Sometimes holding your tongue can have benefits, such as avoiding hurt feelings or an unnecessary argument. Other times, however, silence can be a negative thing. Donít just stand by and be a passive observer of something that you donít agree with. It is important to speak up and let your voice be heard. If you say nothing, people will either think that you agree with what is going on, or that you are too scared to speak out. They will, however, remember that you were silent on something that mattered. So, donít be afraid to let others know what you think. They may or may not agree, but all involved will become better educated after having heard other sides to the argument.