The Pussification of America
WARNING: If you don’t have a sense of humor, are easily offended by things that don’t affect your life in any way or are just a big pussy stop reading.
Now, if you weren’t actually offended by the sentence above, congrats, because you’ve survived the current wave of sensitivity plaguing the country. What I mean is there is now an overwhelming sense of softness and vulnerability sweeping the population of people whose sole purpose on Earth is to be offended by others. You can’t even walk down the street without having someone issue you a trigger warning because the way you walk is sexist and bigoted. God forbid I want to eat my bacon cheeseburger within a 10 mile radius of a pansexual, gender fluid vegan. Humankind is on the brink of developing a mind that can offend itself. Question: What happens to a person who has been offended? Answer: Absolutely nothing. People nowadays feel a sense of entitlement where if you offend them, they immediately have the right to shove there non-conformist, anti-establishment opinions down your throat.
How did we get this way? How did a growing population of people just decide to whine about everything? I personally blame it on social media. Don’t, get me wrong, social media is fun and can be a great tool for people in the real world. But with all these opinions and thoughts circulating, people are bound to take offense to something. Pair that with the lack of personal interaction when using social media and you have a 5-star recipe for a Tumblr flame war about how Spongebob is sexist. Can’t we just go back to the days where people laughed at funny jokes and didn’t cry on the internet when somebody said something they don’t like?
Despite this radical upsurge of hypersensitivity, however, I propose a solution. How about everyone just stop giving a shit what other people say/think/do and live your life? Stop using nonsense examples in society to prove how your opinion is right and everyone is is just a hateful and close-minded prick. Surely, its agreeable that if another person’s alleged bigotry, or what have you, directly inhibits you from being happy, by all means bring it to attention. But really, stop being such a bitch. If by now I have offended you, thank you for being the prime example of the worst person ever.