Monday, January 14, 2013

He's not fucking stupid.

Just because he doesn't speak, doesn't mean he can't understand the words you say.


He's not "dummy",

he's not "stupid",

he's not "crazy",

he's not "a 'tard".

He's not a "problem",

he's not a "pain".

I don't care if you think you're being funny or you think I'm fucking hilarious when you piss me off. I don't care if you aren't saying these things to him or if you say these things to him because you honestly think "he doesn't know what I'm saying" what I care about is that he does know what you are saying. He does hear you, he does understand. I care that your words hurt him. He's not fucking "stupid". Maybe, just maybe he's actually smarter than you because he knows when to keep his words to himself. and maybe, just maybe, you ought to think before you speak and if you don't have something nice to say, shut the fuck up.

13 comments:

  1. Who's calling Alex Stupid? I kick their ass for you!

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  2. back again to presume competence. Nice passionate reminder, Mac (see how I did that with your name thing there?)

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  3. So sorry that people don't understand!! Karma has a creepy way of getting even with those who think they are immune!! PEACE

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  4. Always assume intellect.

    Stupid people.

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  5. Kick 'em back to the assholes they came out of - I got your back!

    People piss me off the way they assume and/or presume to know what's what with our kids. You know what they say about people who ASSume...

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  6. Amen! Some people do need their ass kicked!

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  7. You go mama! Keep on fighting and kick those ugly people's asses! <3

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  8. Hell yes on this! God, I cannot STAND the "r" word, or a bunch of others. Show or let me hear those, and I'll let you hear my repertoire of phrases that are better than yours :) ALWAYS assume intellect.

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  9. Thank you for this. My son Mattie will be 14 next week. He is severely Autistic, non-verbal, and considered low-functioning due to his lack of speech. He understands about 50% of what is said to/ and about him.

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