Before misgendering someone, ask yourself:
If what you want is to feel better about yourself, try these activities instead:
- Masturbate: It is held in many mental health circles that masturbation can relieve depression and lead to a higher sense of self-esteem.
- Eat chocolate: It is known by all scientists everywhere in the history of science that chocolate will make you happier. (Source: my personal beliefs)
- Meditate: Meditation can help you overcome mental struggles and lead a more peaceful and joyful life. As part of your meditation, you can ask yourself why it is that you feel the need to make another person feel uncomfortable. Ask yourself why you want to hurt someone’s feelings in the first place when you can simply not do it.
- Go to the nearest animal shelter or pet store and play with puppies: Because puppies.
If what you are after is the commonly discussed feeling of “putting someone back in their place”, here are some other options:
- Go to the supermarket and look for misplaced items. Proceed to place them in the correct aisle.
- If you see an ad for a missing kitty, go on an adventure to look for the kitty and give it back to the people who are looking for it. Et voilà!
If you just need to vent because someone else’s life doesn’t fit into the square box you have shaped your mind after, you can try:
- Go to the nearest church and talk about this with a priest. I’m sure he’ll be delighted and might even agree with you!
- Write about it in your diary. Here’s a cheap, cute one.
- Climb a mountain and when you reach the top, scream your opinions at the abyss. Stay up there and don’t leave until the abyss responds to your statements and you have a civilized conversation.
I hope these tips help you work through your issues, and remember: every time you are unnecessarily rude to someone, it says more about you than it does about them.
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