I did not lose sleep this weekend when I found out that BYU and USC played a game. (collegiate American style football for you technical readers). I had no interest in watching the game and the players didn’t need my support to continue their studies. I enjoyed the sleep and a pleasant streak of weather. I honestly wouldn’t have known they played if it wasn’t for Fox News’ sharing of a blurb that read:
I wasn’t offended at all. It isn’t that these people had collectedly came together to facilitate sexual relations with the Mormons in attendance. Even if they did desire to facilitate sexual relations with said Mormons, who cares? I do understand the USC fans were just trash talking and it wasn’t offensive at all. Yes, I said this.
If you are honestly unable to support a sense of wellbeing and a feeling of structure in your life without getting offended, I feel for you. You can make a habit of thinking of yourself worthy enough mentally. And you can do it without getting butthurt, or in the circumstance of a few people I have known; violent.
(I think it is childish and shows a lack of social maturity when I see people get violent over usage of slurs. It shows that people don’t have a healthy identity. It also shows that people don’t have the ability to process conflict in a healthy way).
If you know what you are, why get mad when someone says the opposite?
(I also wanted to highlight that USC school’s apology was incredibly stupid. People make decisions on their own and often in concert with other people that don’t reflect what normal behavior is. The vast majority of folks know that and the Mormon friends of BYU probably know that too. The smartest of BYU, minus triggered “chaunceys”, have enough resiliency to get on with their lives). USC didn’t owe anyone an ass kissing bs statement like they did. Silence worked better. Trojan values? Is that any different than Banana Slug values?.
Can you not develop some resiliency to people that say things that are not in support of your lifestyle or viewpoint? If I tell you that you are a “piece of shit”; do you think that I am conceptually cropping your face on a pile of shit in the front yard?
While you are pondering reasons why you should develop some resiliency and mental fortitude, I wanted to leave you with a silly saying and lesson:
F*ck The Lutherans!!
- Used as a hyperbolic statement by someone who disagrees with Lutheranism or some specific tenant of Lutheranism
- Used as a call for an orgy, mass raping event, or flirty fishing event to convert people to Lutheranism
- Come at me; Lutherans! Never mind you could try to base an argument on your church’s doctrine.
- A cheer used at a Pacific Lutheran University football game when you want to harangue PLU’s team, especially when supporting George Fox’s team.