Being Offended

When I was a child there was a saying: “Sticks and stones can break your bones but names will never hurt you.” It seems people today seek out reasons to be easily offended.

You can always find someone who will be offended by just about anything someone else says. Anyone thinking that they can go through life without ever being offended is living in a delusion. Creating a world where no one is ever offended would require that everyone, think, feel and experience, in exactly the same way, or… everyone could simply swear off speaking. The truth is, it is our differences that help us learn, grow and become stronger.


by Philip Holder PhD.
Medical Coordinator – BodySmart Wellness
Grandmaster – North American Wing Chun Association
From copyrighted material. Copyright Philip Holder 2017