#I didn't have a name for the discomfort I felt as a child when a relative of mine – or stranger for that matter – would, in my view, over react to a situation, feel 'offended' and use their deep 'superficial pain' as an excuse to throw a temper tantrum, suck oxygen from the air, sharpen their vampire teeth and justify excess spending or eating or other quick chemical-inducing thrill as a salve to their inability to allow their feelings to inform them. Want a recipe for social chaos? Kaboom! You've got it!
An alternative: explore, learn, connect, converse, practice respect, LISTEN!
It took a while to get the correct words to describe this dynamic and the strength to articulate my message – particularly directly to the face of the sociopath. I've since tested my mettle on numerous appropriate conversations. No contest. Love always win.
Over the years, I've discussed the "I'm offended" posture and my perspective of it. The "illness" is isolating as it binds people together by dividing them. Just look at the nature of gossip! It is not a maker of friends.
And most certainly I've discussed this recently with my friends as it pertained to the cosmic roles of Clinton, Obama, Trump, Sanders and the collective shadow striving for consciousness of (not just) American voters. Look in the mirror. Own what you are shown. Let it destroy your illusions not distort longing to see.
I don't know Jonathan Pie yet I appreciate this video and his message. Kudos sir!
Have the courage to LISTEN to a view point.
The Messenger ^i^
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