Speaking truth to power

Thinking About Learning

I don’t recall when I first heard this phrase. It’s one of those, for me, where I have to read it and re-read it just so I’m clear on what it’s saying. It’s a powerful short turn of phrase meant to infer that when the powerful are carrying on regardless, and their actions are causing harm or otherwise, there is a duty on the people to speak truth to them and demand change.

Bit heavy eh.

There are so many things in this turn of phrase to be able to understand and wield. If someone is driven to speak truth to power, there must be something pretty unjust happening, and that individual or group need the confidence to step up and make themselves heard.

We are used to individuals and groups doing this through formal means and we see it on national stage happening often. The Mid Staffs issues of…

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