Posted in Blog

Bleurgh

images

I’ve just fallen out with a friend on Facebook. Anybody who follows my blog or knows me personally will know that 2016 has been an epic year of break ups with people on epic scales.

This latest falling out was actually with the brother of a friend who I barely even speak to anymore. So no biggy right?

Wrong.

I’m more pissed off than I’ve just actually admitted to my boyfriend, who was with me at the time I was furiously typing my replies to this moron.

What grinds my gears the most, is that people truly believe that they are the ONLY truth when it comes to opinions; people put their thoughts out there, on the net or face to face, and don’t give a shit if they offend people.

This guy in particular, said that we shouldn’t be offended by racism; that the offense is what makes the problem, NOT the act itself.

And the anger I feel, just reminds me again of the shit I’ve had to listen to all year: you can’t be a teacher because you’re epileptic and a danger to children; your mental health issues are all in your head; you’re a selfish person; you’ll always be alone.

Why do we hate each other so much that we would rather kill each other instead of build each other up? Even in small ways?

George Michael passed away this week and for the first time in probably ten years, the papers were reporting about his kind character, as opposed to his past sins or ridiculing his personal issues.

That guy on Facebook had no business putting such hate out on a public forum; he also had no right to be commenting on issues he knows very little about. You can judge me for that comment alone if you wish; call me a Nazi if you wish to think that I’m a hater of Freedom of Speech. However this is my opinion….

I won’t apologise that this may come across as a Dear Diary venting post either.

Haters are always guna hate right?

 

Author:

I’m Cece Alexandra and I have Epilepsy. Since being diagnosed, my life has changed significantly. After studying and teaching Humanities and Literature for all of my adult life, I was bullied and lost my job a month before qualifying to become an English Teacher. Once you fail the Teacher Training course in England, you cannot ever retrain; I then became too sick to work because of my Epilepsy. I am now currently studying an MSc in Mental Health Psychology with the University of Liverpool. My disability provokes me into raising awareness for invisible disabilities, which I also actively partake in with Epilepsy Action. Part of that awareness is to help fight against invisible disability discrimination - I believe that this behaviour is not cognitively unconscious; modern society is actively partaking in a hierarchy of disabilities and I believe that there is not enough psychological research to prove this. I am also clinically interested in Cultural Psychology - particularly Collectivist Culture, and wish to pursue this further in my academic career.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s