“I’m Offended!” (sit down, we do not care)

₦ɆVɆⱤ Đł₥ ɎØɄⱤ Ⱡł₲Ⱨ₮ ₣ØⱤ ₳₦ɎØ₦Ɇ.

Never allow others to boss you around or tell you what to do.

Society is so touchy these days. Everywhere you turn someone is shouting the new battle cry of “I’m offended”.

Ok, so you are offended. What would you like me to do about that?

Change my way of thinking?

Change my way of speaking?

Change who I am so I don’t make you uncomfortable?

LMAO, good luck!

Be yourself. You are only responsible for what you say – NOT how anyone else takes it.

Dr. Seuss on Trial?

The man in a coat enjoys what was wrote.

Do not fear, this is why he is here.

Ignore the creepy stare.

He wont snag you and take you unaware.

Just buy a book

Open your mind and take a look

Inside are marvels of imagination

All done in correct pagination.

Dr. Seuss is loved by one and all.

It matters not those that squawk, and bark, and make such noise

They are not good little girls or boys

In fact they aren’t sure what they are

Confusion has spread too far.

If you are angry with a book

Its best to take a look

inside…

Why Everyone Is So Offended – The Real Deal

I have been puzzled as to why in recent years everyone is so offended by pretty much everything and anything under the sun that we could possibly take issue with and argue about.

It isn’t that someone disagrees with them (though yes that at times can be irritating). It’s that people these days stand for causes and beliefs like they are a badge of honor as if it makes them a part of some kind of unspoken team. Somehow the belief gets woven into the fabric of who they are so if you challenge the belief, it becomes a personal affront to them even though it isn’t really about them at all.

Adding to that, between media and school systems American’s are being indoctrinated into believing whatever idea or story is put forth, in the way that it is slanted and portrayed by the ones writing behind the scenes.

We tend to believe what is put forth as fact. The problem is it isn’t always true in all cases. 

Here is the thing I find interesting. If you challenge a belief that someone has on a real core level. Something they have seen, touched or tasted for themselves, they remain unshakable. They simply “know” that you, the opposing force, isn’t right. There isn’t a need to fight or win the argument. It’s enough that they know the truth and walking away is easy.

When a belief is challenged and the believer has no stable ground to back up why they feel the way they feel, that is when offense, anger, fear, and outrage seem to come up to bat.  

Misinformation, lack of education, and indoctrination are all leading us down a wobbly pothole filled road where we feel unsettled and we are grasping at straws and picking fights with one another when the truth is – we don’t really have to agree, agreeing to disagree is a perfectly acceptable outcome.