Someone will inevitably get offended by this post. You know what? It’s gonna be okay. After all, 81% of Americans would agree that people are too easily offended these days.
Now, before you start asking all the details, YES, I read it on the internet so it must be true.
I know what you’re probably thinking… DUH!
Everywhere we turn someone is offended. Heck, people even get offended that people get offended at things.
Social media, in large part, is a cesspool of offended people!
So, what are some of the numbers from this poll?
- 75% of Americans have censored their words and actions when with people “different” from themselves; 75% of Republicans, 72% of independents and 79% of Democrats agree.
- 72% overall agree that “rules about what you can and cannot say change so fast it’s difficult to keep up”; 85% of Republicans, 70% of independents and 64% of Democrats agree.
- 65% overall agree that “people should be able to say what they really think, even if it might offend people”; 75% of Republicans, 66% of independents and 55% of Democrats agree.
- 48% say there is “too much political correctness in the country today”; 71% of Republicans, 50% of independents and 25% of Democrats agree.
Reading these findings is alarmingly sad and true. However, what would you expect in a society that rewards mediocrity? What would you expect from a society that hands out trophies for just showing up?
If you don’t like something,someone, or somewhere, it’s easier now than ever to punish that person, place, or thing. Just say it offends you and sit back and watch as they get sentenced and put in social media jail.
People’s skin is too thin these days!