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You are expressing a wish that the whole human race were inoffensive, which may hardly be; moreover, those who would gain by such wrongs not being done are those who would do them, not he who could not suffer from them even if they were done
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When we are insulted our ego is attacked. This is a consequence of the story we tell ourselves, about ourselves and how the world should be.
When something conflicts our story, it could lead to feeling offended. We should ask ourselves then:
It's quite easy to offend someone these days.
In the age of social media, we get bombarded with crude language, opinions we don't like, and stuff that's downright mean. That's probably why we see an increase in language policing and censorship. To some extent, this can be a good thing, for...
We cannot expect people to be nice to us all the time, because they aren't. Humans possess the full range of emotions, desires, and mindstates: from angry, to happy, from compassionate to sadistic.
There are as many opinions as there are people, including opinions we don't like. Resiting t...
Someone has made a joke about the baldness of my head, the weakness of my eyes, the thinness of my legs, the shortness of my stature; what insult is there telling me that which everyone sees?
Seneca the Younger, one of the great Stoic philosophers, was concerned with the nature of insults and being offended.
Seneca criticized his friend Serenus for wishing that people, in general, shouldn't offend each other. According to Seneca, this is completely unrealistic and not in our co...
If someone offends you, ask yourself if the thing that you feel offended by is truth or nonsense.
If it's truth, why be offended by truth?
If it's nonsense, why be offended by nonsense? If someone throws nonsense at us, isn't the person that does so is the one who should feel ashame...
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Who can thus avoid all pledges, and having observed, observe again from the same unaffected, unbiased, unbribable, unaffrighted innocence, must always be formidable. He would utter opinions on all passing affairs, which being seen to be not private,...
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