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The Significance of "Triggered".

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posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 06:43 PM
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originally posted by: Grambler
Cases like this are troubling to me.
On one hand, within reason I can see not using a word that offends others. But where do we draw the line.

I try not to say the word retarded as I feel it can hurt feelings, and I do work with people with disabilities. When I did use the word, I never meant it to harm people with disabilities.

But triggered seems to be more of a stretch.

"I ate some peanuts and it triggered an allergic reaction" Is that person belittle PTSD and autism? I would argue it has been used in this way possibly before it was with autism or PTSD.

And there seem to be much more clear cut examples of using words hyperboliclly that could cause mental harm

Like calling Trump hitler, or his supporters nazis. How do you think that makes an acual holocaust survivor feel?

Having said that, I think the word trigger is overused like snowflake.

But I think this is a strecth to avoid hit for hurting the groups mentioned.



Meh. I don't think the word "triggered" triggers anyone with PTSD. I think the OP was explaining the origins of term, and it's becoming bastardized since it's become colloquial. But there is no turning back, ya know? I find it annoying when it's overused on this website by those who can't always think of anything else to say, but that's about as far as it goes.

Like "snowflake". Annoying.




posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 06:44 PM
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a reply to: angeldoll

😁

Don't get so triggered!

I was merely addressing the overall tone of the total thread that seems to be about the word triggered being too offensive to people with genuine trauma and the like.



posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 06:44 PM
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originally posted by: Dudemo5

originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
So now the word triggered is a trigger for classical PTSD etc types?



No, but people who use the word in political conversations are super lame. Anyone who needs labels to make their arguments for them probably didn't have a very good argument to begin with.


In the USA political realm, "triggering" is most pronounced amongst those whom former President Obama disappointed.



posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 06:45 PM
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a reply to: intrepid

I agree with you. It's one of the reasons I refuse to use the word, the other being that it's completely overused and cliché.



posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 06:48 PM
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a reply to: angeldoll

Well many people really are thin skinned narc snowflakes.

And the word triggered really can be a funny cynical sort of toungue in cheek.

And then there's the sort of annoying overuse that when someone is pissing someone off with their BS tactics they then turn around and call them a triggered snowflake, merely for being sick of that person's BS. That sort of use is rather rude and obnoxious, which in such cases is likely either their witting intent, or quite possibly unwitting psychological projection.


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posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 06:50 PM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

I still don't get where people are claiming there are those who are offended by it. I didn't see that part. The OP is simply explaining the origins of the term, and at one time it wasn't used in everyday language. And for those of us who have had cause to use the term for many, many years, it is a cheapening of the word, but it's okay. We're over it!

But I don't see the claim that it causes the panic usually associated with PTSD.

That would be like saying the word "seizure", would cause those with a seizure disorder, to have one. Not so.



posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 06:53 PM
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originally posted by: Dudemo5



No, but people who use the word in political conversations are super lame.


My left leg was permanently crippled in an accident.

please don't use the word "lame".

it triggers me.



posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 06:54 PM
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originally posted by: angeldoll
Good. Now make a thread about the over-use of the word "snowflake".



The term "snowflake" has been used to refer to children raised by their parents in ways that give them an inflated sense of their own uniqueness.[3][4][5] This usage of "snowflake" has been reported to originate from Chuck Palahniuk's 1996 novel Fight Club, and its 1999 film adaptation. Both the novel and the film include the line "You are not special. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake."[4][3][6] In January 2017, Palahniuk claimed credit for coining this usage of "snowflake", adding "Every generation gets offended by different things but my friends who teach in high school tell me that their students are very easily offended". Palahniuk referred to the young adults of the 2010s as exhibiting "a kind of new Victorianism.”[7] According to Merriam-Webster, Palahniuk was not the first person to use the metaphor saying, "It's the stuff of self-help books and inspirational posters and elementary school assurances. The imagery before negation is lovely; we are each unique snowflakes, each worth treasuring because each is uniquely beautiful", furthering "Palahniuk's denial of the individual's snowflake status struck a chord."[8]


In the common parlance we're all talking about, it most likely comes out of the novel Fight Club.

I understand though that the left, including ThinkProgress, has been working hard to make it a deeply Nazi term.



posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 06:56 PM
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originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: intrepid

I agree with you. It's one of the reasons I refuse to use the word, the other being that it's completely overused and cliché.


Me too.



posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 07:03 PM
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For me, it also depends on who says it and in what context.

It can range anywhere from being a pathetic reach, to an asshole just being a douchebag, or even to a rare spark of genius.



posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 07:03 PM
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a reply to: intrepid

I think I'll just use "Butt Hurt" from now on.

That may be harsh for those with a broken Coccyx, but that is a temporary condition.



posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 07:04 PM
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originally posted by: bluesjr
a reply to: intrepid

I think I'll just use "Butt Hurt" from now on.

That may be harsh for those with a broken Coccyx, but that is a temporary condition.


I have hemorrhoids!

Why do you hate me!



posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 07:05 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

I'll add the delicate nature of actual snowflakes as well.



posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 07:06 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: bluesjr
a reply to: intrepid

I think I'll just use "Butt Hurt" from now on.

That may be harsh for those with a broken Coccyx, but that is a temporary condition.


I have hemorrhoids!

Why do you hate me!


Dang it, new word search initiated.



posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 07:10 PM
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I just don't get how someone can be offended at a word. I can get how one could use words to offend someone but clearly in cases like this the offending use of the word is not even remotely close to relatable to the supposed reason of the offendedness in the first place. All I'm left thinking is that people are just offended by a word...which is really silly.



posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 07:16 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

My favorite is people who are clearly 'a thing' and they get totally out of their minds offended by it when called. I mean if se you're a total bitch to people all the time, or truly are a snowflake, or just a plain old flake, you might as well embrace it, right DBCowboy??






posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 07:17 PM
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originally posted by: RickyD
I just don't get how someone can be offended at a word. I can get how one could use words to offend someone but clearly in cases like this the offending use of the word is not even remotely close to relatable to the supposed reason of the offendedness in the first place. All I'm left thinking is that people are just offended by a word...which is really silly.


I didn't say it offended anyone. I said it belittles what many people deal with.



posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 07:19 PM
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originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
I agree intrepid. It is a serious problem for those who suffer and not those of us who are just thin skinned.


How does anyone really know who is just 'thin skinned' or who isn't? With varing degrees and one situation is different from the other.

This from the OP:

"But for others, including individuals with ASD, stress and anxiety can cripple them to varying degrees. Remember, situations that create anxiety in one individual may not for another."

Does one running out and getting a diagnosis constitute a pass for vile behavior now or is Jesus Christ manifesting and gently showing us we are all sick? Or are all our Nation's homeless projecting their PTSD into the conciousness of the coddled life style of the middle class' s innocent young kids because it seems to be more prevalent at that socioeconomic level?

A HUGE trauma is homelessness. Being homeless. They have PTSD because of it in varrying degrees. There are thousands upon thousands of homeless in the U.S.A..

Gang warfare and one on one warfare in the U.S.A. creates PTSD just like military warfare can. Refugees coming here have PTSD. immigrants and illegals carry their PTSD here. Everyone is triggered here; hence the over use because it's pretty accurate.



posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 07:19 PM
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Well when Hillary used the "undesirable" word to describe over half of Americans then triggered best described what happened after . Prior to that it seemed to be a anyone's guess but boy did that term make real waves ...Might of been what happened ...go figure edit change that word to deplorable s
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posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 07:22 PM
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a reply to: intrepid

Not really but ok...I think you're relating to things that really aren't related...



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