Saturday, November 2, 2013

Political Correctness

politically correct
A way that we speak in America so we don't offend whining pussies.



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The other day two hosts of a radio show mentioned how America has changed and the always present political correctness has become so dominating it's hard to communicate openly and honestly anymore. Now I myself have no idea the way America was 50 years ago, heck I'm not sure what it was like here before 2006, but it's clear to me that for the most part people DO filter their messages. Like, a lot.

One of the hardest adjustments I had to make was learning to watch my mouth and keep 1/3 of my thoughts to myself. In most cases, unless you're in your own kitchen and/or surrounded by your family, you should not say all the truth about how you feel. Just because. Being "politically correct" about anything and everything is the number one rule of successful communication.

Considering that the speaking manner in my native language is pretty direct and informal, trust me when I tell you it was quite the change for me. Just to give you a quick run-down of the cases where you have to extra careful choosing your words (if speak on the subject at all) are the ones that have to do anything with:


politics
religion
sexuality
race

and some less known/recognized:

your management
your co-workers
someone else's children
anything to do with money
psychological conditions
drugs

...

[everything else that might displease anyone for any reason]

In short, watch your words, smile a lot and better pretend to agree than express your true and honest opinion, because most don't want to hear it.

2 comments:

  1. I can't agree more. People are too sensitive and super defensive nowadays that you don't know anymore what to say, and that you just better shut your mouth and go on with your life.

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    1. Glad to hear I am not the only person thinking that way, Rachel. "...better shut your mouth and go on with your life" - brillian!

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