Are you tired of political correctness?
That’s because you’re viewing treating others with respect and equality as something that’s politically-motivated.
It’s also because you don’t like being told to change how you think or what you call things, because change is scary. Your insecurity is so strong that you experience strong anxiety at the idea of learning New Rules because you’ve worked SO long and SO hard just to learn THESE rules and you’re not even sure that you’re getting those right! New Rules just mean more chances to get things wrong, and that might make you look bad, and that’s to be avoided at all costs.
That’s probably why you’re tired of Political Correctness.
Once you connect the changes in society with how we speak, act and regard others, and you really drill down into that until you get to the fact that “others” ARE actually people, just like you, then maybe that makes a difference. Maybe it’s not so tiring if you’d ask that others have a little patience for you too. Then maybe you’d feel better about you. Maybe you wouldn’t be so anxious, so insecure. Maybe if someone else was a bit easier on you, you would be easier on others.
But since you had it hard, do you think that means others should have to have it hard as well?
Is the whole point of all this… society stuff, to do better? To BE better?
Are YOU doing better? Are you BEING better?
No, seriously. I’m asking.
Me personally, I’d actually like to see this next generation, MY KIDS, have it easier. Have it better. I’d LOVE to see what they can do if they don’t have to have it as hard as I had it. If that means I have to learn new concepts about gender, and use pronouns, and get used to things that used to be weird or different or abnormal to me… I think that’s more than fair.
I’d like to think that if we give them room to grow and the space to feel safe in, they might have a better chance at being… happy.
That’s my goal, anyway. What’s yours?