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dreamwolf's avatar

What issues do you take personally?

Asked by dreamwolf (3163points) October 4th, 2011

I feel like everyone has buttons that can be pushed. For some reason I take politics very personally, even though I’m conscious of the fact that I shouldn’t take it personally. Politics haunts me! What do you take easily to offense?

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Jellie's avatar

Any crap against my family. Big no no.

KidCurtis's avatar

Aside from people attacking me personally I can’t really think of any issues that I don’t see as just an honest disagreement.


Any encroachment on the time I reserve for my hobbies or relaxation.

Bellatrix's avatar

I don’t like being lied to. I don’t like people trying to treat me like a fool and taking my good nature for granted.

GabrielsLamb's avatar

If I told you that… Then you would know. See where I’m goin with this? LOL

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Peope who over promise and under deliver. I’m the opposite sort so this match is a killer for me if it’s someone I have to work with or need something from.

Jaxk's avatar

Personal attacks, I typically respond in kind. Otherwise the one hot button I have is ‘liar’. It is used in political discussions a lot and is seldom appropriate. I often respond harshly when I hear it directed at me or others.

woodcutter's avatar

People trying to boss if.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Randoms giving me unsolicited ‘advice.’

jerv's avatar

- Any implication that those who earn less than $100K/yr are lazy, or that it’s easy for anybody to do

- Supporting the policies that have led us to economic decline, growing inequality, multiple unwinnable wars, increasing polarization, or just generally making life worse.

- Bemoaning/denigrating technology (like smartphones, internet, or other things that separate the 21st century from the 19th)

- Insisting that Apple is superior

- Insisting that Japanese and/or electric cars are inferior to American gas-burners

- People who don’t take me seriously when I am not joking or that take me seriously when I am

- Islamophobia

- Homophobia

- Saying “Good morning to me before I am properly caffeinated

- Being on I-5 during my commute (I used to only take it personally when someone cut me off, but I am now up to taking the fact that they are even on the same highway as a personal affront.)

dreamwolf's avatar

@jerv But Apple is superior. “We don’t ship junk.” _Steve Jobs. Just because Apple isn’t open sourced, and makes money off their product, it works pretty smooth, can we agree on that? :P

jerv's avatar

@dreamwolf I am too tired to tell sarcasm from trolling, so I will give you the benefit of a doubt… this time.

dreamwolf's avatar

@jerv all in good play mate

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