Nearly a week ago, Elon Musk reinstated the Twitter account of the person responsible for the Jan 6 insurrection, which prompted me to leave.
In my short time away from Twitter, I have realized how important it is to me personally and professionally. I have made many professional connections that only exist because of Twitter. It is the number one way I share my thoughts with the world. (I am working on diversifying that.)
I realized I was "cutting off my nose to spite my face" by leaving Twitter. The moral good I was doing by making a principled stand was a single drop in the lake to the powers that be while I was harming myself by removing my voice.