Knowing what is important in life

In a world where there are many important issues at hand, why is one of the top news stories about the incident that took place at the Oscars between Will Smith and Chris Rock? I do not think that violence is the appropriate way to handle things, but I also do not think anyone, whether they be a comedian or not, should make any comments about a person’s medical issues. People can be insulted and hurt when comments are made regarding their medical issues. When we are hurt, many people will not react logically because they are responding with emotions.

Most people already know that I suffer from Multiple Sclerosis, so I understand what it is like to live with a condition involving the immune system. The condition Jada Pinkett Smith lives with is Alopecia. This is a type of hair loss that can be caused by the immune system attacking hair follicles, causing hair to fall out. Last year because of her condition, she shaved her head. Many people living with this condition wear wigs others may choose to shave their heads. The comment made at the Oscars might have been innocent, but many in the crowd did not see it that way and Smith did slap him for his ignorant joke.

I do not want anyone to think that I am condoning Will Smith’s action, but he may have felt that his wife was embarrassed and insulted so he wanted to defend her honor. I would not expect my husband to jump in if someone commented on my health because I believe I would be able to take care of that on my own. I do not think I would become physical because that is not who I am but would make it well known the comment was rude, distasteful, ignorant, and completely unacceptable.

There is nothing we can do about the health condition we live with. It is hard enough to accept it and we should not have to worry about people making comments about something we live with. Unfortunately, we do not have control over how other people behave, but we do have a choice to ignore the comment or explain how hurtful the comment was. After we discuss how feelings, the other person has a choice to apologize and be respectful of our feeling in the future.

I was not going to write about this because important things going on in this world and I do not understand why people are making this so important. I think what is going on in Ukraine with innocent people dying daily is much more crucial. Even the gas prices being insanely high is more important. Suffering and tragedy are occurring around us and what happens in Hollywood is extremely trivial. I do believe we all need to focus on what is important and how we can help to make improvements in the world. We also need to be mindful and empathic of the way other people are feeling.

I hope you had a good week and your weekend is filled with joy. This was my second week of training and the week felt extremely long. The new job is much different than anything I have done before, but I am sure I will be successful because I am stubborn and determined. I am lucky because the trainer is patient and helpful. Next week we are going to be in smaller groups as we start doing the work on our own. I am nervous, but I have a lot of notes to use when I get confused.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you can feel the meaning behind my words, and it resonates with how you feel. I always try to understand what others may be going through in life and do anything I can to help them. We are all dealt a certain deck of cards in life, and we should never simply fold when things get too difficult. We should choose to fight for something better and know that good things come to those who wait and are patient. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa


3 thoughts on “Knowing what is important in life

  1. Thank you for sharing!!.. I know you will do well with the new job and I wish you success “If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right” (Mary Kay Ash)… both Chris and Will were in the wrong acting the way they did…. 🙂

    Until we meet again..
    May love and laughter light your days,
    and warm your heart and home.
    May good and faithful friends be yours,
    wherever you may roam.
    May peace and plenty bless your world
    with joy that long endures.
    May all life’s passing seasons
    bring the best to you and yours!
    (Irish Saying)

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