The “Offended” People, Facebook, and Narcissists.

What do these three things have to do with each other?  Glad you asked.

Have you noticed that over the past 10 or so years, it seems like everyone is “offended.”  Sometimes these offended people act out in murderous rage, since their level of “offendatitis” has reached some sort of critical stage.

It has become a national past-time to be offended.  I’m rarely offended.  Put a crucifix in a jar of urine?  Ho hum.  These things are just stupid things, done by stupid people, who don’t deserve any sort of attention for being stupid.

To be so constantly offended is a sign that you consider yourself the center of your own little universe, and all these so-called offensive things going on somehow hurt your precious little psyche.  I’d have to label that sort of thinking as narcissistic.

Facebook is a breeding ground for a budding narcissist.  Spend some time randomly scooting around Facebook, and you will witness not only the narcissistic habit of posting selfie after selfie to garner unwarranted praise for your beauty, but also the daily complaints over everything and anything.  To complain about every trivial thing in one’s life is a form of attention seeking.  “Oh, look at me. Poor me. Feel sorry for me.  Pay attention to me.”

The next logical step is to be “offended” over the perceived injustices being heaped upon your pitiful puny little self.

My advice is to get over yourself.  You’re not the center of the universe, or even the world.  And, by the way, you’re not as pretty as your friends are telling you.

Adrienne blogs at Adrienne’s Corner.  Her writing muse has been released from Purgatory, but is making a slow (very slow) recovery.