I have offended a lot of people in the past and I will probably continue to do so in the future. I have no filter between my brain and my mouth, and it’s often gotten me in to trouble. It’s something I need to try to work on but in some cases I feel like the problem isn’t me, it’s you, whoever I’ve offended.
Lets get one thing straight, when you choose to take offence to something it has NOTHING to do with the other person. It is firmly in the realm of the self. You do not like or do not agree with what the other party has said and you express your revulsion or whatever at the thing they’ve just said to you.
That’s bullshit for one very simple reason – You are guilty of doing the same thing multiple times and you will carry on doing this until the day you die. For example, fundamentalist religious people get offended by seemingly anything that runs contrary to their narrow-minded world view. If you try to have a nice reasoned discussion with them about evolution for instance, they usually deride and mock your opinions and pull out the fucking ‘just a theory lol’ card. Fuck those guys seriously, I can’t discuss a scientifically sound topic that is completely compatible with your superstitions but you can spend all day telling me how I’m going to hell for no good reason? Fuck off.
You choose to be offended because you do not understand or do not want to understand or accept another person or party’s viewpoint. You are being an ass hat and denying your future development because you won’t step out of your incredibly microscopic world view. And if I make a joke that’s offensive to you? So fucking what, you probably make different kinds of jokes that someone, somewhere could take offence to as well. We are all guilty of doing this without exception.
As Matt Stone & Trey Parker has said several times either everything is OK to make fun of, or nothing is. By choosing to be offended you are revealing your selfish nature and displaying ignorance towards other people and cultures. Stop getting offended.