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hppygr8ful has 15 years experience and works as a RN - Adolescent Psych.

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Emergent has 25 years experience and works as a Emergency Room RN.

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1 hour ago, hppygr8ful said:

I know - In fact my son argued this point in Civic's class when he wrote a paper about weather athletes who kneel during the national anthem are protected under the free speech clause of the constitution. He found and successfully argued that this was not protected and the football teams are private entities and the stadiums are private property.  So no free speech protection.

Hppy

Yeah, I can't go on Facebook and trash talk about my employer either.

That football thing really took the fun out of watching for me. Ugh.

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skihan works as a Student.

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I have to agree with you OP. People need to understand that it is okay to disagree. 

It is unfortunate that the current media, corporations, and university education further contribute in creating a division among both genders, politics, and races, on every little thing to either sell news or to make money. 

Freedom of speech in short of inciting violence should be protected. 

I am also glad that there are other nurses who think like this.  

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Daisy4RN has 20 years experience.

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I agree that the whole idea of someone being triggered has got out of hand. Of course nobody should purposefully offend others and if they do they are a jerk. That being said, we are all human and will offend others by way of simple human nature (unintentional), simple misunderstanding,  or by having a different opinion (sometimes based on life hx etc).  I am afraid our society has lost the ability to suck it up and move on. Instead the "triggered" become "victims" who need compensation in one form or another. Schools, and esp. colleges, are supposed to be the place of learning how to hear other points of view, discuss them, learn from each other, and move on, whether you agree or disagree doesn't really matter, the point should be to at least hear and truly consider anothers opinion/point of view. The word trigger, IMO, also sort of implies that the "triggered" has no say so in being triggered (ot their reponse to the trigger) when in fact of course they do. I remember my parents telling me, and me telling my kids to just suck it up, ignore it, whatever, not every insult/offense (real or imagined) needs to be dwelt on. People have lived for how long without having to give a trigger warning, come on now people, get a grip!

I also would like a T-shirt!!

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Emergent has 25 years experience and works as a Emergency Room RN.

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I thought the acceptable social norm was to preface a potentially offensive remark by saying "I don't mean to offend you, but..." or "Please don't take this personally,  but..."

Then proceed to say your offensive remark. 

😁

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Tee-shirt, smee-shirt. I need that tattooed on my forehead. 

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Trigger warning:

Just say trigger warning every time you speak, to cover yourself.

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40 minutes ago, Emergent said:

I thought the acceptable social norm was to preface a potentially offensive remark by saying "I don't mean to offend you, but..." or "Please don't take this personally,  but..."

Then proceed to say your offensive remark. 

😁

“I don’t mean to trigger you, but...” 

“Please don’t take this triggerly, but...”

So what they’re saying is using the word trigger in a sentence before making the remark is license to offend people?  -or the word trigger inherently is calming?  “Excuse me but why don’t you just trigger down.”  🤔 #weird

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Emergent has 25 years experience and works as a Emergency Room RN.

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1 minute ago, BarrelOfMonkeys said:

“I don’t mean to trigger you, but...” 

“Please don’t take this triggerly, but...”

So what they’re saying is using the word trigger in a sentence before making the remark is license to offend people?  -or the word trigger inherently is calming?  “Excuse me but why don’t you just trigger down.”  🤔 #weird

The whole thing sounds a little pro-guns to me. 

"Excuse me, I'm about to pull the trigger"

Then someone tells "ACTIVE SHOOTER!" and the swat team takes out the offending party.

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3 minutes ago, Emergent said:

The whole thing sounds a little pro-guns to me. 

"Excuse me, I'm about to pull the trigger"

Then someone tells "ACTIVE SHOOTER!" and the swat team takes out the offending party.

I shouldn’t laugh because I realize this is a real thing for some people who are emotionally triggered over something that “hits home” or offended by another’s comments about a particular situation. Seriously, how are we to babysit everyone elses emotions and life stressors before breathing ourselves?  I don’t expect anyone to give me a warning. In fact it would seem very strange to me and in some way over compensating for whatever it is they’re about to express. There are no built-in trigger warnings in social media and a large part of the population are using those platforms. I can manage my emotions myself. Walk away, turn the computer off, or otherwise remove yourself from the situation. I learned that in adolescence.  I don’t need a stranger essentially telling me to “calm down” because they think they know what “triggers” me. 

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Emergent has 25 years experience and works as a Emergency Room RN.

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You can use this on new nurses when offering constructive criticism. 

"Wait Snowflake,  this may trigger you,  but you pulled the wrong med out.  See, it's a paralytic. The order says Versed. Don't forget the 5 rights!"

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Tenebrae has 6 years experience and works as a Registered Nurse in Gerontology.

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oh dear god. That is bats**t crazy

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0.9%NormalSarah is a ADN, RN and works as a MICU RN.

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It’s total crap and a lot of it comes from people in my generation that were just babied through childhood. I may have had it rough but my parents were old school - if you don’t like what someone said, ignore it and move on, and if you get your panties in a wad constantly, the common denominator is you.

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