As someone with epilepsy, when I hear the numerous accounts of careless and thoughtless comments flung around so flippantly, it reinforces the power that words run deep. When negativity is heard repeatedly, it often becomes easier not to respond. What about freedom of speech? Well, yes but not at the expense of causing a fellow human pain. How is it that we can be forced into silence because it’s the easier option? We shouldn’t have to live in this way because of the stigma attached to epilepsy.
So, just as respect comes into play here, I might just add in the light of these last days to consider your neighbor. Whether you agree or not with the Presidency outcome people’s experiences are different; therefore, their choices come froma place that you probably know nothing about. Be kind to each other and show respect even if somebody doesn’t have the same values as you. As we well know living with epilepsy, unless you walk a mile in someone’s shoes, you’ll never fully understand what it is like.