A Call For Compassion

Dear World,

The person living next door and the people living five, ten, and thousands of miles away need your help.

When I read the reason for the flash blogs and the disgusting hate speech that people associate with Autism, I felt sick to my stomach and so disheartened.

Think before you point fingers. If you are curious about Autism, look it up. Google cannot be held completely responsible for the world’s disgraces.

If you think that autistic people are not worthy of life, think really hard for a second. Think REALLY REALLY hard.

If you hate autistic people – tell me what do you know about Autism? I mean really, really know? Now think about how far the world has come to wipe out hate. I bet I could search similar things about homosexuality and other things that people find taboo and find similarly disgusting auto suggestions. I won’t do it because I don’t even know if my heart can handle it.

We are all entitled to our own opinions, and convictions – just be sure you know the facts before you judge someone else who walks in a different set of shoes.

I’m not perfect. I have judged too. We are human and we make mistakes. So as an entire world- together – why don’t we just stop for a second and make a pact to THINK of love first before we CONSIDER hate.

You may think I’m biased just because I have ASD, but I am not just talking about Autism here, I am talking about a call for world wide compassion.

I can handle your quirks. Can you handle mine?

Sincerely,
Gretchen Leary

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About Gretchen Leary

I am 30 years old, I live in the Boston area, and I am writing from the perspective of an individual with Asperger's Syndrome.
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14 Responses to A Call For Compassion

  1. LindsayMarks says:

    I love your closing line. It applies across the board to all our differences.

  2. Debbie says:

    Thanks Gretchen for speaking up, in love!

  3. gardenlilie says:

    Sweetie, I am so removed as I have no room for hate in my life. If someone gave m a platform I’d have no problem going forth speaking but unfortunately I know the system of the world. It happens to be about money; if you want change express to many about love and compassion. However, I believe that it can happen, as soon as we get rid of guns, big guns n help everyone to eat n plan out ther life.What do you think?

  4. Steph Diorio says:

    I totally agree with this. I support human rights across the board, and a lot of people wonder why. It’s because I believe that there’s no point in hating people for being different. I was bullied horribly as a kid simply because I was different and it had such a strong impact on me – it made me willing to stand up for everybody ever discriminated against for being who they are.

    We need more posts like this. ❤

  5. raeme67 says:

    I have two children on the spectrum. My girl, like you is a sweetie, and it would hurt me to have someone hate her for no reason other than she is on the spectrum. Haters are not rational and it is hard to talk anyone out of their irrationality. Everyone deserves respect and compassion. Thank you for your post, I enjoyed reading it.

  6. Your attitude continues to inspire. Riley, being once again on the spectrum as an Aspie, has been cornered often because the media have linked the Newtown shooter’s Aspergers with violence. Nothing could be further from the truth.

    Fact is, folks are scared of what they don’t understand. Blogs like ours, each in our own way, are serving to educate people. And yeah, what the heck? I’m bipolar with PTSD. Wanna talk? Pull up a chair!! (if you have four hours to spare, hee hee) Love you, Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.com/2013/03/03/blessed-blue/

  7. cindy knoke says:

    Wonderful post & I love your quirks (and mine!) They are what makes life interesting. Cheers to you and love your blog~

  8. Pingback: Quirks | By Lindsay Marks

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