Ambivalent Skeptic

March 7, 2011

Harden…up

Filed under: Perspective,Philosophy — Clint1911 @ 10:26 pm

You do NOT have a right NOT to be offended.

You do not have a right to have anything that may or may not offend you removed from your path so you don’t have to bother with it.

You do NOT have the right to expect other people to go out of their way based on on what YOU may or may not approve of.

So that nice gay couple holding hands as they walk down the street….

If that bothers you…

TOUGH.

If you can’t handle the sight of harmless things just because you don’t like them then you need to…

Harden up.

Likewise you do NOT have a right to “feel safe.”

You do not have the right to expect other people to go out of their way to provide you a “safe” environment or keep random people from harming you.

(You CAN expect people to NOT go out of their way to harm you but that is fundamentally different.)

You are responsible for your own safety!

You are only as safe as YOU make YOURSELF to be.

And if you are too good to put your own effort into YOUR safety, then you have NO right to expect other people do put effort into YOUR safety.

If you cannot handle the idea of being an adult and taking responsibility for yourself, your life and (by implication) your own safety then you need to…

Harden up.

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