Free speech is intended to protect the controversial and even outrageous word; and not just comforting platitudes too mundane to need protection.
Policies that emanate from ivory towers often have an adverse impact on the people out in the field who are fighting the wars or bringing in the revenues.
Don't let your ego get too close to your position, so that if your position gets shot down, your ego doesn't go with it.
Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.
Get mad, then get over it.
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