I think that our culture has forgotten what it means to be open-minded.
Here’s my definition of open-mindedness:
I know what I believe, but I am willing to hear your thoughts. My belief system will not be shattered if we happen to disagree.
Scroll through your newsfeed or listen to talk radio. That’s not what’s happening.
We’re so “open-minded” that we can’t imagine anyone else’s open mind being offended.
Healthy debate is being replaced by political correctness.
Here is our society’s filter when making decisions today:
What if they become angry? What if they cry themselves to sleep every night? What if they’re upset, eat 12 pints of Ben and Jerry’s, and become fat? How can we make sure that everyone is happy?
Look, I went to counseling for a year. My counselor told me that trying to make others happy will only lead to my misery.
Happiness is a choice we all have to make for ourselves.
I’m tired of this politically correct world we live in. It’s exhausting.
No wonder it’s easier to maintain shallow friendships via social media than it is to hang out in real time.
Most people live in a constant state of offense.
You can’t talk about anything but the weather, cat memes, and Candy Crush.
We’re so afraid to hurt each others feelings that it’s just easier to not talk about the hard things.
Our “open-minded” society, I’m afraid, is lonely. We desire connection, but can’t handle what it means.