Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.

When ever I came in the house crying about “so-and-so called me a “whatchamacallit” (That is a real word!). Mom was right there with that phrase.

Words cannot hurt you. They may make you cry but they are not going to break your bones. Recently however, schools and universities, have published codes or policies prohibiting speech that offends any group based on race, gender, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation. You can’t make me feel bad. It’s my right to feel good. Don’t be offensive to me.

And they are having to change it all back to the way it was because of a little thing called the 1st Amendment.

Not to be offended is not a right. If something or someone is offending you, the onus is on you to look away.

The truth is you can only be offended if you allow yourself to become offended. I get offended all the time. Someone cuts in line, or flips me off for cutting him off. We were both offended.

But you can fix it. Having a Martini helps me but there are better ways out there. Lots of stuff on the web. This blog has some good stuff, http://www.deliberateblog.com/2011/05/03/how-to-stop-being-offended/

All this PC stuff crap is here so we don’t offend someone or make them feel bad. The emphasis is on the wrong person. If, in not being PC, I offend you then don’t come around until you have fixed yourself. It’s not going to bother me!

 

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