Tuesday, 14 July 2009 6:27 PM

Relevance Deficiency Syndrome, Freedom of Speach & Mr. Me

The Relevance Deficiency Syndrome (RDS), Freedom of Press and Self Aggradisation or Mr. Me Sydrome (SAS/MMS) are very interesting descriptions.

Generally, in some instances people use FP as a weapon to defend RDS and SAS/MMS without exercising discretion.

As an advice the words of Abraham Lincoln should be a helpful guide for any person who wishes to use FP or Freedom of Speech (FS) in a public forum:

"It is better to keep one's mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and resolve all doubt".

Note, self-censorship is not a deprivation of the right to FP or SP. It just means that sometimes it is important for a person to listen and be rationale instead of being defensive and subjective in a public domain. As a result, he or she ends up suffering from SDS (Status Deprivation Syndrome).

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