It is obvious – we live in a World were freedom of speech has become a misused verb. It has lost its value and has been replaced by an exaggerated use of political correctness, which is driven into us by the media and daily routines.
Heck, even this blog might be considered inappropriate and offend people. It may even go viral, but somehow I doubt it. It’s just a post written by a middle class white immigrant dude, who’s enjoying life and living the American Dream.
What do I mean?
People can no longer express opinions, be assertive or even be proud of their heritage without worrying about how people might react. We are stepping on glass, and at times that prevents us from being creative and drive progress.
Personally, I could care less what color, religion and political views you have, as long as you treat people the same way you want to be treated. It’s rather simple really.
In an ideal World, we respect each others believes and traditions. Just because you have a Christmas tree in your front-garden, and greet people with ‘Merry Christmas’ does not mean that you are attempt to offend people. Heck, you are just happy and want to pass on your happiness to others no matter background.
- I say Happy Hanukkah to my Jewish friends and Happy Eid al-Fitr to Muslim friends.
- I hug my African-American friends just as hard as I hug my Irish/Danish relatives
- I drink Guinness just like my Irish friends (not as much 🙂 )
- I love food from around the World, no matter who cooked it
- I’m utterly amazed with cultures and sights when travelling
We have to be careful we don’t put up too many obstacles for people to enjoy each others company. Some people will always be offended, and they will never be happy.
It’s like dealing with Father Jack (Father Ted series) or Archie Bunker (All in the Family series). You just can’t make them happy no matter what you do. But, let’s be polite to each other, respect each others celebrations and traditions.
So, my words to you during the festive season “Merry Christmas y’all. I love you all and hope you will have lots of love in the future”.