Do I Have The Right To Be Offended?

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Everyone in this world is different or diverse in some way, either by how they look, who they are, or what they think and believe. Do I have the right to complain or seek affirmative action when someone offends me based on our differences? Do I have the right to be offended? Being offended is a decision. Anyone can choose to not let something bother them or respond to the offender with a sharp word back or a kind word, thus just letting the offence not bother them. But, people all the time will say, "They can't do that, that's not right, that offends me." If someone is offended by someone or something they have to ask themselves do I really have the right to be offended? Sure, they can choose to be offended, but on what grounds can they correct the other person? Our government was originally set up to defend the rights of the individual and for what they stand for. If someone chooses to be offended it has to be asked which standard of rights are they choosing to be offended by ...

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