am finding it very frustrating in today’s world, that everyone gets offended about everything and anything. I mean there is nothing left that anyone can say about anything in jest. Really. Now sure, there are some good instances where caution should be taken for obvious reasons.
I always find myself kind of comparing it to back, way back, to when I was in college, a composition class. The professor assigned us a compare and contrast paper once, and said that any topic was welcome with one exception, abortion. That was the taboo topic. But today, I feel like that same professor would have to tell our class to come up with mythical concepts and topics on which to write.
Consequently, when you start with this logic and venture into the realm of trying to make yourself and God forbid, other people chuckle once in a while, well, you are really taking a risk. The risk is that you are possibly going to infringe on someone else’s feelings, a corporation’s policies, or a government’s laws. It just never ends anymore. I used to “joke” that all that’s going to be left eventually is “Knock-Knock” jokes, but honestly some of those could just as easily be inappropriate too!
I guess my issue rises from the way I choose to live and deal with day-to-day rigmarole. I mean day-to-day beat downs are exhausting. What with bills, work, tasks, chores, bills, kids, work, bills, did I mention bills? Quite a while ago, actually a long while ago, I made a life decision which was that I decided to live life with humor as a major player in my game. See, anyone can pay bills, work, do tasks, chores, raise kids, pay bills, work, pay more bills, but what if they did all of that while trying to interject a little humor along the way? It doesn’t cost a thing. It might actually improve your health by relieving stress!
Do stuff. Do stuff with a smirk. It can be done. Things can still get done just as well as when you’re all serious all the time.