Political correctness and lack of decorum have made personal preference a little more controversial these days. If someone wants to say they like something, particularly if they say it on social media, they attract both agreement and dissent, both support and controversy, even if they say something basic and polite like, “I like flowers. I wish we had more flowers around here.” Responses to their social media statement might include, “I think our area is just fine the way it is and if you don’t like it, you are welcome to leave!” and “I love roses. My grandma used to have a beautiful rose garden but then she died and her house sold,” and “What kind of flowers do you like? My favorite are daffodils,” and “What we REALLY need around here is higher education. How can you think about flowers when our children are suffering from a corrupt school system?!!?”
As you can see, even the plainest and simplest of comments brings on…uh, extra…stuff.
I like that.
I like the way you do that.
I like your laugh.
I like this book.
It really seems to be quite simple if you think about it, but even jokes are censored by other people because they may be perceived as a little off color when in fact they are the tamest jokes you happen to know. It all depends upon context. It all depends upon subjective opinion.
In the working environment, there are stricter settings for showing any emotion, even one of interest. You must be professional in your behavior, appearance, and social interaction. You cannot be too coarse and you cannot swear too publicly. Unfortunately, if any of your employees are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, their behavior can be determined by neither you nor themselves. They are subject to the “mind widening” effects and the lower inhibitions of the illicit substances in their system.
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