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The Significance of "Triggered".

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posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 07:23 PM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

'Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
What's Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call'd,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name,
And for that name which is no part of thee
Take all myself."
-Juliet, Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare. 1600




posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 07:24 PM
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originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
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??





So what you're saying is that you're so much of "a thing" that you had to make this post?

Figures.



posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 07:24 PM
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originally posted by: carewemust

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.


In the USA political realm, "triggering" isn't a real thing.



posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 07:25 PM
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i'd just like to point out that trigger warnings as they are used today are not for the purposes of censorship.. they're used to give people who have had real, traumatic experiences a chance to mentally prepare themselves for things that are likely to bring up painful, uncontrollable memories of past trauma, or to give them a chance to excuse themselves if they are not going to be able to handle it without losing their #.

i think if rape survivors can try to handle the fact that rape is used as a throwaway plot point in a lot of the media we consume, for example, some of you outrage junkies can try to handle the fact that sometimes people will toss out a warning about the kind of content that's coming.

i know it's difficult to think the world isn't custom-made just for you any more, but give it a whirl... a lot of us have been trying to handle that for our entire lives.



posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 07:25 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

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.


Please don't use any words henceforth. Thank you.



posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 07:26 PM
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a reply to: the2ofusr1

So now every time a politician commits likewise political suicide then everyone in on the outrage are all whatever the politician said they were?

Oh what fun!

Come to find out all those women Trump triggered for calling Rosie a "fat disgusting pig" it turns out they all were too.

😂😝
edit on 19-9-2017 by IgnoranceIsntBlisss because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 07:27 PM
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originally posted by: Dudemo5

originally posted by: DBCowboy

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.


Please don't use any words henceforth. Thank you.


uh, no.

But by all means, please call for silencing others with whom you disagree.




posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 07:28 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.


Butthurt is a much better choice!

This is a little FYI for anyone who might be interested, but judging the turn this thread has taken, it will probably be no one.

But, many words have been taken from the mental health discipline and become "weapons" to use against others.

For example, at one time the words "idiot" and "imbecile" were used to denote where a person might fall on a sort of intellectual scale. If your IQ fell below a certain level, you were "an Idiot". If lower than that, you were an "imbecile".
Sounds funny, now doesn't it? lol. So the language was changed to "mental retardation", denoting Profound, severe, moderate, mild, and so forth. BUT THEN, lol, people started throwing the word at each other "you retard", as we sometimes see even on this site, quite often used by those with poor vocabularies, and those who just seek to insult, but always used in an insulting fashion.

So it has been changed, once again, because it has been so cheapened and bastardized, and come to mean something it was not intended to mean, that is, something derogatory. Which the words were never intended to be, but were used as a clinical reference.

TADA.



posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 07:28 PM
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originally posted by: intrepid

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.


But does it really?

If I say my relationship is strained, am I belittling people that deal with painful muscle strains?

If I say someone is thin skinned, am I belittling celiac disease?

If I say someone is big boned am I belittling people with Ichthyosis?

If I say someone's temper is flaring up, am I belittling crohns disease?

It just seems silly to me. Again, I don't use the word triggered often because I think it is way overused, I just don't see it as belittling these things.


edit on 19-9-2017 by Grambler because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 07:29 PM
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a reply to: Dudemo5

I'm just ribbing an old jokester buddy and you had to go and get all triggered.



posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 07:30 PM
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a reply to: Grambler

No. I'm not going to throw arguments around as you always do and detract from this. You can even call it a win. @@



posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 07:32 PM
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originally posted by: intrepid
a reply to: Grambler

No. I'm not going to throw arguments around as you always do and detract from this. You can even call it a win. @@


VICTORY!!!!!



posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 07:34 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: Dudemo5

originally posted by: DBCowboy

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.


Please don't use any words henceforth. Thank you.


uh, no.

But by all means, please call for silencing others with whom you disagree.



Thanks! I look forward to your non-typing.



posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 07:35 PM
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originally posted by: angeldoll


Butthurt is a much better choice!





Just think about it. The term implies less of “pain in the ass, I sat on something unpleasant” and something far more sexist and homophobic. This is mostly because of the context the word is typically used in. Sandra is in a bad mood because Hugo took her parking spot? She’s just butthurt. Mike won’t stop complaining that his bro beat him playing video games? Butthurt. Essentially, the term is used when someone is upset that someone else has gotten the better or them or beaten them or bested them in some way. That is to say, they dominated them. You know, like when someone is raped. This just isn’t funny. Not only is the term sexist, because it hinges on domination and anal rape, which is primarily a male device, but it is also homophobic. I’m pretty sure that gay men don’t think the threat of anal rape is hilarious, and I’m also pretty sure they don’t enjoy an act they enjoy once again being used as a display of cruelty, disgust, and derision.


persephonemagazine.com...



posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 07:35 PM
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originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
a reply to: Dudemo5

I'm just ribbing an old jokester buddy and you had to go and get all triggered.


Hey, if you like to play suckamo jones in a flapjack crowdaddy, by all means!



posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 07:36 PM
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originally posted by: Dudemo5

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: Dudemo5

originally posted by: DBCowboy

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.


Please don't use any words henceforth. Thank you.


uh, no.

But by all means, please call for silencing others with whom you disagree.



Thanks! I look forward to your non-typing.



It's so much fun to see people who embrace censorship!

Please continue!

(this is so much fun!)



posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 07:38 PM
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a reply to: Grambler

Gotcha. The difference is, "Butthurt" was always colloquial. It was never a clinical term to address real issues.

Please take a minute and read my above post. You might actually find it interesting. It comes from my "textbook learnin'"
lol.



posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 07:38 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: Dudemo5

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: Dudemo5

originally posted by: DBCowboy

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.


Please don't use any words henceforth. Thank you.


uh, no.

But by all means, please call for silencing others with whom you disagree.



Thanks! I look forward to your non-typing.



It's so much fun to see people who embrace censorship!

Please continue!

(this is so much fun!)


I didn't ask you to censor yourself. I suggested it would be really cool if you stopped typing. You could perhaps better communicate your ideas with interpretive dance, or by painting something. Maybe mime is in your future.

As far as censorship goes, I never suggested anyone should make a rule. I just thought you might want to be the bigger man and, you know, stop rattling off all that nonsense.



posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 07:41 PM
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I'm starting to sense some souls being bruised...



posted on Sep, 19 2017 @ 07:41 PM
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originally posted by: Dudemo5

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: Dudemo5

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: Dudemo5

originally posted by: DBCowboy

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.


Please don't use any words henceforth. Thank you.


uh, no.

But by all means, please call for silencing others with whom you disagree.



Thanks! I look forward to your non-typing.



It's so much fun to see people who embrace censorship!

Please continue!

(this is so much fun!)


I didn't ask you to censor yourself. I suggested it would be really cool if you stopped typing. You could perhaps better communicate your ideas with interpretive dance, or by painting something. Maybe mime is in your future.

As far as censorship goes, I never suggested anyone should make a rule. I just thought you might want to be the bigger man and, you know, stop rattling off all that nonsense.




Please lead by example then.




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