• Bryan Stoneking

Say It Like It Is

I've always tried to keep this blog about health, fitness and wellness. By the title and image you might think today's will be different, but it's not. Just a different aspect of health and

wellness. The ability to not be offended.

I first heard of "politically correct" back in the late 80's. All of a sudden we had to start using new words to describe things so that people wouldn't get their feelings hurt by what was said. Over the past 3 plus decades it has grown tremendously into every aspect of our culture. What has resulted, in my opinion, is a generation of people who are too sensitive emotionally. They have been taught that other people are mean, rather than being taught to be confident. That their sadness is okay rather than having the mental and emotional toughness to not care what others say. They're being taught to be victims rather than victors.

The world is tough, not everything goes your way. It shouldn't. Having the ability to deal with difficulty is what has made some of the most successful people in history successful. You have to have a thick skin to be successful. You need to be able to take criticism, harsh feedback, and then learn from it. If you never deal with difficulties, difficulties will kick your ass when they do show up. If you cower down from it, it will beat you again the next time. If you're easily offended by what other people say, be prepared for a lifetime of being hurt. If you can learn to not give a shit, because what others think or say doesn't have power over you, your life will be happy. A couple of great books to read on this subject are Mark Manson's "The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck" and Brant Hansen's "Unoffendable". I would highly recommend them both.

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