I have always preferred to be right according to my values and beliefs rather than be popular and since writing for the Huffington Post, I have certainly become infamous and unpopular for telling things as I see them. While some of the veil comments I have received have been hurtful, they have not really bothered me as there is no such thing as bad publicity and the fierce reaction I have received as just increased by influence as the majority of people will take my comments on board but will clearly be too scared to say what they really think because of veil comments I may receive themselves.
Being truthful to myself is far more important to trying to conform and win the popularity of people who do not care about me and will never care about me as they remain trapped in their own angry and bitterness. I am a real activist because I will make a difference whatsoever I need to do according to them.
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