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    Re: How Politically Correct Are You?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Personally, I value truthfulness over happy-happy-joy-joy feelings, any day of the week. When you can get to the truth of someone's feelings, you can work toward something productive.
    I agree with that but I see few people who actually believe it. For example, when my wife asks me "Do I look fat in this dress" she doesn't want truth, she wants comfort that her decision to buy the dress was correct. The problem is, I tend to tell her the truth because, to me, that's real respect for someone. My daughter likes that she can almost always get a truthful opinion from me but my wife never really has come 'round to my way of thinking - she calls it rude.
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    Re: How Politically Correct Are You?

    Depends on the audience. I don't want to offend anyone (though some are offended no matter what it seems), but if I know them and that they can take a joke, I don't really bother with being PC.

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    Re: How Politically Correct Are You?

    Starting at 3:15, this man sums it up.

    "There is an excellent correlation between giving society what it wants and making money, and almost no correlation between the desire to make money and how much money one makes." ~Dalio

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    Re: How Politically Correct Are You?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhapsody1447 View Post
    Starting at 3:15, this man sums it up.

    brilliant!
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: How Politically Correct Are You?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhapsody1447 View Post
    Starting at 3:15, this man sums it up.

    That's the great thing about comedians. They always tell it like it is....and somehow they get away with it....hmmmm.....
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    Re: How Politically Correct Are You?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    That's the great thing about comedians. They always tell it like it is....and somehow they get away with it....hmmmm.....
    See, the thing is that comedy is the one medium in which you can be offensive and non-PC behind the veneer of humor. You can always expect comedians to tell it like it is, because they can get away with it if they are funny. But there are still boundaries. Tell an unfunny racist joke though, and expect to get your ass whooped.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

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    Re: How Politically Correct Are You?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    See, the thing is that comedy is the one medium in which you can be offensive and non-PC behind the veneer of humor. You can always expect comedians to tell it like it is, because they can get away with it if they are funny. But there are still boundaries. Tell an unfunny racist joke though, and expect to get your ass whooped.
    Keyword being "unfunny". Its also all in the delivery. I remember watching Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy during their stand up comedy years and those two were always bringing what could be considered as racist jokes.
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    Re: How Politically Correct Are You?

    Having worked in the public sector for so many years, I got used to behaving politically correct about 90% of the time. I'm that way at home most of the time also. However, sometimes my daughter comes up with something that tells me perhaps I'm not as politically correct as I think. A few weeks ago, I said the word "Oriental." She informed me the correct term is now "Asian." Okay.
    "The measure off intelligence is the ability to change." Albert Einstein

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    Re: How Politically Correct Are You?

    Politically correct is overused. It has almost become meaningless. I would bet many of you came to this site for the same reason i did ... I wanted a place to openly express my views where we have so many perspectives ... and it is cool to write and discuss. I like the mixed group and the forum mods have done an awesome job of maintaining free speech with some degree of civility.

    I feel comfortable in my professional groups or with educated people ...yet I am not going to to discuss a controversial topic at a social event where many pov are trying to celebrate or relax.

    PC might simply indicate if you are with a group of people who have a variety of viewpoints you simply weigh in the time and place and if speaking up is correct. I will not "pretend" a belief or pov yet I might keep it to myself for professional or social reasons if it will just detract from an event. Sometimes just listening and observing others thoughts and trying to determine what experiences led them to that belief is powerful.

    Sometimes I like observing as some people will discuss a topic with absolutely no research and reference almost bumpersticker slogans with no real understanding ... such as HCR.

    I am not "PC" at work simply because ... I provide compassionate and focused healthcare in a professional setting and want to do my best my best for each and everyone regardless of race,religion, political, socioeconomic or temperament. That is not PC ... that is the art and science of health and healing.
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    Re: How Politically Correct Are You?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rosie1 View Post
    Having worked in the public sector for so many years, I got used to behaving politically correct about 90% of the time. I'm that way at home most of the time also. However, sometimes my daughter comes up with something that tells me perhaps I'm not as politically correct as I think. A few weeks ago, I said the word "Oriental." She informed me the correct term is now "Asian." Okay.
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