Scott Greenfield recently wrote a post about “Trigger Warnings:”
Nobody makes it through life without someone or something offending them, no matter how tough they may be. And nobody has the right (or the ability) to micromanage the world so that they never hear or see anything that triggers unhappy feelings. If that hurts your feelings, tough nuggies. Get over it. And I say that with the utmost respect for your feelings.
Being offended, being hurt, are stones paving the way to growth, achievement, and success. The post reminded me of former UFC Middleweight champ Rich Franklin’s Tedx talk on how he learned to be an effective loser. It’s fifteen minutes long, but worth watching.