Assertiveness with compassion is not the same as aggression with an agenda. It is the intent of boundaries vs. building walls.
Behind every spoken word is a design to manipulate, soothe, persuade, console, liberate or anger. Shall you speak to support or denigrate?
Some people are fueled by anger, blaming, judging and pay homage to an overall cynical, negative discontent. Other people’s energies are sapped by it.
Where lie you?
Forests instead of walls I say!
Authoritarianism ->Projecting strength and DemoniZing enemies and Dismantling institutions<- WARNING!