I had written a blog in the past about self-censorship and lately I have been thinking about that more often. I want to be able to say certain things to certain people, but the fear of unknown consequences tends to hold me back. It has made me start speculating though on what would happen if everyone just stopped self-censoring and had absolutely no filter.
Would it cause all negative outcomes such as hurt feelings, lost relationships or ruined opportunities? Would people treat each other worse because they felt no obligation to be courteous to strangers? Would people stop respecting authority and become filled with self-serving needs?
Would people find happiness because they were finally honest with not only themselves but others? Would their relationships improve both in quality and quantity? Would there be more efficiency in processes because people would not fear discipline for speaking up at their jobs? Would the overall morale in society improve because people actually voiced their needs and concerns instead of harboring resentment?