I don’t usually write about serious topics, but this has to be
said written or I’ll burst. I think I’ve come across a genius theory. Let me first state my opinions about a few, somewhat, controversial subjects. I’ll just come out and be blunt about it. In fact, I’ll share my opinion on these myriad topics in a very easy to read, list format.
- I don’t want to see your boobies, even when you’re breast feeding
- I don’t care what your political affiliation is
- I don’t care if you’re gay, straight, or you make love to balloons
- I don’t enjoy seeing your vagina hanging out of your jean shorts, and frankly, I feel sorry for you, because you either need a mama, Jesus, or both
- If 90% of your Instagram are selfies, you need to reevaluate your life
- No one wants to read your blog/Facebook posts/Tweets because you don’t know the difference between to, too, and two
- It infuriates me that people like Kylie Jenner, Miley Cyrus, and Riff Raff are people our future looks up to
- Your divorce, family drama, and fights with your friends don’t belong on social media
- It used to be rude to talk about your salary, it still should be
- Public shaming used to be a way to deter people from being stupid, now whenever someone doesn’t like someone’s response to their behavior, they can just cry ‘shaming’ and it makes their stupidity OK
We have become a society of over-sharing, defensive pussies. Here comes my genius theory. Are you ready for it? Drum roll please…maybe, just maybe people wouldn’t be so apt to be offended by every little thing out there, if more people in our society had values, decorum, and half a brain to know when, where, and how certain topics should be shared.
People complain all the time about others being too offended by things, but maybe saying that is just an excuse to be an asshole.
Just the other day I witnessed an older lady being attacked on a news story’s comment section because she didn’t understand how to click the link to read the story. Some cretin actually cussed her out and told her to get off social media. I was offended by that because it used to be rude to treat your elders, anyone, like that. We have become complacent when it comes to being decent human beings to others, because it takes zero thought to send a “meaningless” message from your phone, while you sit in your parents’ basement, sitting on your non-existent high horse.
Decent people are offended by offensive things. That doesn’t make us losers or wimps. It makes us human.
As for the pussification of America-we are being offended by the wrong things. Someone called you fat? Boo hoo. Just the other day some elderly, foreign woman rubbed her belly, pointed to mine and asked, “Bebe?” Yeah, that sucked, but I got over it. Mean, obtuse, and/or clueless people are never going to go away, so instead of overemphasizing bullying, we need to teach our youth how to let things go, how to care more about how they feel about themselves, and how to just move on after someone’s been mean to them.
Instead of giving everyone an award just for participating, or accepting the outcries of “shaming”, when maybe we need to consider if the action deems being shamed, we should be offended by what really matters.
These are things we should be offended by:
- The trend that appearance is more valuable than character
- Blatant ignorance
- Adults not being able to string a legible sentence together
- The lack of family values running rampant and how that correlates to almost everything wrong in our world
- Gory, disturbing, indecent images not suitable for young eyes and minds
- Wearing slippers in Walmart
This is an abridged version, as I think these few points serves my theory well. Stop being an asshole, think before you hit ‘send’, and consider having more respect for yourself by not posting your bottom butt on social media.