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Old 09-23-2013, 10:56 PM   #1
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The fine art of giving crap. Is it a lost art? Have men become too sensitive.

It seems like you can't give a guy crap anymore without 5 other people stepping in on the net to call you insensitive or cruel. I'm not sure if the young guys get it, or have just grown up in a different generation.

At the blue collar jobs I worked, we gave crap 8 hours a day, only breaking for lunch. In locker rooms, we gave crap. Heck, we used to nut punch our best friends. Now I can't post a picture on Facebook for MAB without someone getting worried it might offend someone.

Why do you feel things have changed?
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Old 09-23-2013, 11:11 PM   #2
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I think its just a dynamic of the internet and/or forums. Not necessarily a reflection of real life interaction.
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Real life may not have been the right term. In person or face to face is what I meant.
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Old 09-24-2013, 04:06 AM   #3
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Have to agree with Josh about the internet point; if you post on the internet, FB, forums, Twitter, many more people get involved and see the post and there are a lot of varied reactions, whereas with smaller groups of people, friends, coworkers, and such, they're usually all on the same page, otherwise they're not normally involved in the horsing around, to begin with.

So, not entirely sure it's changed just that you can end up offending so many more people via the internet, even with stuff that's not necessarily offensive.
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:02 AM   #4
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Everyone gets a trophy!

If you cant handle a good trash talking/being picked on, you might have been hugged too much as a child haha.
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I think this song sums up my opinion of why people cant take crap anymore (we can give it alright, but not take it so well). The fact is we used to give and take a lot more crap as kids out on the street, walking to school etc. than kids these days do.


We were born to mothers who smoked and drank
Our cribs were covered in lead based paint
No child proof lids, no seat belts in cars
Rode bikes with no helmets and still here we are, still here we are

We got daddy's belt when we misbehaved
Had three TV channels you got up to change
No video games and no satellite
All we had were friends and they were outside, playin' outside

It was a different life
When we were boys and girls
Not just a different time
It was a different world

School always started the same every day
The pledge of allegiance then someone would pray
Not every kid made the team when they tried
We got disappointed and that was all right, we turned out all right

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When we were boys and girls
Not just a different time
It was a different world

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Would agree, to some degree, GT55, though from what I understand it's not always youngsters that are the ones taking offence at what's posted, sometimes it's those in other age ranges.
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:13 AM   #7
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I agree with the comments above. Part of it is the "everyone gets a trophy" mentality of the overly sensitive environment we live in. Another part of it is the anti-bullying campaign getting out of hand. The anonymity of the internet empowers people to get involved in matters they never would in person.

The regulars in my gym give each other crap all the time.
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I've had this happen way too often at my most recent job. Having never worked around so many people before, most of them have not caught on to how I joke around. I guess weighing 275 and saying something with a straight face might scare somebody if they...I don't know. I'm used to screaming at my friend to put the fucking pizza in the oven, you whore! And then toasting our glasses and and talking about that hot girl we saw.
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Why do you feel things have changed?
No idea, Four-eyes.

I know what you mean. I was raised in an environment where you were expected to be very robust about things that were said to you.
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Giving work lads crap is what gets us through the day, specially those shitty Saturday night shifts thats raining from start to finish, you just feel like hell.

But i agree we get a few young lads off a training course into the gang for some experience and they barely last a day before they on the phone to the office saying they are getting picked on!

If you work in a 100% male environment like mine on the railway, you gotta lern to take shit!
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