How will you deal with me if I say no?
No to your faith, no to your ideology, no to your party, no to your invitation, no to your interpretation of words, no to your conclusions drawn from your evaluation of scientific data, no to your idea of how to improve society, no to your suggestion of how to save the world, no to your proposal, no to your touch, no to your love, no to your help?
Will you accept my no? Or will you force me to follow you?
Will you declare my no a danger, punish me if I say no, demonize and persecute me, use violence against my no, have my no overheard, deleted or even banned? Will you make my whole life hell if I say no to following you on your path?
Do I have to say no to myself? No to what I am and how, no to my ideas, no to my body, no to my inner peace, no to my responsibility, no to my inner certainty of being able to determine for myself what is right for me, no to my freedom, no to my self-determination?
Is my no worth less than your idea of what is right? Do I have to force myself on you? Are you allowed to destroy me and my no, just so that you can benefit from it?
What must be done to a person who says no, so that you also say no to this treatment? Where is your limit? To which actions do you say no and to which no do you say yes?
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(Translation: William Wires)