Definition-nitpicking an action or statement of others for a reason to be angry forthright and Righteous.
This could be a mistakenly done on auto pilot or used to publicly smear someone that we don’t like. In reality, we are not angry about x or y, but about a completely unrelated unresolved issue! We try to express repressed emotions we have about another, which is anything but righteous.
However, we choose to be righteous and respond with minutiae related opinions born out of thin air most likely from the media that has nothing to do with our righteous victim.
It has little to do with them and more to do with us and our emotions and how we feel. They often lead to opinions, which are rarely supported by facts in the first place.
Do we clarify first before going on an insane tirade? Of course not! That would be way to level headed and logical.
If x is said I must say y, z, a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l, m, n, o, p, q, r, s, t, u, v, and then w.
This reaction is not to defend someone’s honor, but instead to leverage political correctness used to bully, demean, and publicly embarrass others! Warrior slash white knights of social justice?
Example 1: Rhonda Rousey
Back in 2015 Rhonda was the undisputed undefeated Female Bantam Weight champion of the world! She was a great champion don’t get me wrong, but using righteousness to fuel motivation and focus can be dangerous and is not necessarily the best way to go about things.
Innocent Holy Holm weighed in and was waiting for Rhonda to weigh in. She did then jolted towards here and Holy Holm did react and pushed her back. Is this unreasonable? Possibly, but did this denote an insane aggressive righteous outrageous tirade from Rhonda, which is largely responsible for the incident in the first place?
Holy appears to be a kind hearted, focused athlete and did not intend to offend or be an agressor, however Rhonda used this as an opportunity to call her a fake bi***! That was laughable at best. If you watched the fight well you know what happened. It appeared she underwent kharmic punishment and got knocked out cold with a well placed Kangaroo horse kick from Holly. Is Holly better than Rhonda? Probably not, she failed to defend her title whereas Rhonda defended it 7 times, but it goes to show you what may happen to someone with ill intent.
Manufactured Outrage-The opportunity to comment on a view point that someone deems they can call you and then they try to the max, since their is an existence of blind social proof.
Why is this? Do you do this? Why do we do this! I know I have been guilty of this in the past, but now before attempting to ostracize others I think:
- Do I have enough facts? A lot of the time we do not have enough facts to throw someone under the bus and it is done for pure sick amusement.
- Are we assuming their intent based on words only? Sometimes we assume someone’s intent based on just their words. What about tonality and body language. Sometimes those hint to more of their actual intent than their mere words. Not everything is communicated literally.
- My bias? Am I throwing in my own biases? Are they legitimate?
- Am I judging the person vs. judging the statement? A lot of the times since we already do not like someone we automatically assume that all words coming out of that person’s mouth is false or bad. If Jeffrey Dahmer said you need water to live, would it be any less true? Of course not.
- “No accurate thinker will judge another person by that which the other person’s enemies say about him”-Napoleon Hill. Simple enough.
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