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Old 04-27-2005, 12:58 PM   #1
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do you care to be politically correct all the time



..like you have to make sure that you dont offend someone?

another example is if the person you're dealing with is an ashole and you still have to be careful with words. cant people be offended once in a while if they so deserve it? unfortunately the answer is yes if you chose to play the political correctness game.
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Old 04-27-2005, 01:03 PM   #2
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I think if it needs to be said, go for it. Also, I believe that if something is true and only true, then regardless of surroundings, it can and should be said.
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Old 04-27-2005, 01:31 PM   #3
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Old 04-27-2005, 02:00 PM   #4
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i dont care for political correctness. if something has to be said, it has to be said. all this tip-toeing around subjects is the reason why society has half the taboos and stereotypes that it does.
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Old 04-27-2005, 02:02 PM   #5
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i dont care for political correctness. if something has to be said, it has to be said. all this tip-toeing around subjects is the reason why society has half the taboos and stereotypes that it does.
i couldn't have said it better myself!
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Old 04-27-2005, 02:14 PM   #6
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i dont care for political correctness. if something has to be said, it has to be said. all this tip-toeing around subjects is the reason why society has half the taboos and stereotypes that it does.
Can you name a taboo you wish didn't exist?
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Old 04-27-2005, 03:02 PM   #7
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Old 04-27-2005, 03:17 PM   #8
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Not at all.

I speak my heart, and if you don't like it or can't handle it, I couldn't care less cuz you're a weak human being. It feels go good to just say whatever I feel like saying to someone. It really relaxes me deep down inside when I am honest and straight up.

Our society is full of pussies that are too afraid to say anything that they REALLY want to say so they beat around the bush and try and make it sound good when saying something. Then if you tell someone something straight up they get all mad or they try and distance themselves away from you like you are a bad person or they try and fight you cuz they can't handle you being straight up. Little girls!

Our society needs to change their panties to boxers. You won't get anywhere in life by beating around the bush. You'll just be fooling yourself.
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Old 04-27-2005, 03:40 PM   #9
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i have to agree somewhat with lamb on this, i speak my mind as much as anyone does, but a certain times and to certain people you have to watch what you say
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Old 04-27-2005, 04:47 PM   #10
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it depends on the situation.
Sometimes you have to keep your mouth shut.
Sometimes you can speak your heart.
"Political Correctness"..... should be used, you earn your respect that way.
But it's not necessarry, but makes you look fantastic in front of other people.

If I'm in a circle of my friends, I don't give a shiat what I say.
When I'm in court fighting my speeding ticket (which I won by the way), i have to be politically correct.

EDIT: I just read what Furios said, agreed.
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Old 04-28-2005, 10:29 AM   #11
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Can you name a taboo you wish didn't exist?
Sure. As an example, from working in the social services field, I've seen this one come up a lot. In the case of people that are handicapped, or disabled, technically you are not supposed to use those words when describing them. You're supposed to say "Differently abled" to be politically correct. As a result of not being allowed to say the true words, if you imply that someone else cannot do something due to their handicap, it is frowned upon if you do not phrase it in a politically correct way. Example:

If I as a youth counselor am working with a kid with dyslexia, and let's say I am helping him with homework. Let's say he has some reading to do, and it's not easy reading for his level. For me to say, "You're going to have trouble reading this, because of your dyslexia. So let's just read it slowly, and not get frustrated." would be completely unacceptable, because I labelled the handicap. What is politically correct to say is, "You're a great reader! Let's try reading this, and if you get frustrated, let's slow down."

Usually, political correctness completely bypasses the real issue. I think if we can address the real issue, it's less damaging in the long run.

Another taboo I've noticed, and really dont agree with, is not telling Canadian kids the truth about what goes on in the rest of the world. Example: Newscast comes on about let's say, a bombing that killed children in Africa. Parents here? Turn off the TV, or change the channel. I understand about protecting innocence, but I think global awareness is REALLY important today. If we want a future where our kids who have it all, as compared to other parts of the world, can make a difference, we need to start telling them the truth about what is out there. A few weeks ago I heard this part of a program on CFRB 1010, with Paul and Carol Mott. Not sure if anyone else heard this...but they were discussing an incident where the UN (maybe a smaller agency, i dont remember exactly) has this media ad they want to broadcast here in Canada, to create awareness of landmines. So the ad shows a bunch of Canadian kids and parents, all heading to the local soccer park, to play a game. Lots of laughing, joking around and sounds like a fun game. Mid-game, one kid steps on a landmine, and it explodes. Then the sounds change to screaming, crying and chaos. Then comes the catchline, something like, "What if this happened to your kids?" and then gives information about the landmine removal efforts in Africa and Asia.
So Paul and Carol have a huge uproar, and said, "Oh my god!! What kind of ad is that. Our kids will never want to play soccer again!!!"



The general response they got from the public was much the same. Let the problems elsewhere, stay there. Leave our kids alone, what do they have to do with it?

If there were no taboos on subjects like this, a lot more could be done to help overseas efforts. Living inside a bubble may be comfortable for those in it, but what about everyone else?

Sorry for the long post. I just wanted to explain myself properly.
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Old 04-28-2005, 10:38 AM   #12
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I can think of some people who are willing to speak their minds on message boards, but put them in front of real people (imagine the nerve!) and they'll keep eerily quiet.
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Old 04-28-2005, 10:47 AM   #13
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I can think of some people who are willing to speak their minds on message boards, but put them in front of real people (imagine the nerve!) and they'll keep eerily quiet.
And that's just sad. That's the pure definition of "hypocrite".

I think the line between political correctness and basic respect for others has unfortunately been blurred. If something needs to be said, it should be said. On the other hand, there is no need to be disrespectful at the same time. It only diminishes the value of the argument and breeds more disrespect.
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Old 04-28-2005, 12:50 PM   #14
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the one that bothers me the most is Season greetings or happy holidays. when it's Christmas time and someone says season's greetings or happy holidays i always reply with Merry Christmas.
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Old 04-28-2005, 01:16 PM   #15
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the one that bothers me the most is Season greetings or happy holidays. when it's Christmas time and someone says season's greetings or happy holidays i always reply with Merry Christmas.
That is the one that pisses me off the most too. ****, it's Christmas time, if you don't like it, get your ass back to work.
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