If anyone is dysfunctional, it’s society not accommodating the continuing evolution of the human species. If we shame each other with labels, or medicate each other into submission, we undermine a gift; crushing a civilization before its’ time to take roots. This is why we crack jokes. It filters oxygen to the brain & improves your health.
Noise pollution is by definition a virus directly afflicting your IQ with no effective medication. We learn to live & tolerate noise pollution despite our noble intent demanding conformity of masses on all sides of a debate to police each other instead of coincide.
The cycle of attack & apology, of disagreement & boycott, leaves us talking more leading to tinnitus (the Latin root “ring”) the perception of sound in the ear when no external sound is present. This cycle of pearl-clutching unfurls abject sorrow & banishment. We don’t want people to be afraid of saying something interesting on the off chance it’s taken the wrong way.
Prolonged exposure to noise as low as 70 decibels disable foremost musicians, construction workers & special forces (from gun-shots /explosions) a lead source of suicide. 600 million people worldwide suffer. To name just 10: William Shatner, Steven Martin, Rush Limbaugh, Anthony Kiedis, Chris Martin, Bob Dylan, Ronald Reagan, Charles Darwin, Ludwig van Beethovan & Van Gogh who cut off his own ear!