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Casbutt Due April 27; 2 kids; Columbus, OH, United States 13830 posts
24th Jun '13
Quoting ρiηkie ρie:" As someone who also has BPD, I'm totally with you on this. That crap gets on my nerves sooooo much. I ... [snip!] ... think I do a damn good job at it too even if I do struggle sometimes. So when I hear/read comments like that it infuriates me. "


It's awful. I can't believe there are books written that put BPD sufferers in a bad light. And I've seen so many places that you should just leave someone if they have it. :( It hurts my heart. Yes, there are circumstances, like if the person suffering from it doesn't want help, nor do they want to try to help themselves... but still... reading all the negative things makes me wonder if I really am more of an awful person than I think I am. It's depressing

MagicMilk. 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Manchester, United Kingdom 2306 posts
24th Jun '13

I've just been to see my doctor about depression and she referred me to a christian counseling service without even checking my religion. I'm an atheist. I feel like she looked at me and thought 'white girl = christian girl'. I'm offended that she thinks that.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
24th Jun '13

I get irritated but not offended.



It is irritating to have a generalization thrust upon you.

user banned 2 kids; Silly, Belgium 6539 posts
24th Jun '13

I get kind of offended with things regarding my ethnicity. Like "Arabs are terrorists.". It spreads hate and I've been attacked by people who believe it. Same as people who say we're uncivilized because we sometimes eat with our hands and we don't use toilet paper to clean our butts. Like dude we're not savages the way we eat is efficient for our type of food and we wash our asses with water because of the emphasis on cleanliness.

user banned 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6369 posts
24th Jun '13

I don't get offended by just about anything. I don't get offended FOR people and I rarely, RARELY, am offended, myself.



****People LIVE to be offended****



What on earth would we do with ourselves with all of that time we spend being offended and pointing fingers at each other?

Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
24th Jun '13
Quoting Kayla [:)]♥:" Women are bitches, men are assholes, most teenagers ARE ignorant. lol No, it doesn't offend me."


Pretty much, lol.



But if someone were to say "all blacks are uneducated, HIV-infested thieves..." those are some fighting words!

Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
24th Jun '13
Quoting Emotional Squeekerz:" I do have ONE subject that if someone generalizes with it... I get ultra defensive. It has to do with ... [snip!] ... Personality Disorder) are awful, selfish people that will manipulate you and eventually make you want to kill yourself""


I have Borderline Personality Disorder and that offends the hell out of me. I can see why you got defensive.

♥Simply Whitney♥ TTC since Dec 2012; 1 child; Australia 932 posts
24th Jun '13

One that gets said to me a lot is... "No offense Whitney, but Americans.... blah blah blah..." That really gets annoying after a while. I can't even remember all the things they say about Americans but it's a lot. Ha. And it's pretty much just my in laws who say it.

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
25th Jun '13
Quoting Sly Saffy:" I get irritated but not offended. It is irritating to have a generalization thrust upon you."

This.



Like I see, read & hear people make ignorant ass statements putting women down who breastfeed toddlers...making accusations like it's child sexual abuse, that the kids are being kept dependent, that moms who do that do it for their own issues, etc. I cant' say I am offended at this point (I think I used to be) but it is irritating as hell & I get sick of trying to actually educate people on normal human behavior.

Proginoskes II 3 kids; North Carolina 1295 posts
25th Jun '13
Quoting Sly Saffy:" I get irritated but not offended. It is irritating to have a generalization thrust upon you."


This, irritated is a better word for it, personally. I just roll my eyes and move on.
Like when I see those silly FB things about how I'm going to burn in hell forever because I don't have the same beliefs as someone else. I know that if I shared/posted things about being as atheist on FB, I'd have a ton of well-meaning but overly persistent friends/relatives all over me, telling me that the devil has me or something. -shrug-

Severus Snape 2 kids; Tennessee 3550 posts
25th Jun '13

Generalizations don't usually bother me too much but I have a hot buttons just like everyone else. My hot button is TTC related stuff. There was a girl in a past thread who said something to the extent of if you're taking a while to get pregnant then the husband must not be doing something right. That pissed me off.



Maybe the girl you talked to was sensitive about being a teenager? lol

Casbutt Due April 27; 2 kids; Columbus, OH, United States 13830 posts
25th Jun '13
Quoting Severus Snape:" Generalizations don't usually bother me too much but I have a hot buttons just like everyone else. My ... [snip!] ... must not be doing something right. That pissed me off. Maybe the girl you talked to was sensitive about being a teenager? lol"


I think she was. Even after explaining to her that I don't mean 'stupid' when I say 'ignorant,' she was still very defensive.

Bangtail 50 kids; Katy, Texas 7752 posts
25th Jun '13

I don't get offended. I'm a white blonde southern Christian; if I got mad about stereotypes, I'd need to be on blood pressure meds.



I believe that most common stereotypes and generalizations have their roots in truth/experience. Most people will base their opinions on their own experience and then lump all people into categories based on that. Most people think Christians are assholes because the loudest/craziest of the group get the most attention. Most people think that white people are assholes because we have been for the better part of history. See what I'm getting at?



The only time I get irritated is when people present broad generalizations of one group as fact and then get super-pissed if someone else does the same. I think everyone has stereotyped or generalized a group at some point in their lives. I try to give everyone the benefit of the doubt, but that doesn't mean that I don't get a little nervous driving through the fifth ward.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23152 posts
25th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Emotional Squeekerz:</b>" If people make broad generalizations where you could be included in it, do you get extremely offended? ... [snip!] ... isn't even specifically about you. It's like getting up in arms because someone says "Women are bitches" or "Men are assholes""</blockquote>




I'm old as Hell. At 47 I don't get offended. I may get a bit irritated or think the person is being a dumbass.
When I was younger I would have gotten offended at SOME things.
My granny-advice is the grow a thick skin.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
25th Jun '13
Quoting TheNuge:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Emotional Squeekerz:</b>" If people make broad generalizations ... [snip!] ... is being a dumbass. When I was younger I would have gotten offended at SOME things. My granny-advice is the grow a thick skin."


Too much energy in getting offended. :lol: