Political Correctness. For the record, I hate the term but it works for this post .
Defined loosely as inoffensive or nondiscriminatory language.
Everything will offend someone.
Picking a subject to write about is like sprinting through a minefield wearing clown shoes.
Write about dogs? Cat people are offended.
Write about kids? Childless by choice people are offended.
Write about the choice not to have kids? Parents are offended.
Weight loss? Yep……..either thin OR overweight people might be offended depending on their view.
I’m sure just writing about writing will offend someone.
John Lydgate said :
” You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time.”
One of the hardest things for a reforming ( still working on it ) people pleaser to do is let go of the need to have everyone like what they do.
I just have to learn to strap on my clown shoes and go.
Sometimes I’ll step on a mine but sometimes me and my giant shoes will make it to the circus.
(I bet I just offended somebody with that)
My apologies to the clowns.