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Since I live in Minnesota, I find the term “snowflake” to be an innately irritating and overused bit. They all look the same at the end of my shovel. It’s generally used against liberals or basically anyone who disagrees with the person using it. It’s used as a way to shut down opinions, to end the conversation – a way to show what a tough you are. Liberals do the same thing with the “check your privilege” childishness. It ends conversations. It is aggressive and condescending.
Language matters and how we learn to talk to one another can be the difference between peace and violence.
I often struggle with this. Sounding tough is armor – a protection against getting hurt or having to examine one’s own words and actions.
My home life as a child was unpredictable and could, at times, be dangerous. When in pain or afraid or angry…
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