Aha moments, Food For Thought!

Disclaimers

I was just pondering today the idea of disclaimers – and I have no idea why to be honest…

But have you ever found your blood pressure rising the moment someone says – ‘no offense’ or ‘with all due respect’?  How is it that we feel it is okay to say whatever we want as long as we put in some sort of polite disclaimer that lets the person(s) listening know that they are not supposed to take offense or feel disrespected by whatever we say?  I mean, if you feel that strongly about saying something should you not also be willing to accept the consequences of how others react to it and allow them whatever reaction they choose???  The disclaimer seems to me to be more for the person saying it – to make them feel better and not the other person.

Would love to hear your thoughts on this…