in college, my class and i went to an exhibition called futureproof,
at street level in glasgow.
i wont get into specifics, but something really bugged me. one of the lecturers were incredibly patronising, - treating and speaking to us like children on a field trip.
it was implied that we didn’t have the ability to formulate an opinion - when in fact, i had chosen not to share mine out of courtesy to the tour-guide. i had not enjoyed the work, but knew fine well had i mentioned this, (even after the persistent .. encouragements, from staff), I would have been “told off” for being rude, or disrespectful.
i think there’s a perfectly visible - chunky, even - line between being disrespectful and sharing an opinion that doesn’t involve incessant flattery.
my opinion matters, and i won't be shushed.