We are living in some interesting and hectic times.

We are in the midst of a culture war. And there seems to be no end in sight.

That is because everybody has stopped looking for common ground to merely start conversations with.

And this leads to everyone being offended by everything, all of the time. And it's become a real issue.

So where do we go from here?

Redditor PowerfulAd5343 wanted to chat about the things that people need to calm down and try to be so sensitive about, they asked:

"What is something people absolutely need to stop getting offended over?"

I'll start... I'm wrong a lot. So please don't yell at me when I'm learning.

Mind your business...

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"My friend tweeted about his grandma dying and someone got mad at him for not adding a trigger warning." ~ jack_snaz_lord

It's Ok

"Being wrong! It's okay to be wrong, as long as you’re also willing to learn." ~ TheBostonKremeDonut

"I used to have a friend like this, she could not stand to be corrected and automatically felt as though you were 'attacking her' or diminishing her, even though you were just trying to correct and help her. I burned that bridge and I am thankful for it." ~ TelemachusTheYoung

Get Facts

"Third party people who hear one side of a story, assume that's all the facts and not any bias or perceptive distortion nor a misunderstanding, and then go on to attack the other party who is also hurting from what happened between the first two parties." ~ misunderstood_blob

Not Going

"Declining their offer. Years ago my mom (she's gotten much better now) would offer to help with something and if I said no she'd take it as a personal insult. One time I said I was coming to pick up my things as I was in the process of moving out, she said she can just hold onto them until I find a place."

"It was pretty clear she wanted to slow the moving process down as much as possible but I said no thank you, I'd rather have them with me now. The conversation ended with her telling me to go to hell and threatening to throw my property on the lawn in the middle of the night cause I insisted instead of caved." ~ Homo-Homie

Stay Young

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"When I ask for I.D. to sell a product." ~ gumbi01

"This but I work at a bank. It blows my mind how mad people can get that I ask them to verify their identity to access their secured funds." ~ SpaceCase9212

All valid. Why are you bent out of shape about looking young? Be offended when they stop asking.

Back Off


"Setting boundaries with toxic people. It's not 'vindictive' or 'unforgiving,' it's healthy." ~ danthedoozy


"Acknowledging physical characteristics in a non racist way. For example, let’s say you’re at a party and there are 20 white people and one black guy. You’re chatting to him for a bit and then he leaves. Later you’re talking to someone else and you’re like, 'I was chatting to someone earlier, can’t remember his name… he had a yellow shirt on… eerr, he was the tall guy with glasses….' Etc etc. Just say it was the one black guy, people take these things way too far." ~ Bont74205

Light Shedders

"I know a lot of these are trying to shed light on important issues, but the activism you see on Instagram (or really any social media platform for that matter) are getting pretty annoying and downright patronising. It's like they're not doing it for the activism so much as the likes and comments agreeing with them." ~ MistressGravity


"Cultural appropriation when not done in a mocking manner. Especially with food. The people who get mad because a chef modified a dish someone else’s grandma made in the old country need to just stop. There’s already so much noise in the world, getting mad over food is ridiculous." ~ NKR1978

On behalf of...

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"Getting offended on other people's behalf just on the assumption that they'd probably be offended." ~ WarmProfit

Maybe it's time we get better therapists, or just try to be calm and listen to another person's intentions, and then react.

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