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Easily Offended

  1. frantisek78 profile image83
    frantisek78posted 5 years ago

    "It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so f-ing what?"
    -Stephen Fry

    1. psycheskinner profile image84
      psycheskinnerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Unless they are batshit crazy, it may mean that what they were responding to was offensive (e.g. bigoted, threatening etc).

    2. Carolyn Rae profile image60
      Carolyn Raeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Many people are offended far too easily. I think what it comes down to much of the time is hypocrisy. Everyone wants to be entitled to their beliefs, opinions, and values but doesn't accept the fact that others are allowed to have opposing beliefs, opinions, and values. People need to understand that they have every right to express their opinions and live by their values, but so does everyone else, even if they are not the same!

      That being said, I obviously do believe there are times when it is justified to be offended, such as the examples psycheskinner referred to. In the interest of keeping an open mind, however, I have to acknowledge that someone else's idea of what it is justified could easily be very different from mine.

      1. lorddraven2000 profile image89
        lorddraven2000posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I think you hit the nail right on the head here. Everyone seems to want to have a say but not hear the other person's say in the matter.

  2. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 5 years ago

    As much as we'd like to have a 'royal feck what you think' attitude tongue poor conduct is not appreciated nor should be acceptable. People just want a better world and there's no crime in that. Some people say stuff, that can arise from internal emotions manifesting itself verbally or physically or mentally ill tongue abuse from anybody just DOES NOT make for a Peaceful environment. There are differences in having a friendly or civil debate vs arguments tongue

    1. frantisek78 profile image83
      frantisek78posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think the quote is necessarily about people who get offended over bad or abusive comments or conduct, but about those people who like to get offended over even the slightest things and expect everyone to accommodate their "hurt" feelings. Not agreeing with something does not give anyone the right to get "offended" and expect to be handled with kid gloves.

      1. Carolyn Rae profile image60
        Carolyn Raeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I agree 100%. I feel the quote is referring to those individuals that DO get offended during what is really a civil debate.

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Dame Scribe, you are right, and much as I offend sometimes, I do know that I shouldn't...

  3. ptosis profile image83
    ptosisposted 5 years ago

    People can get offended over body odor or a anti- Xmas display (lawn diarama of Jesus with a shotgun and Santa on the ground) or that sculpture of Mickey Mouse, Lenin and Jesus.

    How about a zombie santa (yes, google it - hundreds of hits) -  I just made a animation that involves Santa with a Zombie - is it offensive?


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    christinet44posted 5 years ago

    omg! I love your Santa Zombie!   Can I steal it and put it on my Facebook page?   I'll give you credit by putting your hubpage on the comment smile

    1. ptosis profile image83
      ptosisposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I 'stole' it myself if right button mouse over image it will tell you the link ( if import on hubpages - the image gets smaller)

  5. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    I think people who don't care who they offend or why are at least as much of a problem as people who are over-sensitive.

    1. Carolyn Rae profile image60
      Carolyn Raeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      That's certainly true. It's a balance.

  6. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 4 years ago

    I am offended tongue just kidding lol my point was to just take a step back and 'check'. Just use our common sense but also be aware, not everybody has control of their senses. tongue lol