Is this book really offensive?

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Re: Is this book really offensive?

Post by Don Pwai » 19 Dec 2018, 02:13

Actually no, the author is honest and only says things as he sees them. Some people need such provocation to realize their potential.

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Post by cherrykarl » 20 Dec 2018, 02:29

Swiftmover07 wrote:
01 Nov 2018, 23:48
I did not find any of the content offensive. I love how nothing was sugar-coated it makes the content relatable. One of my favorite examples is where the author says "There is nothing wrong with being selfish and acting on your own best interest"
I personally agree on this.⬆️⬆️⬆️
For me, it hurts more when you know the truth and someone chose to overly sugar-coat it. I think being honest and straightforward can be more helpful. As cliché as it sounds, truth hurts and not knowing is worse.
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Post by Vivianne Nat » 22 Dec 2018, 13:40

I believe the writer is just straight forward which makes sense as it is a self help guide. This book is not really offensive.

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Post by Kibetious » 22 Dec 2018, 13:48

It is true that we are fond of blaming others for our own faults. This is not strange since it began in the Garden of Eden when both Adam and Eve did so. However, the book is not offensive. I found it captivating.
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Post by supremeamber » 23 Dec 2018, 09:48

No the book is not opensive. The writer was just stating things forward.

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Post by kislany » 24 Dec 2018, 02:16

Sometimes a person can be very direct, but that doesn't mean that the book is offensive. Although, there will be people who are more sensitive and might think so.

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Post by Nyambura Githui » 24 Dec 2018, 07:08

It's not offensive at all. Sometimes people just need that tough love, that push, to woman up in order to be successful. Am one of those people :) .

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Post by Fuzaila » 25 Dec 2018, 12:21

I don't think anything the author says could be offensive if it is meant to inspire and point out blunt truths
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Post by Highly Favoured One » 25 Dec 2018, 15:24

Straight talk is often offensive to a number of people, depending on how hard hitting it is. The remedy is to grow a thick skin and learn to take in constructive feedback if it applies to you and let it slide off if it isn't meant for you. This is not to mean that we should pretend the hurt isn't there if it is. It's about being candid with yourself and aiming to see the point that is being passed across in the midst of the hurt.

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Post by SpencerVo » 30 Dec 2018, 10:26

I don't think the book is offensive. The author's tone reminds me of the definition of "tough love" which is something I need in my life. In fact, I really appreciate that he did not sugar-coat his ideas and instead chose honesty while exposing our weaknesses or misconception about life and success.
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Post by LV2R » 30 Dec 2018, 22:24

Nothing really offended me that I read in the book. The author's title alluding to getting your head out of your butt does not attract me at all, but when he used the word "buts", it all made sense why he used that phrasing. We are not to keep making excuses for why we do or don't do the things we shouldn't or should do in our lives. The author came across to me as wanting to help readers succeed and not to cut them down or to criticize.

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Post by praisecrown8 » 02 Jan 2019, 19:57

No. I didn't find anything offensive.

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Post by zarah_ » 03 Jan 2019, 05:00

I felt the author was being cautious with his words, carefully choosing what to say and how to say it so not to offend anyone. He still remains straightforward and avoids beating about the bush, which I surely appreciated.

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Post by jessinikkip » 12 Jan 2019, 22:46

I find that sugar coating everything never really gets us anywhere, it just leads to a world where everyone can be offended by everything because they expect the whole world to be gumdrops and candy canes and are hurt when it isn't. I think that in a book that wants to motivate people, you can't sugar coat everything because not everything about changing yourself is going to be easy.

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Post by nomnombooks » 16 Jan 2019, 17:22

I really didn't think the book was offensive. As the title already suggests it is very straight forward but I personally I feel that that is what I want from a book like that.

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