Causation is hard to determine.
Think of Chinese Water Torture. Drip. Drip. Drip. Drip. Drip. Drip. There’s very few that survive that without cracking.
Does there necessarily need to be an un diagnosed condition for microagressions to have an effect on a person?
That’s up in the air. There are links to microaggression leading to PTSD-like symptoms. Does this mean that people were PRONE to PTSD like results from receiving microaggressions or could it be that the microaggressions were the cause?
Did soldiers in WW1 who suffered from “shell shock” prone to shell shock or was it the constant bombardment surrounding them?
Causation is not always easy to determine.
Microaggressions are interesting. They’re often described as “Death by a thousand cuts”. I think the reason for the studying of microaggressions is ultimately a hope for a society where people treat each other first with respect rather than blurting out whatever.
Maybe it’s a vain goal but I think people in positions of authority over others do have a responsibility for the general well being of those under them, which is what I think this kind of thing is supposed to address.
If you’re just joe/jane six-pack, I don’t think you’re expected to be anything other than how you are. But they do the training in military, government and university institutions in the expectations that those in positions of power will have a sense of responsibility. Ironically, the push towards a classlessness seems to require classism. But whatever, I still think it’s a ‘nice idea’ at least for those in positions of responsibility. But I wouldn’t expect it out of everyone.
So why are you concerned with them or want them to stop? Are they microaggressive towards you? I don’t know why the direction they take should matter, if you’re really a “make your own way” kind of guy. Why not let them make their own way?
I honestly think a lot of the appeal Trump has for some people is mostly:
“Hey, he blurts out shit randomly, especially when he’s angry. *I* blurt out shit randomly when *I’m* angry. Wow! We have SOOO much in common!”
I don’t get angry much (as I get tunnel vision) but thanks to biofeedback training as a kid, I learned to keep it at the level of “frustration” without rising to the level of anger. Keeps self-control in check. That said, I’ll curse at one of the dogs or cats here when no one is looking and they get on my nerves.
I used to play piano for hours and hours on end as a kid when I was frustrated. Good outlet. I’ve done poetry in the past but it’s been a while. I think FB commenting has replaced poetry mostly – and even piano playing, ’cause as long as my fingers keep moving, whatever’s frustrating me has a place to go.