Saturday, October 18, 2008

Just sayin'



I can hardly wait for the series of ads about the word "retard." Mean is such a huge part of human culture and experience. Want to solve some global problems? Start with using respectful and appropriate language. Be specific and clear. Randomly insulting others to make your point only displays your own ignorance and lack of language fluency. Don't like the little chef figure? It's dumb, it's ugly, it's weird to you. Say that. "Look at that chef, man- it's so stupid! Those pants are too wild! Check it out!"

Being disrespectful is just that. All we need is a little Golden Rule: treat others as you would want to be treated. This shouldn't be a revolutionary concept in human society anymore- it is thousands of years old now.

2 comments:

Niksmom said...

OMG! That video made me laugh...not b/c of the content but b/c of her delivery, LOVED it!

Yes, I agree, I can't wait for the "Retarded" ad campaign. Something tells me we might be waiting a long time if we wait for the entertainment/advertising industry to lead the way...

Nicki Mann said...

Yeah, they SHOULD make one about saying "retarded." ANother word I hate is "Special," as in "He's just a little special." My best friend and her kids say that because their grandma taught them to say that about people with special needs, thinking it would be more politically correct I guess. Such as, "My neighbor has this son who is special," instead of saying, "My neighbor's son is retarded." But now they always use the term to insult each other, like saying, "Little Bear, why did you do that? What are you, special?" I've tried to teach them to say, "He has special needs," or "She has Down syndrome," etc. but its a hard habit to correct!