I recently went down to visit a friend in Nottingham and had some good old conversations that weren't regulated by Political Correctness, etc. Having both been to public school for 5 years, what we often put up with on a day-to-day basis or observed much of the time would send the average member of the public into a frenzy and perhaps and mass of sueing.
I never used to realise just how politically correct everyone has become (or were most people always like this)?
For example, currently when discussing things with my second-year University mates who have all had a vaariety of different backgrounds, I sometimes find myself in murky waters because I hav mentioned something that doesn't fall into their category of acceptance, such as a racist joke (light hearted) or a comment about bullying, etc. I just find it odd and almost pathetic that people's integrities are damaged when one mentions the smallest thing that isn't politically Correct, whether it be a joke, taking-the-piss, or discussing something.
I know this post isn't very clear to understand as its late and i'm knackered, but I felt I had to get this off my chest, so to speak. When talking of experiences at my boarding school such as "fagging" (i.e. older people making younger people do the menial tasks and effectively treat them as slaves) people are shocked and say they would have sued the school or taken people to court. Where as people who had been to my school would most likely have just put on a stiff upper lip and got on with the job - after all it was still approved by the teachers and staff as well! I just think the majority of people I meet are ruled too much by trying to conform to being PC
all the time and have no integrity or flexibility.
Don't get me wrong, if you are one of these people who are typically PC
, its just the way you were brought up and you probably think I a racist, sexist, chauvinist and stupid little man, even though I assure you I am not! I just think people need to lighten up a bit and get off their high horses and stop being so afraid about offending people with normal comments.
I realise this may be all very confusing, and I will probably do another post later on rephrasing what I mean with better use of grammer and clarity of explanation but I'm tired. Anyway, cheerio and good night all!