Insensitivity Training

Example of contrarian inspiration: Educating people to take insults less seriously. Lesson One: Sticks and Stones Will Break My Bones, But Names Will Never Hurt Me. OK, names can hurt, and reputations matter. So does accuracy. But a world that pretends we’re all wonderful isn’t. Isn’t accurate. Isn’t honest. Isn’t wonderful. We need to learn to accept our flaws and help each other overcome them. Maybe even stage a play (psychodrama) called The Insult Fight where all the role-players get to freely rip and get ripped. See also earlier post, calling for a pro-defamation group, The Thick-Skin Society.

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