The Hyper-Sensitivity of Society (1 Viewer)

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Is it a good thing, or a bad thing?

EDIT: For clarity, I will state here that the issue I'm referring to is the increasing tendency for people to be overly or excessively sensitive in regard to being quick to take offense to what other say or do. Some seem to feel that it will make people think twice about expressing anything that is even potentially offensive to another person. Others simply see hasty verbal retaliation as something that will keep people divided and uncomfortable with one another.
 
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Can we get a little more context, like how are you defining hyper-sensitivity?

What makes someone or something hyper-sensitive?

What are some specifics that you were thinking of when you were inspired to create this thread?

Because I imagine that without some anchor around what is intended to be discussed, people are going to simply project their own personal definitions and biases onto the conversation and everything is going to devolve and derail very quickly. Because I truly doubt what gets evoked in my mind as cultural sensitivity is going to be shared by the poster above or below me and so on. And as another consequence, a lack of foundation setting is going to incentivize people to read between the lines or make assumptions. All of which risk being off the mark and ruining any hope of a discussion.



...Just my 2 cents.
 
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Can we get a little more context, like how are you defining hyper-sensitivity?

What makes someone or something hyper-sensitive?

What are some specifics that you were thinking of when you were inspired to create this thread?

Because I imagine that without some anchor around what is intended to be discussed, people are going to simply project their own personal definitions and biases onto the conversation and everything is going to devolve and derail very quickly. Because I truly doubt what gets evoked in my mind as cultural sensitivity is going to be shared by the poster above or below me and so on. And as another consequence, a lack of foundation setting is going to incentivize people to read between the lines or make assumptions. All of which risk being off the mark and ruining any hope of a discussion.



...Just my 2 cents.
Seems like you are being hyper-sensitive
 

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Are you talking about people who die from inhaling peanut dust on airplanes?
 
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Can we get a little more context, like how are you defining hyper-sensitivity?

What makes someone or something hyper-sensitive?

What are some specifics that you were thinking of when you were inspired to create this thread?

Because I imagine that without some anchor around what is intended to be discussed, people are going to simply project their own personal definitions and biases onto the conversation and everything is going to devolve and derail very quickly. Because I truly doubt what gets evoked in my mind as cultural sensitivity is going to be shared by the poster above or below me and so on. And as another consequence, a lack of foundation setting is going to incentivize people to read between the lines or make assumptions. All of which risk being off the mark and ruining any hope of a discussion.



...Just my 2 cents.
I figured I would do that eventually, but I really was wondering if someone else was feeling this same trait among the populace and it makes me wonder what the result will be.
It's not a specific subject nor is it the differences in political ideals. (In fact, if this began to enter into the realm of political discussion, I would simply delete it immediately)

No, but it seems the people in general are offended by anything and everything if it is not the exact way they personally feel about something. No matter how big or small the difference is, someone has to show how offended they are. I can remember when people used to live and let live, laugh things off, laugh at themselves. But it almost never happens that way anymore. Some even act like they are being attack by another even when it's obvious that it's not the case.

Is this attitude an attempt to squeeze others into a new way of thinking? Is it better for people to take offense than to just let someone have their own personal opinion?
It makes me sad when folks act this way and I don't see it as helping to create a more cohesive society. If someone isn't meaning to do someone else any harm, what's the big deal?
 
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'hyper' almost always denotes a negative, hyper-flexible being one of the few exceptions and even that has to be managed
hyper-prefix
Definition of hyper-
1: above : beyond : SUPER-hypermarket
2a: excessively - hypersensitive
b: excessive - hyperemia
 

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I think society could do with a bit more empathy.

In that particular regard, I think we are hypo-sensitive.
 

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This just makes me hypertensive
 

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