Worried that I’m gonna have a ton of bricks coming my way, but I’ve just been feeling this way lately. Just had to say it. It’s quite a restricting feeling to have to watch every single thing you say and wonder if the way you phrased it is ok or not. Or whether it might offend somebody out there.
Even this post – I’ve been hesitating to write in case someone misinterprets this and think it’s ok to call people names. Some things are obvious no-nos and incredibly mean. I totally against hurting people. I know my values and what I stand for. And often when someone says something, I think about the intention. The intention is what is important as loads of people can pretend to be politically correct, but what they are thinking can be the total opposite.
But yeah, to have to constantly be on guard, is exhausting and sometimes even feels pretentious, which is why I love the down to earth incredibly funny Louis CK and in the 90’s – Seinfeld (my sister never quite got into it – she likes romcoms). Watching his comedy is the best way to de-stress. That and Downton Abbey marathons.
It’s also fun to be with family and all kinds of non-pc things spew out from the older folk horrifying us, but in an odd way refreshing, because of the unbridled honesty. We do alert them about it though and they feel conscious for just a while. And sometimes I wonder if I’m being too anal.
Perhaps it’s my age too, because I have been around during a time when the word ‘politically correct’ or ‘PC’ did not even exist. I think it only came into being around the time when I started working.
Please don’t be mad. Just wanted to share what was on my mind.