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Posted 9/17/15 , edited 9/21/15
Every generation is just like the one before.
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Posted 9/17/15

Schmooples wrote:

I think being offended has become a sort of trend and that some people like to collect as many strange labels as they can so they can be offended as much as possible. As the focus has shifted slowly from those with power to those who are oppressed, I think people have wanted to have their moment to shine, so to speak. Subconsciously, perhaps. But yes, it seems that people have tried to make the world too... Sanity, too filtered.

However, that doesn't detract from the pain that people might actually feel. Even if you consider something minor, others may not... There isn't any real way to quantify emotional pain, and so I think it is important to be mindful of that.

You mentioned "preferred pronouns," as evidence of over-sensitivity, but I feel like I should point out that using one pronoun over another requires very little effort and, in some cases at least, can avoid significant emotional distress. Of course, as always happens, some people take it too far and begin to create dozens of pronouns to fit every little point on the sliding scale between feminine and masculine. At most, I feel there should be three, but that is another matter entirely...

Anyways, yes, people can't seem to handle things that might seems a little abrasive or opinions that don't mesh with their own.


I'll say it one time loud and clear, if you wish to be referred to as he/she, I really don't mind. If you go on the internet and don't tell anyone and then go off on people who don't know you or about what you prefer to be called, that's when I think it's silly.

On a side note, it crack me up a little that so many people now a days label themselves so much. It's kinda weird.
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Posted 9/17/15 , edited 9/17/15
Yes, I believe that to be a very valid assessment. I often times feel like I can't say anything without offending someone in some way or another. People find so many ways to paint themselves as victims, when in reality, they're the ones actually victimizing themselves. It's ironic and quite pathetic how pansified and politically correct our culture has become.


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Posted 9/17/15

AkitoMadaka wrote:

I'll say it one time loud and clear, if you wish to be referred to as he/she, I really don't mind. If you go on the internet and don't tell anyone and then go off on people who don't know you or about what you prefer to be called, that's when I think it's silly.

On a side note, it crack me up a little that so many people now a days label themselves so much. It's kinda weird.


I agree. You can't expect people to know with very little information... Even if people slip up and use the wrong one from time to time, it isn't a big deal. Accidents happen, and it may not even relate to a person being trans or whatever. I've called male friends "she" on accident before, and we just laugh it off. People who don't understand that definitely need to adjust a bit...

Particularly when the labels are really specific, yeah. Labels can be useful, but at a certain point, they become too cumbersome.
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K3n21 wrote:

Yeah there is way too many progressives running around.


Fixed it for you. Liberals are something different to what you're thinking about. And yes progressive is a rather misleading title but that's what they're called.
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Everything is wrong with everyone born around 1993 to now.

We're all lazy whiny idiotic sex and drug crazed fuckers who will inevitably be the downfall of this once great nation.
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Posted 9/17/15 , edited 9/17/15
over sensitive generation?
really?
Has it not allways been but even worse (outcome)
Yes there has been why too much tumblr that spreads every where just like this whole feminist thing.
While I got to say it has been much worse, and still maybe are in some poor lands where the work, and all other stuff that will make them very sensetive on some subjects.

But the richer places children (locked in a different space) don't know what pain even is (some though) and can "act" all they like but don't know much about the other side of things, where hard working and those who have known "greater" pain can say "thats nothing!".
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We handcuff a honors kid in school for making a clock sensitive hell yes 3 days suspension oh did I mention the kid was a Muslim in Texas
Over sensitive hmmmmmm yes
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Posted 9/17/15
I can't even describe someone who is black as black without getting called racist. It's pathetic.
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Posted 9/17/15 , edited 9/17/15

AkitoMadaka wrote:

Here imma say my piece on that.

For example let's look at Dunkey's recent ban.

For those of you who don't know or don't care i'm giving yall the story for some context. This is my take on what went down, other might interpret what happened differently.

Videogamedunkey is the most subscribed youtuber who creates regular League of Legends videos. Recently he got banned for shit talking a Malphite who was feeding on purpose on a Platinum ranked match. He said some stuff that was SUPER out of line, and he doesn't really deny this, but rather asks if shit-talking is honestly worse than intentionally feeding, going afk, or doing something really stupid like Orianna ADC.

My take on that is if i'm being an ass to someone like this Malphite, i'm not in the right, but from my point of view, he can mute me. He can just press a button and not have to hear any of that. On the other hand, Malphite giving the enemy team free golf and pretty much being a huge liability to the team? I can't mute his effect on the game. I can't press a button and stop him from giving them free gold.


Indeed you can't, but the flaming ain't gonna change a damn thing. I love his videos, but he got what he had coming. It's also much easier for Riot to detect. It's just a matter of policy in this case. It's also policy put in place for that game for good reason. Has little to do with sensitivities than it is the cooperative gaming environment. I'd rather a flaming scrub than an afk or feeder, but it's usually those flaming folk pushing people into stupid actions that cost the game, whether it's not throwing a lantern, afk farming, or plain intentional feeding. In the end, it's a lack of restraint in this particular case.

People like to put up a fight about shit they ain't like, that hasn't changed. It's not always 'boohoo my feels', in most cases it's 'oh yeah mother fucker? Well let me just run down mid lane and see how you like that you game addicted fuck nugget'.

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Posted 9/17/15

AkitoMadaka wrote:

Maybe it's because I grew up in the South




Maybe. I do think that environment is a factor. I feel the people from my school are a more sensitive lot than say the people from my part time job or the ghettos who are more accustomed to slinging foul language and personal jabs for the fun of it. I've never actually watched an episode of Jersey Shore but from the snips I've seen I'd gather they're a pretty thick skinned (if not spiked) lot over there haha.

I do wonder which direction we are trending towards though.
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Posted 9/17/15

AkitoMadaka wrote:


harutoharuta wrote:

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.


Fair point. I don't think i'm trying to see myself as someone better, rather just making sure i'm not the only one who thinks/feels this way.


Nah, nah. I saw that you were genuinely asking based off an experience. It's all good.
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Posted 9/17/15 , edited 9/17/15
I don't think any generation is oversensitive. The oversensitive group is usually just a minority of people who have been overprotected by their parents and school etc. from everything and therefore haven't had to deal with abuse or different opinions. Mostly it's just more visible because the internet is full of things for people to get annoyed/upset about and full of conflicting personalities/opinions and there's really no social wall that can stop you from being an abusive dick.
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Posted 9/17/15
Hell yeah evey little thing offends just about everyone now a days.
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