So I have become increasingly aware of the fact that I and other people use words we shouldn’t be using when referring to something that we think is “dumb”, “Stupid”, “annoying”, etc. And since I realized that I am WAY to guilty of doing this, and honestly I am completely ashamed of myself. Like really really ashamed, to anyone I have offend by saying those things I am sorry and to anyone who didn’t realize I was doing it, I am sorry too! Anyway since I realize the stupid things I say and how hurtful they can be I have decided that it is time to make a change. So I am challenge myself to stop using the words “gay” or “retard” in derogatory way, and any of those other words that go along with those two. And for every time I say either of those words I am going to start a jar of change, and for every time I use one of those words I will add $.05 to the jar, yea that doesn’t seem like a lot but honestly it will probably end up adding up a lot faster that I would think. At the end of each month I will figure out where to send money and send donations to groups in that support special needs and LGBT teens, I will go back and forth between the two probably but I figure if I can’t learn to not use those words that I should at least donate to something to help people who I am offending. Hopefully though I can train myself to stop using those words, I know it will be hard, I and most people I know grew up in a generation where this was how they talked on tv etc. so it’s sadly become second nature to us, seriously I was just listening to Clueless and she called herself a ‘tard and then I wonder why I talk like that. Eventually I’d like to be to the point that I am not putting any money into the jar and I can just donate because its something I feel passionately about. I am going to try to be more mindful of what I say. And I am challenging anyone and everyone who reads my blog to do the same, if you have any other ideas of things we could do to “Spread the Word to End the Word” and to “Think B4 we Speak” then please fill free to share. I am also going to try to speak out when I hear other people doing these things, and you should too, of course, in a polite non-demeaning kind of way! Let’s do this, together we can make the world a better place for everyone.
Peace & Love.