Nothing binds you except your thoughts.
Nothing limits you except your fears.
Nothing controls you except your beliefs.
Do you notice that all the things holding you back are coming from you? They are not the government, religion or other people.... they are all you. This is wonderful because the only person you can actually change is you. Life's biggest limitations are the ones you make in your mind.
Change your thoughts and change your life.
We often jump to conclusions about all kinds of different scenarios, getting ourselves all worked up, negativity abounding, and what for? Flying off the handle about someone's opinion is a waste of time. If that opinion is different from yours, who cares? Do you always have to be right? A person's opinion is simply that, an opinion. It is not necessarily fact or truth, it is how they feel about something. You don't feel that way, so what? What are you trying to prove but getting so riled up?
Your thoughts, fears or beliefs have come into play and are running the show. They are stopping you from interacting with others; you are simply reacting to some button being pushed. They are holding you back.
This requires a change in mindset...which requires taking a look at what it is that gets you worked up. When your thoughts, fears and beliefs come to the surface, they need to be addressed. You can address them as you keep calm with your mouth closed. Keep it to yourself, but recognize the issue, face it and let it go. YOU are in charge. It all begins and ends in your mind. Whatever you give power to has power over you, if you allow it.