Here is why I stopped being too nice…
Nowadays, there is a big difference between being politically correct and being assertive. At least to me, political correctness is avoiding any possibility of offending others, while assertiveness is making sure our personal understanding is taken into consideration. Sadly, I see too many people complying with absurd impositions instead of protecting their future.
To be politically correct, we suppose to stay away from controversial topics and pretend everything is happening in a karmic sequence for the greater good. New age reasoning tell us to focus our energy in resolving our internal problems, that by being happy with our present should trigger a domino effect through all humanity and we will all be happy at the end. Sorry, I disagree.
While I admire most religious traditions (including islamic, jewish, indian, buddist and christian), I believe religious extremists are currently allowed to increase the always persistent holy war between Islam and Christianity. Orthodox Jews point Zionism as the main cause. And the Georgia Guidestones tell me the purpose. All other crisis seem to be only distractions to keep our attention away from them.
To be assertive, we all need to defend our diversity and our future, recognizing how we are contributing to what goes wrong with this world, so each can fix that little part. One common wrong contribution is not telling our inconformities. With so many thing going wrong, each of us can prioritize. Just remember that silence is consent.