Cough cough. Well, let’s see, I pledge allegiance to a nation of easily offended citizens. Are you offended yet? Never mind, because if you haven’t noticed, we now live in a constantly offended, enraged culture. Recently, people seem to be offended by things they didn’t care about last week. And suddenly, things that have never been offensive, now are (LOL). So why is everyone suddenly offended by things they didn’t care about a week ago?
Thinking that only your opinion matters, and that everyone and anyone who disagrees with you is incorrect.
Anyone who disagrees with someone else is technically labelled as a ‘hater’ or ‘ignorant’. You wanna know what’s ignorant? Thinking that only your opinion matters, and that everyone and anyone who disagrees with you is incorrect. Of course… EVERY ONE ELSE is wrong. Except You. Not only that, but anyone who disagrees or speaks his/her point of view will be insulted. The media though, are definitely making use of this and, honestly, should you be pissed off? That’s completely up to you, sunshine. The media manipulates people and sometimes, most arguments stem from the media.
I just can’t scroll down my Facebook newsfeed without every other article being centered on something “offensive”. Being offended is a choice. Completely a choice. Of course to certain extends, there are some exceptions. There are certain things that shouldn’t have been said, but still our generation is admittedly very… easily insulted, and sensitive. Many people have differing opinions. Yes, some people are just plain and dare I say it… Dumb. I’ve witnessed through Twitter, where people are offended on issues of race, politics, gender, sexuality, and so on.
Maybe because I don’t have a strong opinion or have anything to do with a certain matter, I don’t have a right to speak, but when someone can’t even make a joke about a topic because there will be a massive backlash, that’s where I think it’s gone overboard. Of course, it all falls back on the context and purpose of the joke too. I understand that people can be sensitive about certain subjects, we all are. But if someone is uninformed on a matter, instead of firing them with insults, inform them. Adding fuel to the fire is only going to produce more ignorance.
We claim to be open-minded, but are we really? For example, there are tons of clothing items that have made news for being “offensive”. And if you’re offended by a shirt, don’t buy it. Simple as that. Or, don’t shop at that clothing department. But no, we have to post on a social media to claim how “offended” we are by a wholly irrelevant essay of that piece of cloth. Perhaps we’re giving ourselves the right to be insulted by a design probably created by an out-of-touch designer who’s just craving for attention? And hey, you made his plan worked. Congrats! You’re now officially easily offended citizen!
Are we such a generation so entitled that we believe other people should walk on eggshells so as to not to offend us? Pehh, give me a break.
In all honesty, it doesn’t make any sense. Are we such a generation so entitled that we believe other people should walk on eggshells so as to not to offend us? Pehh, give me a break. Freedom of speech is a wonderful right, and by claiming offense, in my personal opinion, we’re undermining that right. If everyone is going to constantly speak ever so carefully, so many celebrities and politicians come under fire for being offensive. I had a dream… A dream that one day, people could say what they want to say, and design what they want to design, without unaffected individuals taking insult.
Anyway, if you’re offended by this article, feel free to express your concerns by closing this tab and finding a new hobby.