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The Pink Elephant; is it in the room again?

They say don't think of the Pink Elephant in the room; and bang as soon as they said it, you think about it! It's right there for you to see and think about, sounds familiar? Do you have children? What has happened when you told them not to do something? Out of all the bizarre topics to write about this week, I chose this one as it's an interesting find in my mind and a good subject of debate. Besides I read something about it before I decided to go out into this venture of publishing this post. Read on, you will be enlightened about The Pink Elephant, I promise, your money back guaranteed!

P.S. Stop being that bitch wanting the money back, these posts are published for free and for your entertainment; as if you would pay me a dollar for each post!

Elephants are gray aren't they? Yes, the ones that roam in the forests, but not the ones that run in your head. These ones are pink, it may sound that the Elephant is gay for it's color; trust me the color has nothing to do with it's sexuality. "The elephant in the room" is a problem that everyone knows is there but no one wants to acknowledge. the term refers to a question, problem, solution, or controversial issue which is obvious to everyone who knows about the situation, but which is deliberately ignored because to do otherwise would cause great embarrassment, sadness, or arguments, or is simply taboo. The idiom can imply a value judgment that the issue ought to be discussed openly, or it can simply be an acknowledgment that the issue is there and not going to go away by itself.

The term is often used to describe an issue that involves a social taboo or which generates disagreement, such as race, religion, politics, homosexuality, mental illness, or suicide. It is applicable when a subject is emotionally charged; and the people who might have spoken up decide that it is probably best avoided.

Now for the interesting part of this post; don't think of me as gay - what are you thinking? Got you, didn't I? I find this very difficult to understand, may be our brains are wired wrongly to be thinking of the thing we are told not to think of. Have you ever drifted into thought and said that this is something I shouldn't be thinking about and you end up thinking about it all night? That also brings me to a question; should you start your talk with "Don't think about The Pink Elephant in the room"? 

I attended a program sponsored by the Diversity & Inclusion team of my company that thought me to respect and treat every associate/ employee of our organization equally. Honestly, this is a good time to not be thinking of The Pink Elephant in the room; any ideas why? Leave your thoughts in the comments; hint: We have a diversified work force that includes but not limited to persons with disabilities, gender, race, nationality, color etc.

Sources: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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