What do you do when you feel offended by a comment or resist a point of view?
Have you ever paid attention to that feeling and asked why?
In her interview with Tim Ferriss on his podcast, Tim asks Whitney Cummings what question she would ask of his audience.
Her first response is ‘Watch Comedy. It’s good for you.” (2:29:26)
Tim then says he will dig on that for a second. He asks what some new to comedy should pay attention to or asks themselves if they want to see another layer.
Whitney says “Look at what Offends you.” (2:30:00)
She continues “If something offends you; Watch Richard Pryor, watch Daniel Tosh, watch the most incendiary comedians, Bill Burr, maybe Louis CK …”.
“If something offends you, look inward. That’s a sign that there is something there. What offends someone says a lot about them.”
That question has stuck with me ever since.
Pay attention to that feeling of offence. That feeling is telling you something about yourself. About your own views and values.
Similarly, someone else’s offence, or resistance, tells you something about them and what they value.
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