The fact that we struggle to take self-awareness seriously? It’s not fair. The fact that we need to take ourselves seriously in order to survive? It’s not fair.
To be quite honest, I like the term “repression” better. It describes a form of oppression that we know is wrong. Like I said, the fact that we struggle to take ourselves seriously in order to survive makes it not just a struggle, it’s a choice. So I think the term “oppression” should be reserved for a type of bullying and oppression that we know is wrong.
I think the term oppression is more apt and accurate. The fact that we struggle to take ourselves seriously in order to survive makes it not just a struggle, its a choice. So I think the term repression should be reserved for a form of bullying and oppression that we know is wrong.
But the concept of oppression is too powerful, and to use it in the way we’re proposing, it’s too extreme. It’s too radical to be a part of our lives. It’s too extreme to be how we refer to ourselves. We’re too sensitive. We’re too personal. There’s no way that I could ever say that someone else is oppressed, and that’s what oppression is.
I think that it is exactly this extreme point that gets people into trouble. To call someone oppressed is to suggest that that person is a victim of his own oppression. Its like saying that someone is a victim of another person’s oppression, and that person is a victim of their own oppression.
The problem is that when we call someone oppressed, we can forget the part where he or she is the victim. That part is usually the only part of the oppressor that we remember. We can then say, “I know that person is oppressed, but I don’t think that person is a victim of oppression.
We can call someone “oppressed” without calling him/her the oppressor. We can call someone’s oppression a “repression” and that person is the victim. We can call the oppression of another person a “oppression” and that person is the victim. It all depends on the oppressor.
The oppressor is the person who is doing something that is harmful to the victim. The victim is the person who is doing something that is harmful to the oppressor.
This is a pretty good analogy to what I’m saying here. Let’s start with the victim first. If someone is doing something so harmful to the victim, then they are doing it so wrong. However, if the victim is doing it in the opposite direction, or because he/she doesn’t want to do it, then he/she does that evil thing to their own detriment.
That’s why it’s important to do things in the opposite direction of the oppressor so that your own side gets to do them. If someone is doing something harmful to your own side, then you are the oppressor, not the victim.