Words are violence. Silence is also violence. Basically don’t think or speak for yourself.
@Jolee Bindo, I miss the good ole days when it was just violence that was violence
@Jolee Bindo, this only applies to cis hetero white males
@Hot Coffee, how did you type that out without vomiting?
@Natural Sarcasm , how do you know I didn’t?
@Jolee Bindo, basically, you’re bad if I think you’re bad
@Jolee Bindo, *thinks as hard as I can*
Time to bust out the sticks and stones again
@orion55, my one regret is that i have but one upvote to give
Well the improper use of "literally" is making me want to cause you physical harm, so you may be on to something.
@ThePandaPool , I literally cannot stand people using words improbably.
@ThePandaPool , my biggest issue with this is that there isnt another term quite as effective as literally that shares its piteral meaning. If not for that, id have been fine
Why would you say that?! That’s so mean!! I’m canceling you!!
@Natural Sarcasm , it's not cancel culture.... it's called being accountable for having a different view on a topic.
@megamanx181x, I hear this just as much from millennials around my age.
@wtninja, then they are border line gen z
@megamanx181x, aren't zoomers the fortnite kids? All this BS I've heard comes from highschool, college, and freshly graduated adults
@BrenadryI, idk anymore all I know is I’m 35 and I’m old enough to start blaming today’s problems with this younger then me
@megamanx181x, I’m 30 and it’s all the people I was in high school/undergrad with.
@wtninja, get rid of these people from your life!
@megamanx181x, deleting Facebook and Twitter did a lot of that for me already. Now, if they want to argue with me, they have to do it face to face and can’t hide behind a screen.
@wtninja, I been thinking of deleting my Facebook
Words are violent, as evidenced by my tons of mental health issues due to bullies using their words.
@Nurse Joy, pussy
@JAMA, someone talks about their mental health being in a poor state, due to bullying and your first reaction is to bully them more? What a telling statement of your humanity for others 🙄
@FoodEatsI, online bullying nowadays is easily combated by simply blocking naysayers. Bullying in person at school, a bit trickier. And if students dont reach out to staff, the problems will persist....this is coming from a hs teacher. Most issues stem from online issues that manifest into irl porblems for kids at school... but many issues are not directly reported. Thats why I actively tell my students limit your social media to close friends and family....or get off completely.
@FoodEatsI, you took the bad part of the post that is out of context. It was.... don't be a pussy! Man up!
@biolojist, they did it in front of teachers and the assistant principal knew. Yet nothing changed. Explain to me exactly how that’s “tricky”.
And this was before everyone had iPhones, we had AOL and slide out keyboard phones. And Facebook wasn’t created till my last year of middle school....
Now I feel old...
@Nurse Joy, I’m sorry you got bullied, it sucks and no one deserves that. I may not agree with you about words being violent but I am sorry you had to go through that
I'll take some mean words over getting jumped by 5 people and held down and beaten with traffic cones any day.
I don't get this, "Words are violence and hurt." No. They don't. Getting physically assaulted hurts. Getting called names is just annoying.
People are so much stronger then they can ever realize. But they allow something as meaningless and pointless as "verbal abuse" dictate their whole life. It absolutely baffles me. Here's a trick a friend used when they were being verbally assaulted by their family. They pretended/invisioned they were a duck and all those big bad mean words was water rolling off their back. Really helped them get through some tough times.
I was thankfully born with the don't give a fvck gene and was and has never been bothered by "verbal abuse". No matter how viscous or persistent.
@FoodEatsI, Bro if you count a joke comment on a Meme app ‘bullying’ you never stood a chance to begin with.
Yeh I was a kid then and obviously adult now and people are just pussys now
Just finished reading ‘The Coddling of the American Mind’, and this is one of the primary issues that they discuss.
It’s a great book, and I highly recommend everyone read it. Everything else that Jonathan Haidt has written should be required reading in High School.
Online video games
When I was a kid...
Them: "I f***** you mother last night pussy @$$ f@g n***** c0k suck loser. Go kill your self, nobody likes you"
Them: "you suck, uninstall"
Game journalist: "I was totally a victim of a hate crime, it was of course because I am LGBTQLMNOP+ because I'm a guy and I once saw another guy shirtless and was not grossed out. Give me GoFundMe money to help with my trauma"
After realizing all the bull$hit trauma and long term effects that it caused us, yeah we fvcking evolved and realized certain words have no place in humanity. Sorry that you are incapable of doing the same
This would be the same group of people