[ExI] offending people
sparge at gmail.com
Wed Sep 7 17:27:04 UTC 2016
You can't tell somebody what doesn't offend them. Seems like the point of
the quote might be that taking offense gives those who would use it a
weapon with which to easily offend. By not taking offense you render that
weapon powerless against you.
On Sep 7, 2016 12:14 PM, "William Flynn Wallace" <foozler83 at gmail.com>
> I read today a quote said to be libertarian and never heard of it:
> Offense cannot be given, only taken.
> Y'all heard of that one? Not sure what makes it libertarian, except
> possibly that it leaves people to say what they want and blame being
> offended on the victim. I endorse it, though. Some are constantly
> offended, revealing weak egos and self-regard.
> If I get cussed out, I just ignore it. If I get criticized I examine my
> positions and possibly thank the person for pointing out my deficiency.
> You have seen me do that here.
> Just think of it: for thousands of years, people had gripes but did not
> have Facebook, Twitter, etc. to post them to and so just had to develop
> ulcers and stress health problems. Poor things.
> I keep telling my black friends to stop being offended - it's a choice.
> bill w
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