The Psychology of Being Offended.

Posted by  $  Olduglycarl 2 weeks ago to Culture
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I would say that it's just part of living...Period!
This guy is funny. Read the article but don't forget to watch the short video.

Definition of offend

intransitive verb

1
a : to transgress (see transgress transitive 1) the moral or divine law : sin
if it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most offending soul alive — William Shakespeare
b : to violate a law or rule : do wrong offend against the law

2
a : to cause difficulty, discomfort, or injury took off his shoe and removed the offending pebbleb : to cause dislike, anger, or vexation thoughtless words that offend needlessly
transitive verb

1
a : violate, transgress
a contract not offending a statute … might still be in restraint of trade — C. A. Cooke
b : to cause pain to : hurt tasteless billboards that offend the eye

2
obsolete : to cause to sin or fall

3
: to cause (a person or group) to feel hurt, angry, or upset by something said or done was offended by their language She carefully worded her comments so as not to offend anyone.

I found this to be more useful in understanding how and what happens when people get offended: "The offense occurs when an action violates a rule that the other person considers inviolable.
That has a cascade effect in the mind, the body, and multiple feedback loops in the nervous, blood, immune, and sensory systems."

Try this on for size. http://www.whywesuffer.com/why-were-q...

My take has always been that the 'Offended' have a problem...maybe low self esteem or more likely, a False sense of Esteem; ie, a super ego which I posit is nothing more than an imitation sub-conscious. If one really had the ability to 'self inspect' which comes with having a connection to the mind, (that which that can view self) could easily and quietly have that discussion with self...that is one's 'inner' voice and the 'voice' of You, is not the enemy.

So, after close examination and having this inner discussion with myself; I guess I do have a problem: I am often offended by people that get offended.

The difference?...I can laugh at it and move on...
SOURCE URL: http://www.intellectualtakeout.org/article/being-offended-part-living-democracy-comedian-says?roi=echo3-46519814250-44129580-1d4cc7e29019531fdd908e2b5ce24038


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