Why do people use labels? I’m not talking about a professional label either. I am not talking about the labels you put on clothes either, nor cans of food, etc. I am talking about the labels people put on other people just because they can. I know they have to be labeled for medical reasons, but people don’t actually use those labels in their everyday conversations when they talk about other people like myself for instance, that just makes me mad. Honestly I catch myself staring at other people too, but I don’t say stuff out loud. When I recognize that I am doing it, I quit starring or looking those people. I love the way one of my local priests friend put it one time. He said “crying I can deal with” This subject that I just talked about has nothing to do with what I usually talk about. However that’s an example of leaving the obvious go. What I am saying here is, when it’s obvious that somebody has a disease don’t stare at them. Don’t make a big scene. If they need help ask them first if they need it. If they say yes, then you can help them. If they say no, respect their right to say no. It’s probably easier for them if you don’t help them, although it might look awkward to you it’s probably easier for them if they are used to it. It’s probably how they always do it.
I don’t like it when people stare at me, how about you? Only time I like for people to stare at me is in a staring contest. I don’t do very good in those so I’m pretty much saying never stare at me because you may get your head blew off! It won’t be pretty. If I catch other people staring at handicap people it’s obvious what they are doing. I might just go up and tell them to take a picture it will last longer if you want that image to be permanent on your mind. Obviously they do. They wouldn’t be staring at a normal person like you would stare at that handicap person. Just because they have a disability doesn’t mean they don’t have feelings. Just because they can’t talk or don’t have a mental capacity to know that you are staring at them, doesn’t mean that their parents don’t realize that you are doing it. They can see you, they are probably not blind themselves. They have feelings too. When they see you staring at their child or an adult they are taking care of, they are probably hurt too in fact it probably hurts them more than it hurts the person they’re staring at. It just adds to it when people are talking about the too. Like did you see that person walking by? That just adds insult to injury. It makes it more obvious that you were looking at a person. Really I think staring should be a crime, but how would they prove it. They wouldn’t, that’s the only reason it’s not a crime. Unless you have it on tape, then it’s still hard to prove you weren’t looking past them. So if you can’t tell already, I have a real issue with staring and name calling. If you call anybody anything in my presence I don’t like, you better watch out. Because this thermostat just got a little hotter. I wish more people were like me. I know my family is like me, but unfortunately they don’t see it like I do. I mean they see it, it it’s me getting attacked I don’t want to say this but I’m sorry if it hurts anybody’s feelings but they kind of just leave it go. So how would you feel if it was your child, would you step in and say it’s enough?
I know I would if I could get them cornered long enough to have a very personal conversation with them even though I never met him or her in my life before. They would probably walk away saying a few choice words. Like I do when I walk away from them now because I can’t get them cornered long enough to have that very personal and deep conversation with the. They need to have a wake up call. One of these days if it’s not me, it will be God himself. It will be the creator himself, he won’t be very kind about it. That may be the least of your worries. But, he won’t be very kind about what he said to you because he says to love every human being as yourself. He says love your neighbor as yourself. I know that’s just two different ways of putting it. I can’t say it enough. So in closing go out and spread God’s love for other people through you. Maybe when you get up to Heaven he will say well done good and faithful servant . I hope these are the words she says to me. Not trying to brag myself up or anything, I think he is going to have something different to every person that gets into Heaven. That’s one of the things I do believe uses a lot.