Politically correct –
Will burden me with
Mental health issues bigger
Than harm I will ever do
05.25.16 – 06.12.16
Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.
Notes to this poem…
Let me make it clear to start that I am a big proponent of political correctness. However, that doesn’t mean I’m for it in all cases. It also doesn’t mean I’m a hypocrite in not standing up for political correctness at all times, or for standing against political correctness some of the time. That’s a matter of, both, balance, and character complexity.
A lot of instances of political correctness these days are overblown and not justified. People really do just need to get over themselves in a lot of situations, though I almost exclusively mean this in niche situations, not big situations obvious to most people. In some cases, they just need to stop acting like a baby and want special treatment for only when it benefits them, but wanting to be equal in other situations. For me to try and keep it all “straight” to act like that irrational crybaby all the time, figuring out when to give special treatment in political correctness, and when not to, will ultimately drive me crazy. And I’m sorry to say their irrational, selfishly guided feelings in these instances are not nearly worth my sanity.
For what I say about a lot of situations, though, I want to be clear to specify that these are still an underwhelming share of situation where political correctness is warranted. It’s like saying a million situations out of a billion. A million is a lot by count, but is miniscule compared to a billion. That would be 0.1% if you were arithmetically challenged, or technically challenged without a calculator handy at the moment, and needed the math done for you. 🙂
The poems titled Tanka, followed by a number, are tanka composed while I was not engaged in some activity during which I frequently composed poetry. That is why these are called the Inactive Tanka collection.