Yo this is long but I hope you all have a second to hear me out.
I really fucking hate how people think that because there are now trigger warnings on any type of social media, our generation is “weak” or “spoiled.”
Yeah, a pretty big chunk of our generation contains spoiled kids, but if you call us weak or spoiled because of trigger warnings, you’re insulting us for the wrong reasons.
Trigger warnings are for people who have been legally diagnosed by a reputable doctor with depression(even some who haven’t been diagnosed), anxiety, PTSD, OCD, ADD/ADHD, anadonia(specifically because of people’s history with excessive drug use), anorexia, bullimia, the list goes on. Even gay people, Transgender people, non-binaries, they all have to deal with similar criticism. I won’t even call it criticism; it’s literally assault, and I have no doubt they’re also a target of the people who insult this generation just because there are trigger warnings.
These are real, actual, life-crippling disorders and mental illnesses that literally kill thousands of people every day, and I haven’t even mentioned all the physically-impairing diseases that cause many of these diagnostics, such as ALS, Cancer, AIDS, the list goes on for those, too.
If you say that these are just excuses for teenagers to get out of a school or make their family’s lives harder, go talk to your sister who’s been wearing long sleeves every day even though it’s getting a little warm because it’s close to summer, go talk to your brother who’s been playing videogames all day and night, only sometimes coming out to get a glass of water and you notice that his shirts look a bit bigger on him just before you walk by the bathroom and smell a horrible stench and notice some bloodstains on the rims of the toilet, go talk to your mom who looks like her hair is getting shorter every couple of weeks and it looks uneven as her head droops down with tired eyes and she lazily takes another bite of pizza with no emotion in her face, go talk to your dad who’s been going out into the garage for many more hours than he usually does to work on cleaning every part of the entire room and whenever he knocks something over he punches the wall and screams and you can hear him choke, go talk to them all and ask them to just calm down and just be normal because they’re overreacting.
See how they react.
We’re not spoiled because we need trigger warnings. Trigger warnings spare a couple people out at a restaurant or dancing around in their living room or at a spa, so they won’t be reminded of the haunting thoughts, the sleepless nights, the already endless insults;
fat, ugly, worthless, useless, stupid, idiot, loner, faggot, etc.
These are the same people who say that we’re too sensitive. Well what the fuck is wrong with being sensitive? What the fuck is wrong with the people who can’t help but care about the insults they’re having shoved down their throats and ripped out of their chests? What is so wrong about being hurt by what people say? The only reason humans are is because of how we view ourselves. It’s literally not our fault, it’s our brains, and if you judge someone because they were literally born insecure, you’ve got some problems yourself and you have no right to say anything to anyone else, because you’re nothing but a hypocrite.
Everyone is insecure about something. At least, at one point in their life, but it’s hard to find someone who’s insecure about nothing. It’s literally in our DNA, it’s a human emotion, and no one is any less of a human being for being “over-sensitive”.
TL;DR, don’t insult people for how they react to what others say. Don’t insult someone for something they can’t control. And if you’re too ignorant to keep your mouth shut, I’ll be waiting for the day someone rips your lips off and clogs your throat so that you can never speak again.