speak to them, "Coursework, results and everything similar".
I understand it, I used to be like that myself, completely different to the person I am now who would jump on the opportunity to express how my opinion is much more correct than someone elses
And I didn't have very many friends, proper friends like. But the small circle of friends I did have, expanded when I started youth work and there I was taught to voice my opinions, then as I started doing that I made new friends, met new people
What i'm trying to say is, never be afraid to voice your opinion, because that's how you met friends, through sharing of interests. Even if a room full of people disagree, your opinion is important
"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not" - Kurt Cobain