Most times the causes we support aren't the ones that we chose ourselves. In fact it is the cause that chose us! Sad but true, it isn't until we are actually faced with an issue, or live with it that we take action. For me it's Autism, and Dyslexia. Having children with specials needs has made me a more understanding and sympathetic human being!
When the people you love most are struggling you will do just about anything to make it Better. I know I have! Believe it or not I am shy in public, but because my children cannot speak for themselves I speak for them. I have made it my mission to spread awareness. Even when faced with the most ignorant and disrespectful individuals. I use these moments as a way to teach. They may not get it at that exact moment, but they may take that moment to learn more. They may even think twice, the next time they open their mouth to judge.
|They Are My Motivation!!!|
I guess my point is that we should educate ourselves before you decide to pass judgement. And always remember to agree to disagree. If all else fails, Remember these wise words, "Opinions are like @xxholes, we all have one".
Respect, compassion, and educate!
Peter Frates, the man behind the Ice Bucket Challenge. Watch this piece on why and how the challenge started. My heart goes out to him and his family, may they find a cure for ALS!!!! I will keep you in my prayers.