Assumption of Shared Values

Insults are hurled because the “hurler'” instinctively knows it’s gonna hurt us. They peer into our psyche and decide on the best weapon of choice - a word or action that will sting the most.

These "hurlers" do well with stereotypes. For example, they generally assume most people dislike not having enough and strive to make more money. They trust that fat people tend to hate themselves and that people of certain races bemoan their origins. With this information, they fire random bullets with the intent to bring us down emotionally.

A lot of insults or snide comments are based on an assumption of shared values, with the insult-er believing we believe what they believe. Try throwing pennies at a man who does not believe he is poor. Or try calling someone a nasty nickname you just learnt from a show they don't watch and what you'll get is a confused look that tells you your jibe has no effect. This is one reason why we must always examine mainstream narratives and extricate ourselves from false stories. We must decide for ourselves what to believe... what our lives are worth.


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