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spathiphyllum | 16:44 Thu 13th Jun 2019 | Society & Culture
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So, we're in the age of the easily offended.

However, why do people think they have some kind of right to not be offended? And also, why do people assume, because they are offended, some kind of action must then follow?

Regarding the exam question about calories, if anyone said they were offended, i'd look them in the eye and say, "So what?" "What do you want me to do about it?".

It's not a humans right to float through life having a happy, blissful, uncompromised life.

I say to you, if you're offended, especially if you're the only one.. Do try to just get over it.

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As someone said earlier about themselves I'm not really offended by anything. I might hear or see stuff I find stupid, insensitive or ill advised but I can't imagine actually feeling offended or what the point would be. In fact I wonder what it even means. Even with direct insults it will only potentially bother me if it's made by someone who matters such as a...
11:45 Fri 14th Jun 2019
Funnily enough pretty much the only place I worry about offending someone is on here - some posters (mainly female) jump on it in a flash.
Prudie, some are old hands..
As someone said earlier about themselves I'm not really offended by anything. I might hear or see stuff I find stupid, insensitive or ill advised but I can't imagine actually feeling offended or what the point would be. In fact I wonder what it even means. Even with direct insults it will only potentially bother me if it's made by someone who matters such as a family member or close friend. I'm happy to say it doesn't happen! If I'm on twitter and someone insults me I couldn't care less about such comments from a random unseen person trying to get a reaction.
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I mean.. people can't help being offended, but if you do become offended, don't then think you're entitled in any way.

It's not the act of taking offence that's annoying, it's how it's acted on.
Of all people, Richard Littlejohn agreed with my position in his column in the Mail today.

I don't read his ramblings because I think he is a small-minded agitating right-wing wonk paid far too much to spout nonsense from his gated community in Florida - but I did read his column today.

He was referring to Jo Brand and the debacle about her recent observations, and pointing out that the whole offence / condemnation reaction was utterly out of proportion for the same reasons I raised yesterday - she is a comedian, she is not saying things to be taken seriously.

And as he concluded, and as I said earlier on this thead - the freedom to express oneself is extended to all, including those who ignore, or simply don't understand the responsibilities involved.
//Of all people, Richard Littlejohn agreed with my position...

What is the world coming to?!

Shock Horror! ;-)

ag - // //Of all people, Richard Littlejohn agreed with my position...

What is the world coming to?!

Shock Horror! ;-) //

I expect a recurrence to be somewhere along the lines of a sighting of Haley's Comet - it will happen one day, but not for a very very very very VERY long time!!!
Is that what you find, prudie? It always seems to me that is usually older males who do seem desperate to be outraged (usually under the excuse that something is "pc"...).
But if we worry about everything potentially offensive, what is actually left? Jo Brand is a professional comedian. If she upsets or offends enough people, she won"t be able to work even. That is just business. But otherwise, is that what we want?
I never found Jim Davidson etc funny, but others do. Their choice.
//the freedom to express oneself is extended to all//

...depending on location.
Depending on location.... and what they say...
..and who they are.
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and how much money they have
Not really, spath. Just about everyone has access to social media nowadays x
Whenever I'm offended I find it potentially beneficial to first stop and ask myself, "Why?"
mibn - // Whenever I'm offended I find it potentially beneficial to first stop and ask myself, "Why?" //

The fact that you 'stop and ask yourself … ' instantly separates you from the knee-jerk numpties who hit their keyboards a nano-second after the steam starts coming out of their ears!!
Haaaaaaahahahahaha!
^ditto.
^ I've found the answer (more often than not) lies within.
I can't stand the serial offendees. I think I can honestly say I have never been offended. If I have I can't remember it. I have never been offended on behalf of somebody else.

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