Awareness Months

I have mixed feelings about awareness months. On one hand, I feel that it’s always good to spread awareness for those with disabilities and disorders. On the other hand, I feel that it’s always good to spread awareness for those with disabilities and disorders. Limiting it to one month means that there’s a time when some get singled out while others get excluded, and months which are back-to-back may end up competing with one another for attention. Also, setting aside specific months means that a lot of people just pretend to care and do a lot of superficial stuff for that one month but then don’t care the rest of the year, and didn’t really even care for that one month as it turns out but only wanted their “friends” to think so. So it’s all very complicated and confusing — but not as confusing as OCD, so it’s OK.

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4 thoughts on “Awareness Months

  1. I agree that there are so many good causes out there with their own “awareness months,” that they take away from each other.The fact is there are only twelve months in a year and so it’s hard to be involved in several different “awarenesses” each month. I agree that we need to be aware of all these important issues all the time, not just at designated times.

  2. Matt Marinello says:

    I agree. It is very superficial like stupid inspirational memes on facebook. No one gives a shit when it comes down to it. When it comes down to it people are selfish to the core. They only are aware of what they have or what type of person they are. I hate people. I think they are pathetic robots. I don’t think we should have awareness months that make people feel special… Like they are better than others. I believe though that there isn’t much education about mental illness…. In a truly accurate and detailed manner…. But even if people were educated… It’d be wishful thinking to think the ignorant stigma would go away. They’d still be assholes only worse, because they’d know better. That’s the reality of it. All false hopes must be destroyed and obliterated. The mentally ill will always be looked down up on, always get picked on, always be misunderstood….. Awareness or not.

    • willitbeok says:

      Ahh, thank you for that positive inspiration, Matt. 😛 But actually, you’re right; it is superficial, and usually meaningless. I try not to hate people though. I think there are good people, but they can be hard to find. I suppose you are also right that the mentally ill will always be isolated in some ways. I would like to think that will not always be the case.

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