I call myself "stupid" or "dumb" automatically whenever I do something... stupid. I sometimes think I deserve it but no one really does. We are all born with a margin of error. We're allowed the same tolerance to forgive others and ourselves. I know I'm stupid to call my self stupid. Oops, I did it again (oops, britney).
Years ago, calling a lady "bitch" would cause you a slap on your face. But today, women started calling themselves "bitches" and are proud of it. And then calling somebody a "helper" or "katulong" is now offensive and derogatory. What's wrong with helping? Meanwhile, voicing disagreement to others' belief makes you intolerant. Then that makes someone saying another person is intolerant is also not tolerant. Then who's tolerant now?
Before, greeting others using their traditional holiday terms is very okay. But now, saying "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas" is preferable to avoid divisiveness. Interestingly, others refer people of different faiths as "kapatid" or "brethren/brother/sister", but they get the pleasure in calling those who share their same belief system bad names. And open-mindedness to not so few means you are accepting the things they are saying. Otherwise you are blinded.
|Yes I am. Surprised?|
This is the time where the idea of political correctness is thrown around rampantly. But it's also the same time when the meaning of political correctness ceases to be politically correct.
We need to start accepting that we have our own misconceptions and that there are limitations to what we know of this world. Because if we can't tolerate ourselves, then trying to tolerate others is a big joke.
This will never be a laughing matter while we continue trying to give different meaning to innocent things while mixing up the good with the bad or branding ourselves unintelligently for the sake of uniqueness. This is until we end up as the punchline to our own life's joke.