So, I’m watching a Marathon of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and two episodes in a row show families with disabilities. In one there was a little girl who has a disease that has caused her to loose both of her legs and her right arm. In the other there was a woman who was born with a disorder where she never developed her legs and also only had part of her right arm.
The little girl, though facing all of these physical challenges was a ray of sunshine. She never stopped smiling and laughing and really pushed her self to be able to do everything that he other siblings did. The woman found love and had 4 children. Love didn’t last and she continued to raise her children as a single mother, but managed to go to school and never asks anyone for help.
Looking at something like this really makes me think and puts things into a different perspective.
As a superficial and materialistic society we always wish that we can have more and kick and cry and complain when we don’t get what we want. We make ourselves sick and suffer over the most minute and ultimately pointless issues. For the most part, we focus on all of the things we don’t have or haven’t accomplished and completely disregard the things we DO have and are able to accomplish every day with ease.
I’m not going to sit here and lie about how my life is now changed and I’m never going to be ungrateful again, because hey, I’m human. But I will say that it really does make me realize that though times are tough, I am indeed very lucky. We all are. I can only hope that more and more people start to realize this. Life would be so much nicer if people were more happy with themselves.
Originally posted on Blogspot: http://emilysixx.blogspot.com/2011/05/extreme-makeover-home-edition.html
No matter how elementary the concept, you cannot expect all or even half of society to get it. Some things should just go without saying, but life isn’t quite that simple, now is it?
Let’s take the Health Care Industry for exaple. It can only be assumed that Doctors and Nurses pursued their careers because of their genuine love of medicine and their passion for helping their fellow humans feel better when they’re sick. We understand that the paychecks are nice, but that shouldn’t be the only reason why they have chosen these careers. But have any of you actually tried being seen by a Doctor lately? They treat you like you don’t really matter. Like you should feel privilaged that they’re giving you 5 minutes of their time (and charging your insurance company ((If you HAVE insurance)) $150+) instead of THEM feeling privilaged becaues you chose them as your Doctor out of all of the ones in the world.
Another thing that really kills me about these same Doctors is how they’re so quick to sedate. “Here’s a pill for this! Here’s a pill for that!” A lot of times they really don’t care what they prescribe you, as long as there’s not a drug-interaction (Google it) they are in the clear and they are getting a nice little cut from the pharmaceutical companies. Have any of you seen those god-awful medication commercials where they give you a solution to your problem but add on the possibility of about 38 other horrible side-effects? A lot of times these side-effects include death. Come on! Is a stroke or cerebral aneurysm really worth you curing your gas problems? Or my favorite; Are the increased thoughts of suicide worth it when you’re trying to treat your thoughts of suicide?? Give me a break!
Well, that’s it for now! I’m thinking I’ll make “Things that make you go Hmm” a reoccurring topic on my Blog.
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Originally posted on Blogspot: http://emilysixx.blogspot.com/2011/05/things-that-make-you-go-hmm.html
I guess this will just be somewhat of an intro of what’s to come. I hope to cover all sorts of topics, touch on some opinions, post my crazy reviews and of course, smother you with photos
Originally posted on Blogspot: http://emilysixx.blogspot.com/2011/05/and-so-it-starts.html