Is there a definite line in the sand when we cross that line and "offend" someone? If so, where is it? I have gotten a few emails this week "letting" me know how I've offended someone with what I write about in my journal or decide to post in my journal. That's the reason for the graphic below saying, "Was it something I said?" You know, I've actually listened to these "suggestions" about not" writing about my illnesses all the time. That "I'm not my illnesses, I'm me." Really? I'm sorry, but I'm not my illnesses, I just happen to have them. What is J-Land coming to? NO ONE has the right to tell me what I can and can not put or write in my journal! It seems that in our journals you have to be "politically correct," and try not ot be "offensive." I've had this journal for a few years now and I've never in these past few months have ever had so many emails "letting" me know what I've written about "offended" them. Excuse me? I started this journal to log what I am going through with my illnesses and maybe to help others. Is that a bad thing? It seems that when I talk about them...it's not "uplifting" enough or I'm not a "happy" person! What? What is this all coming too? What standard decides if what I put in my journal is "offensive" or "hateful" or "politically incorrect?" I thought it would be me. I do not try to offend anyone. And by me writing about my life is offensive, then don't read. I've gone to all the journals that I read and I always leave a comment....even if I don't agree with what was written, I would never email them to tell them nor in a comment. I feel if you read what I wrote, you could have the common courtesy to do the same. Many people are afraid to speak their minds or share something simply because it might be "offensive" to someone else. Or maybe a joke. Thats sad. The fact is that many well known authors have used wording in "their" books and that some people would probably find to be "offensive, or not "politically correct." But you still read them. Would you write the author and let them know that it offended you after reading the whole book? Is this what this is coming too? If so...how sad.
"Free speech not only lives, it rocks!" -Oprah Winfrey
"You have not converted a man because you have silenced him." -John Morley
Once again, I will write and post what "I" want to in my own journal like i have done for a few years now. And it's your choice if you want to become so negative and judgmental when you go around reading others journals. Again, sad. I want the old J-Land back!