Are we TOO sensitive?

Discussion in 'Train of Thought' started by Rainbow Deluxe, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. Rainbow Deluxe Duchess of All Things Pretty and Music

    What do you think? Are we in America, and the world, turning into a big bunch of wimps that can't stand seeing something that reminds them of their oh so fragile lives? What about the pro-life people who show images of an aborted fetus? What if I find the image of a pop star to be offensive, can I have that banned? I don't like pornography much, but that's protected under our right to free speech. What happened to the victims right to free speech when they can say volumes just by showing up and being a visible reminder of what can happen in the really real world?
  2. Tentei No Mai Bitch Pudding!

    Yeah, I think we are a tad sensitive. I mean, the right to free speech is bound to offend someone, but it's a necessary freedom in my opinion, so people should like, simmer down and stuff. Not be so butt-hurt...at least, so quickly >_>.

    Wow, that response was short!
  3. Overdose Delusion So strange what love does.

    I don't know.

    I think that a certain amount of sensitivity is necessary and even positive. It can help people retain compassion and not be as callous. At the same time, however, I agree that a lot of people are too sensitive and will often make a big deal out of nothing. Not to mention, often times said sensitivity is misdirected; people will ignore something genuinely serious and focus on a relatively petty, minor issue. For example, there are people who could care less about a real life rape case, but may make a big deal out of a little bit of gore or nudity on TV. I can't stand hypocrisy like that.

    I myself have a tendency to be overly sensitive at times; not so much regarding the issues you mentioned, Kat, but other things. It's something I need to work on.
  4. Archangel Sabre Well-Known Member

    Eh, I doubt it. At least the "turning into" part. If anything we're a lot less sensitive now than we were in decades past, and we're becoming less sensitive every day. I've read that in the 50s couples on television couldn't even be shown in the same bed together on screen, and in the 1930s using 'damn' in a movie could nail you a $5,000 fine (which is $70,000 in today's dollars). Compared to that, it's kind of a wonder how far we've come in such a short period of time.

    There are always going to be a few people here and there who say, "Such and such needs to be banned," or "So and so is bad for our children," but they're typically in the minority. Not really representative of the whole. Whereas if you were to take something like GTA or Jerry Springer or half the shit in today's society and take it back to the 50s, they probably wouldn't be able to ban it soon enough.
  5. Amanda New Member

    Definitely. I loved going to post secret's myspace blog but lately myspace has taken actions to censor them. Forcing them to have people request to be friends to see the blogs and removing some of the secrets. I don't see that anything they put is crossing a line but someone obviously had a problem with something on there and complained rather than just avoiding the blog all together. And at the same time there are tons of blogs that have pics of barely dressed girls and stuff about Illegal things on them that they overlook.
  6. PKT Forever /a/lone

    Well, I think we should be free to do a lot more stuff as long as it doesn't hurt people. There are quite a few laws which are there just because people are offended by something. I myself watch anime where things that would be illegal if done in real life [sword fights etc.] are carried out harmlessly for fun. While the real world may need to get better enforcement the online world needs a bit more freedom.
  7. HuneyTheBun New Member

    The pinnacle of understanding, unity and togetherness will probably be achieved when we all learn to stop being so sensitive and laugh at ourselves. No, that statement doesn't really explain itself but neither does this post really because I plan on cutting it off halfway through the rest of what I

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