In the light of whatever is going on right now in the world, I want to reflect on the dialogue that we all must have been part of or at least witnessed ( in real or/and virtual world).
Person A: Says something disrespectful and inappropriate.
Person B: Shows their disappointment and disapproval.
Person A: “I was just joking, don’t be too sensitive. Haha…”
Person B(Reply 1 of N): Silent. [Question their own reaction and convince themselves that they are overreacting]
Person B(Reply 2 of N): Speaks up because it matters. [ Are firm about their position ]
A( About B’s reply 1): Yes! I am right. [Deep inside gets the message that I can go on being inappropriate and just defend myself by calling it “light humor”]
A(About B’s reply 2): Gets insecure when their shit is being called out and label the person B as aggressive and too emotional rather than doing some self analysis.
I do not feel that I need to explain the dialogue but it is definitely indicating to one fact:
“This is the era of wrongly supposed Synonyms.”
- Inappropriate = Humor
- Assertive = Aggressive
- Self respect = Arrogant / stubborn
- Sensible = Too emotional
- Moral = politically correct
- Polite = Available
- Gender free love = Experimenting/ Lifestyle
- Knowing what you want = High Maintenance
- Clothes length = Scale [ Prude <-> Slut]
- Philosophical = Over-analyzing / Waste of time
The list goes on…
I do not have a concluding message . I guess from this, People will take whatever they are capable of .
One thought on “Synonyms=Antonyms ?”
I feel it’s better we stick to our beliefs and thoughts in spite of people’s reactions or labels put on us
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