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I feel guilty for something. I think I've been extremely classist about some things. I know I have something that makes me angry if I think about it, and that's judgemental people judging others based on 'is that developmentally appropriate?' thinking. I read a parenting magazine and it had a random advice page. One of the questions was "How do I keep my kid from playing violent videogames at friends houses?" The answer was terribly condescending to the other parents that let their kids play the games. Also they assumed everyone who read the magazine didn't let the kids play the games. That made me mad because I was allowed to play GTA and so is my brother. He's a great kid and he's too smart to think that those kinds of things are ok. But this is not what my thread is about and I do not want to discuss it, it seems to be an irrational trigger for anger. That is an example of what makes me mad. Anyone who read my thread on the Aurora shooting saw another example and saw an embarrassing display of irrational vitriol in an argument on my part.
But someone would also see an embarrassing subtext of classism against the (mid-upper) middle class. Alison even commented on that. I always say I hate intolerance and bigotry, but there's a shining example of the very thing I say I hate! And I would even be hating myself! I'm lower-middle class. Is it normal I feel so ashamed of this intolerance on my part? And I apologize to anyone I offended. I'm sorry
This post was last modified: 08-13-2012 02:10 AM by Xaisede.
Is it normal I feel so ashamed of this intolerance on my part?
Yes and no.
Yes because every day people are being told it's not ok to be intolerant.
No because you should never be ashamed of yourself and what you think. Stand up for what you believe in and dont let other tell you how to think and how to act. Be free! There are a lot of think that should not be tolerated. A lot.