Many people say “think before you speak”, but what is it that we should be thinking? Perhaps you’ll think about:
1. Staying true to yourself
2. Considering the value of announcing your view...is it for sharing, growing or learning, or is it just for shock value or to “be talking”3. Knowing your audience
4. Deciding if what you said were a headline with your name and photo on the front page of every newspaper and website, would you still say it5. Being prepared to accept the consequences of your actions/ideas/words (good or bad)
If all those are in check, then you will likely not be surprised by the responses or backpedaling from your words later.