posted on Dec, 31 2019 @ 11:15 AM
a reply to: TrustedTruth
Actually Truth, I agree that for purposes of using the word as a weapon, this definition is best suited. So thanks for that.
This narrow definition is most easily used to slander someone else as weak or out of control under certain conditions to stimuli.
Are we to suppose that our OP is a mean and cruel person? I do not suppose this. I suppose that our OP is a normal regular type of person who under
normal circumstances wishes to go about their business with as little friction as most of us do. A regular person.
But, due to the current socio-political stresses, where we are pressured to act in an aggressive manner against other citizens because they are easily
''triggered'' suggests to me, that our mild mannered ''regular person'' has also been triggered into acting on impulses not normal to their way of
life. That is unless that '' regular person'' is a person who goes about finding fulfillment in tormenting others into being triggered. And buying
over priced schlock to do it.
As for not holding to a narrow definition, well I am guilty of this. The word ''triggered'' came to light mostly I recall as a way of understanding
PTSD in veterans of war. This has brought focus on how we are shaped by dramatic events in our lives.
But remember how PTSD used to be called ''shell shock" and later ''battle fatigue''? Those too were general definitions that over time were expanded
to the present concept of PTSD. And PTSD is expanded as well to the point that now we are finding much broader understanding of how human psychology
works and who we are as individuals. I have no problem expanding my understanding of the human condition and not sticking with the narrow views of the
But back the that precise definition of ''triggered'' .. It really is really not that precise don't you think? ''Something'' and ''somehow''????
Let's fill in the blanks here huh? Just what is that ''something'' and ''somehow''. As for the rest of it, the '' upsetting time'' or ''happening'',
well, if these are not'' upsetting times'' for all of us, then we must be on different pages. The ''upsetting'' is ''happening'' all around us and
this includes buying over priced candy to use as a weapon against people we feel are weaker than us.....