Having a voice


My life is always changing, improving, and the last six weeks have not been any different. My frustration over the last year or so is that I did not have a opportunity to write for a national newspaper and have the level of voice I desired. But in August, my patience was rewarded when I was given the wonderful opportunity to write blogs for the Huffington Post and I believe I have not wasted time in making the most of this.


This has been a huge learning experience for me as I realise that threy are far more people who oppose my way of thinking, despite them still being a disruptive minority. I have realised twitter is not the best forum to express anything but the most simple ideas, especially if your ideas are complex and out of fashion. Being either unique or fashionably unpopular has never bothered me but it has taken me a few weeks to come to terms with how unpopular I need to be to be brave and say what I really think, rather then being a silent coward, scared to break ranks against fashion, like so many of my peers seem to do,


When the boy really told everyone the emperor was wearing no clothes, he was not instantly believed and it took him years, until he became a man, before people actually began to realise he was right all along. Meanwhile, while the emperor remained believing everyone liked him, the reality was people were simply too scared to do anything but patronise him in the way he desired. The boy however never lost faith in himself despite the fact people never wanted to believe the facts he pretended and the many insults he received.


I will never be silenced and all the vile comments that have been made against me, which too few people have been willing to condemn, has been me stronger. I know truly look forward with a wry smile to what nonsense people has come up with. I think people get frustrated that I feel able to say what I believe and that I am a public figure who is for the most part, as much as anyone can, totally independent from anyone else, something they can not get their heads around as they continue to find someone to make me accountable for disobeying fashion.


My daily blog has been retired because after talking to a friend, I realised little was more, and I focused on trying to do two in-depth posts in the Hufffington Post, which I am now going to post here. I am also from today, decided to do a weekly personal blog, this, to explain my general feelings and thoughts which is more about me and how I think, rather than anything else. 


I hope you have enjoyed this first of many insights that will begin to answer the question “Who the hell does Simon Stevens think he is?!”


If you like what I say, have a look at my site at www.simonstevens.com or follow me on twitter, @simonstevens74, or even leave me feedback on +44 (0)121 364 1974 or email simon@simonstevens.com  

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