Are we too sensitive?

According to blogger Chris Van Allsburg, Americans are easily offended and are just too sensitive.
Mark Brooky
Dec 8, 2012

 

"I've offended many people in my life, and that is something of which I am not proud," he wrote in a recent Vanallsblog, "Sensitive Americans: We need to get over ourselves." "In fact, it makes me sad that I have made someone so upset with me that they want nothing to do with me because of things I've said or written. I wish I could change that."
 
Van Allsburg — who grew up in Grand Haven and now lives in Hickory, N.C. — struggles with not being a finger-pointer but still be involved with people honestly.
 
To read his blog, click here.

Comments

tartarus12

Chris sounds like a d-bag with regrets. Everybody has something to be regretful about whether it's something you did or something you didn't do. You can't look back with regret. Look to the past and learn from the mistakes you've made and don't repeat them. And if you find yourself making those same mistakes, maybe you're just an A hole.

Yaright

Bingo

Zegota

If we can be honest to ourselves, there is much truth as to what Chris has written because for some Americans do take what we have for granted and many even expect more.
Maybe for Christmas we should seriously ask ourselves and with an open mind, why do we celebrate Christmas? Some may even ask, have we gone just too far with this Political Correctness thing, it does kinda fits what Chris is saying?

ChrisVanAllsburg

Thanks, Zegota. Self-introspection is a good thing. We live in a time where apathy and self-importance are increasing to the point where people only care about themselves, and I think this is because we have lost the concept of having a cause that is greater than ourselves. The WWII generation for example didn't really care about "offending" people with constructive criticism, because they had more important things to consider: like life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. They believed in giving their very lives for the sake of others.

Over-sensitivity is a by-product of our self-importance, which comes from our entitlement attitudes.

I think the starting point for us all is to consider the cause of Christ. This is why I brought up the idea of emptying ourselves into the "infinite," where the infinite needs to be personal. Only in Christ do we have that. Pantheism (God is All) is non-personal, and cannot provide us the infinite personhood we need to empty ourselves into.
Cheers

 

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