I am offended that you feel it necessary to take offence!
Offence, it’s a funny old thing, isn’t it?! You can take it, and you can cause it, neither of which is a pleasant experience. You can’t escape it though! Especially when it comes to the world of social media, just about anything you say has the potential to offend somebody out there.
In the past, I’d quite often find myself sucked into reading the comments section on Social media, checking out who’s getting offended today. Purely for entertainment purposes! However, It dawned on me; these are real people with real beliefs and real emotions which are really getting hurt.
To watch another human being become so intentional about upsetting another is not a pleasant thing to see.
Then there are the social media trolls. There’s a difference between trolls and those who really are just stating their opinion.
A troll will find something to say that will deliberately offend the masses, often something cruel and uncouth. However, for us mere mortals just stating your opinion and becoming the victim of someone else’s taken offence, can really hurt.
Especially if something you say is taken entirely in the wrong context.
Suffering from depression or anxiety make it difficult to express how you really feel and sometimes it can be challenging to get your point across. The best thing to do under these circumstances is say nothing.
Getting offended is just no good for you.
Let it go. Stress can cause mental health problems or make existing problems worse. For example, if you often struggle to manage feelings of stress, you could develop a mental health issue, such as anxiety or depression.
Getting caught up and stressed out over something you read on social media is just not worth your time, or health.
Not everybody needs to know how you feel
Sometimes it can be impossible to distinguish if someones “taken offence” is stated merely to destroy whomever the victim of that verbal tirade is, emotionally.
That’s when things start to get really ugly. Verbally bashing another human being for something they’ve said is not cool! You’d undoubtedly provoke a raised eyebrow or two from me anyway.
If you don’t agree, keep your thoughts to yourself. I suppose the moral of the story here is this; try not to be so serious, develop resilience and don’t take things so personally.
I do get it though; When you suffer from anxiety, taking things personally, is what we eat for breakfast!
Getting too deeply involved in social media conversations and other people lives will increase anybody’s anxiety tenfold, I’m sure.
Calm down Gillian; it’s just a joke!
It never ceases to amaze me how some people are so tightly wound. Personally, I think (get ready to take offence!) if you find yourself getting offended often, It’s time to take a step back and stop blaming everybody else.
Maybe the issue lies within you? Bitterness and tension will eat you up inside; It will eventually overflow, spill out and start to affect every aspect of your life. Getting yourself in a complete fluster over something that was said either in jest or as an opinion, is only affecting you!
Breath a sigh of relief, for not everything is your problem, feel the weight lifting?! You’ll be a much calmer person in the long run!
Feel free to join the discussion, on social media funnily enough. However, we’re a friendly bunch, and you won’t find anything other than encouragement there 🙂
That was pretty intense, wasn’t it?! Here’s a video of “sharkcat” just to lighten the mood!
Disclaimer: This post is for fun and is not intended to offend!! Oh and I like cats, can you tell?!
P.s You can share this post to indirectly let somebody know that they might be a little tightly wound!