Watching this video has had a great impact on me. :'(
Probably because I had never given so much thought on these issues; of course I’m not saying that I know a lot now, but I am more aware. I’m glad I never had to encounter anyone verbally abusing people with disabilities. If that had happened, and I hadn’t watched the video, I most likely would have chosen to walk away from the heartbreaking sight. After watching this, I know it would be really irresponsible of me to do that. I may not enjoy confronting people, but it would be important to highlight to them that using cruel words on others is not how we treat other people.
It was interesting to know that most of the people who stood up for Joshua were women, which I found was similar to Pamela Meyer’s “How to Spot A Liar” which displayed that women are more protective. My favourite one: “Are you kidding? Because if you’re not kidding, I’m getting ready to punch you out.”
And this video will also bring tears to the eyes. We can all live in such a beautiful world.
… On a personal note, over the past few months I believe I’ve become more aware of my surroundings. Not too long ago, a friend posted on Facebook “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi and it reminded me of the other amazing talks by other people, for example Amy Purdy’s talk about “If your life were a book, and you were the author, how would you want your story to go?”. I may have just found out what I’m gonna do next.