Although everyone you meet seems to be fed up with Political Correctness gone mad, the news seems to remain full of stories where people are ‘outraged’ or ‘deeply offended’. In psychological terms it seems to be more of a cry for attention than anything else, a way to get your 15 minutes of fame, and to express the underlying tendency (upakilesa in Pali) to indignation.
A spokesman for Tayside Police said: ‘Trainee police dog Rebel has proved extremely popular with children and adults since being introduced to the public, aged six weeks old, as Tayside Police’s newest canine recruit.
The story comes from Britain where the following photo caused “outrage”
A painter and decorator has been fined for smoking in his own van – because it’s classed as his work place.
Gordon Williams, 58, who had finished work for the day and was on his way to the shops, was fined £30.
He told The Sun: “I was told that because my van is my place of work I had broken the smoking laws.
Gordon, who smokes ten a day, is planning to appeal even though wife Sue, 56, has already paid the fine.
Ceredigion Council refused to comment specifically on the case but said: “The ban affects public premises including workplaces and work vehicles.”
All the more reason to look for peace within, and let go of the vicissitudes of Samsara.