Not speaking my mind isn't going to kill me, it's going to spare everyone else from cerebral cortex meltdown.
I gots a dangerous mind
"Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get, but if you work really hard, and you're kind, amazing things will happen. I'm telling you...amazing things will happen" --Conan O'Brien
I think we all learn tact at a particular stage in life.
But speaking your mind requires courage, which is not necessarily a bad thing.
Speaking your mind when you still care about the subject or the consequences is courageous. Speaking your mind otherwise is risking being an asshole or a shortsighted fool. However, tact also has a risk of being untrue or lacking the will to stand on one's own.
Love wouldn't exist without loneliness to inspire it.
Peach yogurt is made of love. And gnome kidneys. - Domino
I can cope and will cope without polluting my lungs. - Saslou