Is it possible to reach a lifetime limit for political correctness? Because I think I’m there. In spades.
If you want my honest opinion, all the pushing to play nice in the sandbox and trying our damnedest to make sure we haven’t offended anyone with the most inane of sentences, has only managed to turn out a generation of entitled, backboneless, vanilla-flavored people who lack passion about anything other than surfing the internet in search of ever new ways someone, somewhere has somehow offended them.
And I’m exhausted from the effort of censoring myself to accommodate these troll-as-sport jackasses.
Here’s a brutal truth about life, kids: the world is an offensive place to live. Everywhere you look, you’re gonna find tons of opportunities to be righteously outraged.
But here’s another bit of honesty: spending your time bitching on your social media channel of choice ain’t gonna do a damn thing to change it. Change takes something this generation of Keyboard Jockeys seems unfamiliar with - commitment and hard work.
So here’s a simple thought for the Internet Crusaders who feel the need to search out every last post, tweet, picture and status update that could possibly be misconstrued as the almighty “Offensive” to whatever your cause-of-the-day is: unlike, unfollow or unfriend and close the damn page.
Because you losing your shit and flaming anyone with a differing opinion is a wonderful way to jump that person up in the search engine ranking. (Which is a good thing!) Instead, do everyone a favor and move away from the technology, walk out into the world and be the change you’re looking for.
file under: put up or shut up and stop clogging my feed