Nowadays, it is not uncommon to hear about someone who is offended about something, and this can take place in the real world and online. If someone was to come from a culture where this rarely takes place, they might be drawn in.
But, if they live somewhere where this is has become the norm, they might not get drawn in by it. Over the past few years, they may have heard about a lot of people who have been offended by something.
Part of Life
Therefore, due to how common this is, it is going to be something that goes over their head. If they are drawn in when someone is offended by something, it could come down to what they have been offended by.
They might see that as time goes by, there are people who end up being offended by just about everything. It is then as though these human beings are machines that keep malfunctioning.
A New Planet
When this happens to a machine it will mean that it no longer works, but when it happens to a human being, it will cause them to lose their inner stability (that’s if they were stable to begin with). Their thoughts and emotions are likely to end up being out of control.
With this in mind, it might be a good idea for someone like this to live on another planet; somewhere where they will no longer be offended. The trouble is that if something like this was to happen, they are still likely to find something that will offend them.
A Different Meaning
However, due to the kind of conditioning that someone like this has received, they can see themselves as being morally superior to people who don’t respond to life in the same way. It is then not that they lack the ability to control how they feel; it is that they have the ability to notice when something isn’t right.
Their way of behaving is likely to be the result of what they were told in the education system. In other words, instead of being taught how to think, they would have been told what to think.
One of the downsides to this kind of behaviour is that when someone has a legitimate reason for being offended, they might not be taken seriously. This is then similar to how the word ‘narcissist’ has pretty much lost its meaning.
These days, this word is often thrown around and used whenever someone experiences behaviour that they don’t like. It can then be used to shame another person and to try to get them to behave how they want them to.
A Closer Look
When someone is offended, it is going to show that they are experiencing inner discomfort and, in order for this to change, they are likely to want something to change externally. What this means that they are not going to have the need to give anything, they will just want to take.
It will be as though their inner peace has been taken from them and this is then why they will deserve to take something back. They are then going to have every right to take and not to give anything.
Out of Balance
Ergo, when someone has the tendency to be offended by just about everything, they are going to end up trying to take a lot of energy from others. And, not only will they try to take their energy, they can also try to destroy what they have created.
Someone like this is then not concerned about what they can give to the world, what they can do to make it a better place; they are only focused on what they can get from it. Now, they will try to hide this through coming across as though they have the moral high ground.
A New World
If they actually wanted to make a difference, they might look into what they can do to make the world a better place and then to take action. This would allow them to give something to the world, as opposed to simply taking things from it.
What this comes down to is that the best way to change the world is to create something new and not to just get worked up about how things are. It is easy to complain or to tear something down, yet it takes work to truly make a difference or to build something up.
It is then as though these kinds of people are on the sidelines throwing stones at the people who are on the front line. If they were to get out of their chairs and to contribute something, they might no longer have enough time to be offended.
They would have a focus, and this would stop them from getting caught up in the kinds of things that used to consume them. Deep down, they would know that they are playing their part of this earth and not just living like a parasite.
Each one of us has a part to play on this earth; if that wasn’t the case, we wouldn’t be here. If someone doesn’t like something, they can waste their time by being offended or they can do something about it.
This is not a decision they will have to make once; it is a decision they will have to make on a regular basis. They are the only ones who can do this; no one else can do it for them.
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Oliver JR Cooper
Oliver JR Cooper
Author of 25 books, Transformational Writer, Teacher & Consultant.
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That which is contained within these articles is based on my own empirical understanding and is true for me at the time they were written. However, as I continue to grow, what I perceive as the truth will inevitably change and as a result of this - parts of these articles may not reflect my current outlook.