Stefanie originally shared this on my wall and I’m reading this article that Kryztina has posted.
I couldn’t even finish the letter because it was too upsetting to read. It does not shock and amaze me, though it should, because this is not isolated. It’s not even confined to one type of ignorance; it speaks to a more sinister character flaw I see more and more in people. A very pronounced and proud streak of hatred for others that extends from innocent children to every adult or circumstance they lack a grasp of which leads to these emotionally violating acts.
This woman is someone; she could be a neighbour or a cousin of anyone. I think as decent people, when we hear these types of comments made by any one we know, we need to draw on that inner voice that says “this is wrong” and say with a (possibly difficult to muster) compassion “why do you feel that way?” We cannot combat ignorance and hateful behaviour by being angry or arguing, but by trying to get to the root of why these emotions are even surfacing.
Yes, I’d like to violently slap the living shit out… Continue reading
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. I have no medical training at all. I am only a disgruntled consumer who sees a lot of baffling things as they relate to healthcare and the treatment patients receive. As always, address any personal concerns you may have about your health or healthcare with your own healthcare provider or for Dementia Treatment .
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Since moving to the UK, I have been on an obsessive mission to obtain as much of my adult medical history from the US as possible. So far, so good.
But it reminds me of how many difficulties I had with US medical care and how often I was left feeling like doctors either thought I was nuts or I thought I actually was nuts. When I read over the studies that were done and think about the symptoms that I have suffered with for many years now, I’m highly annoyed that discoveries were made and then not disclosed to me or in cases, to my Primary Care Physician (PCP) and thus have led to several more years incurred healthcare costs, pain and… Continue reading
Warning: I have edited my “rantro-duction” after reading this hilarious but sad page. I named this entry “I’m with gullible before I read the page and now it’s even more sad/funny. Mostly sad though.
The internet makes me sad sometimes with the staggering amount of information, incorrect, inaccurate or just plain malicious. In addition, yes I think we’re “out there” too much but that’s a whole other rant. So is my feelings about bad grammar and missing words on “professional” blogs.
**** There is no malicious or cruel intent in my interest in this subject. If anything, I hope any readers would examine their daily information intake and decide decisively whether information is accurate or inaccurate. ****
Surfing the Internet
When I first had access to the internet in 1996, I used it for research in high school (namely researching RHPS). Then at 18, I spent a lot of time online reading, learning HTML and playing online “MUDs” (multiplayer real-time virtual world, usually text-based according to wikipedia.com). Later, I spent time online shopping, building my own websites and chatting with people from all over the US. In 1999, I started online… Continue reading