people who wear headphones on campus are preventing people from saying hi to them.
funions are underrated.
people who wear heels to class care way too much about appearance.
lion king is the best disney movie.
colors should not have genders.
ice water is the best beverage. always.
make up is for people who don’t feel pretty in their own skin.
it’s hard to say no to chocolate.
kids know way more than adults.
people who don’t want to travel don’t find life interesting.
shoes are overrated.
white v-necks are appropriate for every occasion (with the exception of weddings and funerals, but even then it could slide..)
the media ruins everything.
TV is boring.
in one of my classes we watched a documentary about how people with disabilities used to be treated in “school” settings. i put school in quotes because it wasn’t much of a school. there wasn’t any education happening and there was definitely no teachers. the limited staff this “school” did have were over worked with keeping diapers and clothes on kids, feeding them, nurturing them, and making sure their daily needs were met (which was impossible for them to do). after a few budget cuts more and more people were being let go…or fired. 900 employees were “let go” and that left the ratio of teachers to kids 1 person to 40. feeding time was cut down from 20-30 minutes per child to 3 minutes each. now, i don’t know if you’ve ever tried to feed a kid before, but i have and let me tell you…they are not going to finish their meal in three minutes. the conditions of the living were definitely not up to par. they weren’t even up to standards. this one particular school house 5,230 children with little to severe disabilities either physical, cognitive, or emotional. they had no one who understood them or who even took the time to try.
after a documentary aired the president gave back the funding he took away and the school was able to hire 300 out of the 900 people they originally fired. but obviously, that still wasn’t enough. one boy, who was 18 and had cerebral palsy said that he hadn’t been to class or to school in years. after becoming old enough to provide some sort of care for younger children, that’s all he did.
it’s stories and history like that that make me so happy and thankful to have grown up in the time that i did. for the most part, people nowadays are understanding and patient with differences. i’m finally in classes that pertain to special education after doing a few semesters of only university programs such as math, moral problems, geography, and physics. being in these classes spark a sense of truth inside of me and i know that i’m doing the right thing. finally, i’m surrounded by people who are passionate about caring for all people and it’s a breath of fresh air.
now here’s a song that will surely make you happy.