It seems this year’s Christmas has been a little more controversial than others for me. My brother was told that he could not say “Merry Christmas” at work. Instead, he was told that he had to subsitute the before cheery greeting for “Happy Holidays.” This issue seems to miff quite a few people. I have heard people say we have freedom of speech in this country so we should be allowed to say what we want. However, some have mentioned that you represent your workplace, and unless your workplace wants you to say “Merry CHRISTmas,” you should respect their wishes.
My question to you is, how far will this go? Sure, maybe some of you can see the point that we need to represent our workplace, but in the future how many more freedoms will be ripped from our vocabulary/dress/etc.? Are we ok with one day being told that you can’t express any personal feelings with anyone at your workplace? Eventually, we will become the robots that we so desperately don’t want to be at the workplace. Do you think it will go any further? Do you think freedom of speech will die eventually?