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"Being polite is something only the strong are capable of."
It's just one of the age-old rhetorics that aged individuals keep telling us because apparently that would help us become good people. Maybe that worked during their times, but right now, being polite and beating around the bush with political correctness will ultimately get you nowhere.
Please note that I'm not up for creating a ruckus in the society and I'm not advocating hate-speech here. I do feel that politeness will help you go places but it won't be the places you'll want to go.
Politeness is basically a form of deception garnished with a beautiful vocabulary.
It's entirely and transparently fake, an artificial cover enforced by totalitarian social pressures. Polite behaviour and political correctness manifest itself as a form of behaviour control rather than a collective effort to remedy the problems they ostensibly seek to address.
Politeness is a trick where we try and pretend to be someone we aren't.
The whole trick to controlling a society is making everyone agree to pretend we don't see each other for what we really are and to make everyone agree there are big personal costs associated with breaking this rule.
While you might think that politeness is a virtue, it might be considered a weakness by others.
You can never be too nice to people, but you must nonetheless, be vigilant, as some will see it as a sign of weakness and try to take advantage of you. This is generally the rap against being too quick to put your needs aside in favor of the needs of others.
You end up accumulating people around you who you don't really want/need in life.
Kindness may be a prerequisite for healthy and meaningful relationships, but an utter inability to set boundaries can come across as an invitation to those with draining emotional needs. And these guys will take away more from you than what you give back. You should definitely not be polite because this ends up hurting you. So be polite to yourself and stop being polite.
Forcing people to be polite is basically trying to control and police what one says and thinks.
Ambiguity - that’s the problem with politeness. No it’s just a form of self-discipline which doesn’t really allow you to overcome hatred. It’s just oppressed controlled hatred that has no room be vented on.
People define others by what makes them different. Political correctness enforces this notion with a chilled air of politeness. And that is essentially thought-policing.
We need to start being real even if it makes a lot of people uncomfortable.
There's a growing outcry amongst the new privileged section of the society where the demand for 'safe spaces' is at an all-time high. People are now getting grief-counselling in their colleges after the historic Trump victory. What the fuck happened to society? How did we reach here?
We are not a special snowflake who deserves the world to be served up on a fucking platter. We need to get up, smell the coffee and start being more realistic. Words don't hurt us and nobody owes us any politeness.