Growing up in a Vietnamese household, I was taught never to talk back.
Yet I constantly did.
It wasn't because I was intentionally trying to be disrespectful.
It was because I knew my parents weren't exposed to the ideas I learned growing in America.
I'm not as rude as I was as a kid, but I always encourage others to have the bravery to speak up as well even when their opinion isn't popular.
When people don't speak up, we don't get to experience diversity.
Without diversity, we have an echo chamber.
With an echo chamber, we have no innovation.
Because innovation comes from having the courage to speak up.