WTF? What Offends You?
“Offends.” The state of being offended needs to end
Think about this for a minute. For any of you that say “that offends me,” or “I’m offended…” do you really, truly mean that?
I can understand someone living in a very sheltered world, with a strict upbringing saying something may or may not “offend” them, but for most people living in a metropolis – can anything under the sun offend you anymore?
All commercial programming on television qualifies as “potentially offending” to pretty much 98% of the population. Scantily-clad bitches, sexual innuendo, extreme violence, provocative speech, suggestive language, hurling insults, back-handed compliments, and everything else under the sun. Forget TV, what about movies? Most movies that aren’t “Rated G,” have potentially “offensive” content GALORE! Don’t even get started with books (does 50 Shades of Grey ring a bell?)
So why to people claim to be “offended?”
After several years of true observation – it’s tough to come to a single conclusion as to why most people vehemently declare that they’re “OFFENDED” by something. But I can at least try.
- For one, I think that when most people utter “That offends me” or “I’m offended by what you just said,” it’s because the MAINSTREAM population (news, media and other worthless garbage) has “declared it” to be offensive to say (such and such shit). It’s been a multi-generational progression, but we’ve reached a point where pretty much ANYTHING can offend ANYONE. In our opinion – it’s nonsensical. But to the ignorant sheeple – it’s a way of life.
- Additionally – and much like our previous point – being “offended” almost is “in style,” or in other words “trendy.” Which is total bullshit in our opinion, but it appears that having a so-called “stance” against anything is attention-gathering, thus feeds the ego, makes people feel important, relevant and so on…. Almost like people who like playing the victim so that they can get “sympathy” from others. It’s psychopathic one way or another – and should cease immediately. What ever happened to “earning” your street cred via hard work and effort? Such BS!
Being offended is 100% YOUR CHOICE. Don’t believe me? Here’s a brilliant quote from my friend Mokokoma Mokohoana:
“People who get offended by your not saying ‘Thank you!’ … after they’ve paid you a compliment were merely desperate to be thanked.”
I don’t know for sure. But “offended” is a very broad stance to take. Perhaps people should learn other characteristics such as “tolerance,” “observation,” “patience,” “contentment,” “listening” and more.
Being truly “hurt” by something should be more like if you struggle to bring a friend a gift in the hospital – only to have them chastise you for thinking of them. That could qualify as “offense,” right? But another way to look at that same situation would be to be happy that the person’s “true colors” came out and you can remove that toxic friend from your life for good – and focus on other things. Silver lining to everything.
It’s a shame people choose to get offended by trivialities, at the same time do nothing about major (real world) offenses like the total waste your quarterly property tax bills are.