Hi kids! I just want to ask something of you and of this world. Can we just stop making fun of others who have a medical condition? For years now I have noticed people on social media, on stand up comedy, on TV.. all making fun of people who have medical issues they don’t have. As the people doing the bullying don’t believe these afflictions are real, they feel the need to pick at others for having them. Saying things like “Just shut up already about this. It doesn’t exist!”
Now I ask you, would you do this to someone who has cancer or AIDS? No? Then leave others alone! So you may not have depression or anxiety, that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist. If someone says they have RLS (Restlessness Leg Syndrome), I believe them. It must be torture to want to sleep, need to sleep and not be able to stay lying down. Have Celiacs? I believe you. The pain in your abdomen feeling like something is clawing its way out..horrible!
So why do people mock and shame others. If they say they can’t eat bread or some other foods… don’t shame them. If someone has insomnia, don’t laugh at them saying they just are just making things up for attention.
Just because you don’t have this issue does not mean it does not exist. There are millions of conditions out there in this world. They are real, and people are suffering with the symptoms. And the last thing they need is to have other people mocking their suffering. I myself suffer from frequent headaches and migraines. These are real. The pain is real. (I have a doozy of a headache as I type this.)
It pisses me off to no end when I see tweets or Fb posts making fun of the very issues I have. Who are they that they can laugh at my pain and discomfort?!
Lesson in sympathy kids, know that everyone has a pain they carry…never mock others for theirs.
The Head Duckie