We give meaning and emotion to what we see, likewise to the things we hear: art, music, actions...
People's words are *just* words. We are the ones who give them meaning. You can't be offended if you refuse to be offended. You can't be uplifted unless you refuse to be uplifted.
If something/someone makes you feel offended, address what it is that is truly bothering you--- and move through (& past) it.
Look for, and absorb, that which propels you forward and uplifts you.
Mott Street, NYC, 2017