Some days I feel just like this clip. You walk along minding your own business and then you are subjected to words that hurt. To be fair, some individuals don't even know they are hurting you. They might not know that you have a daughter who has a cognitive disability. It could be not knowing about your personal situation or that they never thought about the history and connotation of this word and what it personally means to you. Quinn has opened my eyes to this - to be more sensitive in how I say things. In such situations you have to have the energy to say something, to teach, even though you are tired and weighed down by all of this. But I would rather have this any day of the week than the other reason why some people use such hateful words. Unfortunately, you have some people who want to hurt others and just don't care about your feelings. They use this word to purposely hurt you. They delight in it. At times going online can be hurtful because you see this firsthand. When I found this clip on YouTube I even saw some hurtful comments. What does it say about our society that now some people feel so good about being so hateful online? Does this make these people feel better about themselves picking on those who just want to help others and try to get a message out there about respect? Who really has the disability here? Some days you just feel so weighed down by all of this, but you can't give up. You have to keep on. I have Quinn cheering me on.
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