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Why do you think people today have become so sensitive?
Posted 5/8/16
Its obvious. But I'd like to hear in your own words How did it happen and What can be done about it. Thank you.^^
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Posted 5/8/16 , edited 5/10/16
Because no one wants to trip over others' feelings. This line of thought just led to an overimportance in the considerationof feelings, so "If I'm not allowed to trample someone else's feelings, no one is allowed to trample mine."

Normally I wouldn't care for someone to have his line of thought. It seems reasonable at a glance, but then you have little snowflakes who take the sentiment too far. Mostly on the internet.
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Posted 5/8/16 , edited 5/9/16
Because our comfortable life turned us into crybabies unable to cope with the real problems plaguing the word, stuck in a perpetual isolationist present where real problem are ignored for the minor or imagined perceived to affect us directly, and where we feel compelled to fight injustice, no matter how minor, because it is perceived to affect our neighbors.
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Posted 5/8/16 , edited 5/10/16
Because they actually learned that feelings do exists
Posted 5/8/16 , edited 5/9/16
I don't think people are more sensitive per se. I just think that we now live in an age where they are more likely and feel entitled to voicing out every complaint they can come up with. The era of biting your tongue and growing a thick skin is gone. It's now perfectly acceptable and widely encouraged to point fingers and blame the rest of the world for your problems and demand that they fix it for you as opposed to having to deal with them and fix them yourself. That's just the way I see it.
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Posted 5/8/16 , edited 5/8/16
I believe people need to be exposed to more emotional adversity early on. Right now I feel like we spoil youth by coming to their defense a bit too soon. Sure they should be protected from violence and sustained harassment, but I feel like there is value in allowing them find their own solution in a controlled environment. We should be always there watching and waiting to step in... but we should probably make that call more conservatively.

I think this is the kind of process that lead to me having a thick-skinned and positive mindset. Once you learn when to either blow off or respond positively to the vitriol of others you can truly respect yourself and have confidence.

Myself, I will either ignore or use such adversity to improve myself with a passion. You got to have a chip on your shoulder.
Posted 5/8/16
We've been given too much emphasis on how much our feelings matter on media and what not, when in reality it hardly matters at all.
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Posted 5/8/16 , edited 5/9/16

Rinrinrinn wrote:

I don't think people are more sensitive per se. I just think that we now live in an age where they are more likely and feel entitled to voicing out every complaint they can come up with. The era of biting your tongue and growing a thick skin is gone. It's now perfectly acceptable and widely encouraged to point fingers and blame the rest of the world for your problems and demand that they fix it for you as opposed to having to deal with them and fix them yourself. That's just the way I see it.



You basically just explained BLM, SJWs, Colleges, and everyone that needs a safe space.
Posted 5/8/16 , edited 5/9/16

D4nc3Style wrote:

You basically just explained BLM, SJWs, Colleges, and everyone that needs a safe space.


Pretty much "sensitive" people, yeah? So I guess I hit the mark.
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Posted 5/8/16 , edited 5/9/16
I think we are in a period where media influences culture and not the other way around. Because media businesses want to reach the widest audience possible they have to be careful not to offend anyone. So that favorite TV show you talk about with everyone at work has a healthy dose of corporate ethics to go along with that spicey sex scene or brutal killing.
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Posted 5/8/16
Because everyone is fucking bitches.

If you get offended by anything a random person over the internet says. Get the fuck out.
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Posted 5/8/16 , edited 5/9/16
I think we had a thread about this before, it was a long time ago though so maybe that's fine.

If by sensitive you mean quick to complain and get upset I would say it's just the easiness of life and how anyone can voice their opinion without getting into trouble. For most people in richer countries the bigger problems are not really visible in every day life. That's why even the smallest adversity becomes a big issue and because problem solving and having a meaning feels good, people are quick to jump on it. That said I don't think people have changed, it's just a result of new technology.
Let's not forget that in the past you could literally get killed for offending someone which is nowhere near as common these days.

Paying attention to other people and their feelings isn't a bad thing though and I can see why many companies are so careful these days. Feelings are a strong force after all.
Posted 5/8/16
No idea
Posted 5/8/16
I think is because of the "freedom" to voice out your opinion world wide. People get over excited and start with the wildness of irrelevant arguments. They want to force their opinion on you, do not respect yours but demand you to respect theirs. Some people say things just to have something to say & most of the time is nonsense. They get obsessed with the internet, & take everything at heart from someone that lives miles away from you and basically do not know nothing about your life or you about them, or from a simple post of a joke/meme. This is all thanks to technology basically, & tv media.
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Posted 5/8/16
Seems to be how kids are being rasied now and it seems to be being drilled into us that we are all victims and that everything is offensive and that offending someone is the worst thing in the world even if what you're saying is true or the opinion that you are entitled to.
I blame the left wing do gooders, the SJW's, the femnazis, the political correctness, white guilt, females having a s say in politics (lol), etc
We are being taught that everything is offensive. Even being proud of who we are and our way of life (well, if you are white that is).
I blame the education system and the media. Victim mentality is at an all time high.

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