Sunday, December 20, 2015

What is it to "offend"?

What is the harm in offending someone?  Everyone seems to be up-in-arms about language or actions that may offend a person or entity, but what is the real damage being done?  I was taught that “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me”…did I miss something? Do I have the saying backwards?

It is true that words can be powerful, and if said with the right cadence, timing and to the right audience, can illuminate the mind and call the body to action. But have our minds as a collective become so weak that any word or phrase can illicit such a hub-bub?

Today we do not strive to answer the question in what is the offense in offending, we simply pose the question for your consideration.

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