Positivity Week- Day 3
Today is awareness day for Spread the Word to End the Word, a campaign supported by Special Olympics. The pledge is for people who vow to not use the R-word and educate people on the negativity that is associated with this word. I myself have been a member of Best Buddies since freshman year and was asked to be captain for my school’s unified basketball team that same year. Working with special needs kids has opened my heart up to so much love and positivity and I’ve made so many incredible friendships from attending meetings, parties, conferences, you name it.Message
People with mental, physical, and learning disabilities are no different than people without disabilities and they should be treated the same. During sophomore year, I attended a Special Olympics conference and a lady with down syndrome gave a speech on how her feelings get hurt when people call her a retard/ use the derogatory term in casual conversation. I think that shattered everyone’s hearts and made us actually realize the negative effect the word has on these human beings. They don’t deserve to be put down by such an offensive word and deserve to be treated with respect. They go through a lot more than you could ever imagine.Advice
Keep an open mind when it comes to other people’s feelings and the words you choose. Everyone has feelings and everyone has something that gets to them. Just be positive energy, make people smile, and be kind- you’ll find your way to some really inspiring people.How Joey's helped
I know Joey’s helped a lot of people who have disabilities. I’ve read several comments on his videos about how people feel comfort because they can relate to Joey and know that they’re not alone. I really commend him for opening up about his learning disability because it’s a tough subject, but it shows how kind hearted he is knowing that he’ll openly talk about it to help out his viewers. And I know that Joey would support this cause, which makes me love him even more.
If you wanna sign the Spread the Word to End the Word pledge, you can click here. It only takes a few seconds and the message goes a really long way and supports an amazing cause :)
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And when he says "Whats this?" respond “it’s a single cracker, just like you”.
In the series of how Leonardo DiCaprio fucks up in every film he’s in but the director always decides to keep it going.
1. Leonardo DiCaprio tried to make fun of his character with the line “I will just wait here”, when in fact this line was not originally scripted. James Cameron said that the line was “Too funny” to ignore it.
2. When Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) is preparing to draw Rose (Kate Winslet), he tells her to “Over on the bed… the couch.” The line was scripted “Over on that couch”, but DiCaprio made an honest mistake and James Cameron liked it so much he kept it in.
3. When Leonardo DiCaprio’s character Calvin Candie smashes the palm of his hand on the dinner table, the actor broke a glass under his hand and really began to bleed. DiCaprio ignored it, stayed in character, and continued with the scene.