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The Words A Shrink Wants To Ban Because They Are “Hurtful” Is Just Well….DUMB

Want to tell you all a little story about words because at the end of the day words are one of the few things that cannot be taken away from us. You take away phones and every other method of communication we have, we still have words.

That being said, there are some words that it’s not in good taste to say around certain people. You wouldn’t go off on a swearing fit in front of your grandmother or you wouldn’t say some of the things in front of your pastor that you would say in front of your friends that you have known for thirty years watching the game or something like that.

The point is, like any other tool there are times and places for words to be used like you might use a rake or a shovel. You wouldn’t use a rake to paint a fence with, but if someone decides to get rid of rakes period, then what are you going to rake the leaves with?

Now, there are some people that want to get rid of certain words or to tell people not to use certain words because they don’t like the way that people use them. Well, I hate to tell some people this but some folks use shovels to hit people over the head with. Does not mean for a second I should stop one if I need to dig a hole for a fence.

Via Breitbart:

A leading psychiatrist has identified six words people should not use, because they are “accompanied by feelings of moral judgment, hatred and utter rejection,” Business Insider revealed Monday.

In 1972, comedian George Carlin delivered a monologue titled “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television” that rocketed him to celebrity, but the self-censorship proposed for the “six hurtful words you should stop using” have nothing to do with Carlin’s naughty list.

They are rather “harmful, negative labels to describe ourselves and others,” according to psychiatrist Grant Hilary Brenner, and they come from “toxic places.”

“Words like selfish, stupid, spoiled, and lazy” can be more damaging than we realize, the article warns.

“These are dividing words, misunderstanding concepts, rather than language which joins and deepens mutuality and self-relationship,” Brenner asserts, and their use constitutes “an act of linguistic violence.”

The word “lazy,” for instance, “suggests there’s something fundamentally wrong with you if you can’t work hard,” Brenner writes, while “the answer may simply be to give yourself smaller goals.”

7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Andy

    February 17, 2019 at 11:04 pm

    Some shrinks are crazy to begin with & crazier then their patients. This shrink is an example & should see another shrink for help. Two negatives make a positive. This PC BS is a cancer on society!

  2. Joseph Greenberg

    February 18, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    He should include the word idiot in his list as it certainly describes him.

    • Bruce

      February 19, 2019 at 7:15 pm

      True! Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me.

  3. Horatio P Niblet

    February 18, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    selfish: of a person, action, or motive) lacking consideration for others; concerned chiefly with one’s own personal profit or pleasure.

    note:Instead, use the term egotistical, ooops not that word, it will just tell him the degree of his/her 2nd ( second ) word

    stupid: having or showing a great lack of intelligence or common sense.
    “I was stupid enough to think she was perfect”

    note: be very careful using this word, simply because it will crush the already inflated ego, which will be detrimental to any planned approach to discipline.

    spoiled: (of a person, especially a child) harmed in character by being treated too leniently or indulgently.
    “he acts like a spoiled brat”

    BEEG note. Attempting to explain to a child that you were LENIENT in the past will merely make them FEAR the future, prompting the utterance ” rut roh ”

    lazy: unwilling to work or use energy.

    note: Any attempt to be delicate with this meaning may be harmful to the child’s sense of accomplishment, thereby forcing you (the parent, the teacher, the pastor or judge) to ” soft pedal” around that term ( see def. of politically correct ) An over protective use of this word can cause a major setback in the advances made during the explanation and discussion of the first word ( selfish )

    Recommendation from a lay person, ex-military policeman, investigator, career counselor, Drug Investigator, Jet engine mechanic, Leadership Management Education student.

  4. Libblaster

    February 18, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    “…there’s something fundamentally wrong with you if you can’t work hard…” Exactly.

  5. Mark

    February 20, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Selfish, stupid, spoiled & lazy. How can we talk about the leftie snowflake millenials on college campuses without those words? Anyone know what the other two are?

  6. Sharon

    March 14, 2019 at 1:52 am

    Well, if people would QUIT being selfish, stupid, spoiled or lazy, then they wouldn’t be called those things and this IDIOT would be out of a very lucrative job now wouldn’t he!

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