Recently, have you had someone verbally attack you and try to make you feel awful? That person can be difficult to forget. Sometimes, a person will insult, shout or use abusive language about you or those you care about because he or she has chosen to express feelings negatively.
There are a few ways of reframing the troll situation for your own sanity: 1. If you're pissing people off, good. You're making people talk. 2. For every troll there are at least 50 people who heard your message and were ready to hear it. 3. Haters gonna hate.
In Italy there's the Senate, where the Democratic Party's proposal on civil unions is set for its nth discussion. Civil unions; no one speaks of gay marriage. Can you imagine? In Italy, practically speaking, adoption does not exist.
A video should not result in violence. A cartoon should not result in killing. A novelist should not have to hide for years of his life because of a work of fiction. No one needs to be this sort of guardian for true greatness.
He was neither the first nor last intellectual jailed for heretical writings, and in some respects he proved lucky: Governments and other powers have a longstanding habit of killing thinkers whose ideas threaten the status quo.
Sigmund Freud said, "The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization." Indeed, throughout history, insults have packed powerful political, social, and cultural punches for civilization.