Live out loud and have no regrets about it!

March 29, 2021

live-out-loudIf you ask me what I came to do in this world,
I will answer: I am here to live out loud.
-Emile Zola

I have always loved the truth of Emile Zola’s exhortation.

And here is what can happen if you live out loud:

You will be too loud for some. And not loud enough for others.

You will take risks. Some will not work out.

You will feel pain. But you will feel great joy, too.

Not everyone will get you And that will make it even more wonderful when some DO.

Sometimes you will tell truths that others do not want to hear. It’s ok. You have told a truth.

All this is true.

And yet, to live fully means to live out loud. So I ask you:

In what ways do YOU live out loud? Tell us in the Comments.

3 comments on “Live out loud and have no regrets about it!
  1. laurie stone says:

    As writers, we certainly live out loud, even though our words are on the page. I couldn’t be an actor on stage, that would be too scary. But it’s funny how many shy people don’t mind “getting out there” with their written words.

  2. Beth Havey says:

    Hi Dear Carol,
    You might be sorry you asked! Like Laurie, being a writer is a great way to live out loud. But I must admit in the years of trump I’ve gotten louder and louder. Or should I say, I got angry and said things OUT LOUD I thought I might never say before. I mean, after a while I give a damn if someone thinks I’m being impolite. And it truly started during a dinner meeting with a church group, we got on politics, some were voting for trump (the lst time) and I said right out BUT HE STARTED BIRTHERISM. Well five of the eight assembled smiled and said, YES. That was it for me. I got up, washed my salad bowl, pulled John away and we left. John likes to be the peacemaker. To hell with any of them and I never went back. RACISTS!

  3. Sometimes being quiet to listen is how I do it. Mostly being quiet to write. 😉

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