Welcome back to the show notes for this week’s episode of Applied Curiosity Lab Radio where we chomp on the Curiosity Bite exploring offended by proxy, aka, what it means to be offended on behalf of others.

How should you decide whether or not to be offended on behalf of others? What’s more important, empathy or sympathy?

Should you be offended on behalf of someone who hasn’t been harmed? Should you be offended on behalf of someone who isn’t offended?

When should we speak out on behalf of others? When should we NOT speak out on behalf of others?

 

Discuss, debate, and dissect with us!

The lens is – and always will be – curiosity. Each week, fun informal conversations center around one delectable Curiosity Bite designed to give your brain the time and ideas to think about thinking, to flex your curiosity muscle… and maybe even… revolutionize the way you think.

This week’s Curiosity Bite:

What does it mean to be offended on behalf of someone else?

 

In this episode…Curious Questions asked and answered

How do you know whether or not to be offended on behalf of others?

Is society more offended now than ever before?

Should you be offended on behalf of someone who hasn’t been harmed?

Does the intention of the potential offense influence whether or not you’re offended on behalf of someone else?

Are blasphemy laws an example of being offended on behalf of…god/God/G-d?

References

Shamhain

Stony Brook University study

Día de Muertos 

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