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Post Reply Do you believe we've become an over sensitive generation?
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Posted 9/16/15
Thoughts?

For example, talking smack in games is pretty much a universally ban-worthy offence.

I think Tumblr is a pretty good environment to see that in action with the use of "trigger warnings" and "preferred pronouns".

I was bullied as a kid, for better or for worse, I grew pretty thick-skinned.

Another note is I work as Quality Control at a poultry plant. Most of the people who work here are felons and nearly no one in my department can pass a drug screening. I've never done drugs, and i've had some run ins with the cops as a kid, but that was ages ago. I use some colorful language at times, never directed at anyone or used to demean or belittle people, but rather when just talking in general.

Example:

Boss: "Hey dude, how many pallets of X do we have in the cooler?"
Me: "We got a truckload of the shit so i'd bet around 20-22. I'll check when I catch up with this damn paperwork."
Boss: "Cool man, appreciate it"
Random girl: "Why are you so disrespectful? That language is really offensive."

Maybe it's because I grew up in the South

Posting a picture of Mittens because why not.
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I quite strongly feel that in this instance... I do not care... sorry... I tried....
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Mittens is cute.
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Do I think...? You know what, just look at my status.
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Good input so far. I mean i'm not asking y'all to weigh in on my life, but rather for your personal opinion.
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Yes I strongly believe so. With social media and current news outburst over race, sex, etc. I'm surprised we(Americans) aren't completely divided yet. The amount of nonsense people fight over these days is ridiculous.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

Mittens is cute.



Indeed. I have nicknames for most monsters in most games.
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MY HONEST opinion as to why people are like this (because, yes, I believe people get offended too easily). Anyone can bully online. People of all types can get offended and run with, insulting anyone they feel has slighted them. The immediacy of social networking makes them feel like people actually care, too.

BUT, the older generations learned to deal with things face to face. I'm sure just as many people were offended back in the day, but they sucked it up, learned to deal with it, or got into a physical confrontation over it. That means a LOT more people learned to strike a balance between speaking their minds and NOT being a complete asshat just because someone disagreed.


I could be wrong, though.
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Yeah there is way too many liberals running around.
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In b4 SJW's derail the thread
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Yes, everybody is an oversensitive pussy. I'm now offended at what I said.
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I think people are sensitive, even over sensitive because more people are being selfish assholes.

It's pretty simple . . . you treat people like shit, after a while even most wusses are going to call you out on your derogatory bull-shit.... returning the favor. They might even smack you around a bit if they're pissed enough.

You treat people with some respect and they also tent to reciprocate . . . if they don't tell them to get f**ked and find someone that's going to treat you better. When I was younger we gave people a little respect, even the benefit of the doubt but more people looked at that as weakness and started to take advantage.

I've been watching this crap go on for 30 years . . . maybe things will start to turn into something better.

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AkitoMadaka wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:

Mittens is cute.



Indeed. I have nicknames for most monsters in most games.


Cool.
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Posted 9/16/15
No matter what generation, there will be people who are oversensitive. Or not; just seems likely.

I don't care to generalize a group of people as a certain way, however, I do recognize that my generation and younger generations onward will be able to go about certain parts of life with ease compared to previous generations.

From what I've seen though, it's people in their 20s who say "the younger generations are too sensitive" and whatnot. Sometimes it seems like they just want to feel superior and sometimes it seems like an honest opinion.

Either way, I don't really care, and only really think about it when someone brings it up.
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Absolutley. People trying to raise kids in cotton wool and everything is considered offensive or racist or sexist or etc
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