Last night we were talking about Roseanne. My dad said the lesson of this to should not be liberal vs conservative etc but that words count. They can impact not only our lives but lives of innocents. Think of words as bricks, the can build or kill.
Complete bullshit. Public figures get insulted all the time. Being a minority doesn't get you a free pass from that.
Your dad is very wise! You and your siblings are blessed with wonderful parents.
There’s an old saying...”Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words will never hurt me”.
Tell that to the families of the many teens and others who have killed themselves over mean and insensitive comments.
Right, so they killed themselves. The words didn't kill them.
A wise statement. Thanks for sharing.
That’s why lawyers make statements that are later stricken from the record. At that point, the damage is done and the jury has heard it.
I completely agree.
I agree. The problem is that the liberal media only holds that standard for non-liberals.
Good idea. The liberals decided to equate Black people to primates. I guess they had a reason. Now if you say anything remotely linking a black person to a great ape 🦍 you are violating a liberal rule. Once I saw an ad of the world map. Russia had a bear 🐻 , US had a Buffalo , Canada a seal, China a Panda and Africa a monkey 🐒. Guess which one the liberals were upset about?
Totally agree. Free speech doesn’t mean there are not consequences to speech. Some people have a hard time grasping that reality.
Your dad is a smart man.
He’s literally a genius.
He passed me down his flat feet but brain cells....not so much.
That’s one lesson, you may find more if you think about it....
Speak only words of encouragement, as if you were a cup of coffee to your audience. ☕️
What I’ve learned recently is that words can be forgiven but they can never be forgotten. Whether or not you can forgive her for what she said she can never take it back.
I was listening to people talk to me about Samantha Bee calling Ivanka Trump a C**t. The all agreed that’s her type of TV show and if you don’t like you can turn it off. They wen on further to say it’s ultimately about the money. If people don’t turn then the network will cancel the show. I first thought if that was true for Samantha why wouldn’t it to be true for Rosanne. Should we vote with our viewership.
That’s true if it’s an actor. However, what about your colleagues, friends, classmates, boss, employees, employers etc. You can’t turn them off and mores the point, they can’t turn you off. Once those words leave your mouth, you can’t take them back. If they have hurt, the hurt will always be a bit of a wound. If they have encouraged or helped, the good feeling will always remain, even if only a bit.
I thought it was kind of smart of him to make the point. Not that any of us are extremely verbal.
Best to be careful because words can also kill a person’s career. I don’t doubt that some people would have been hurt by Roseanne’s comments. Valarie Jarrett is not one of them. She will continue to make all the hay she can from it, however. Did you see her on TV with Rev Al? I know she has deep Communist ties and that she is very smart and conniving. Hard to see how even she could tolerate being on the same stage with that man.
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