Nope, I'm not travelling anywhere, the kids aren't getting bored in the backseat. I'm talking about understanding, tolerance for anything different.
I am very lucky, when it comes to my son's autism, I'm surrounded by understanding people. The family that live closest to us either have a good understanding of it, or care enough to learn. Some close family members are also living with autism, it means we have someone to talk to, someone that *gets it*.
A friend of mine is not so lucky. Last night her father-in-law told her that her son would 'grow out' of his autism.
Really!? Do you not care enough, about him, to learn? I'm speechless.
But what about other aspects of our lives, as a nation, as a species?
I'm not a ranty woman, I don't want to be the woman screaming about equality, but I do think I'm an equal! I think life should be about choices. The choices we make in our lives, should effect us and be no one elses business.
Yet, I still feel uncomfortable taking my car to most garages. I don't want to be talked down to, but I still am. This drives me especially crazy as, most of the time, I know exactly what's wrong with my car!
What about the elderly, not all of them, obviously. I wouldn't bunch a group of people like that. So many fit and healthy elderly are so intolerant of the young. They demand respect, yet don't give any!? My teen would never be rude too his elders.
There is still such a long way to go, with tolerance for others. I don't care what colour skin you have, what idol you worship, what your sexual preference is.
Be nice to me, I'll be nice to you.
Why can't everyone just be like that, we'd all be a lot kinder to each other.
In the mean time, I'll be the annoying child, Sat behind you asking: