Monday, September 9, 2013 10:13:17 AM
As a person who honestly has a lot to be triggered or offended by,I find myself to be pretty unaffected by these things. Why? Because I don't take myself so seriously. I know that people say lots of careless and colloquial things and don`t have any malicious meaning behind them, and if I decide that it suddenly means more than that then I`m really being intolerant. I`m imposing my fears and shortcomings on to other people, rather than just allowing it to happen and not make a big deal out of stupid little things. I get offended by jokes about seizures honestly, my brother died of his seizure disorder and for a long time it was an extremely sensitive subject. Obviously now I`m fine to talk about it, but the entire time since it`s happened if I see jokes about seizures or whatever I just ignore it. Who cares? They don`t mean it offensively. I say "retard" all the time and yet I know that I would never treat somebody badly because of a disability, it`s all duality.