Unlabeled

A moving video on the harmful effects of labeling others.


Comments (7)

(7) Kathleen, September 24, 2015 12:59 AM

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder - hold tight to good things

One needs to ask themselves if what the person labeling them is correct - it's rare they are - it is done to hurt - the way I view it is it says more about the person who said it than the person it is directed at. Example chances are pretty good the person who commented about the necklace w/letter R was jealous of your necklace. My response to myself would be yeah it is a wonderful gift - thanks! & I'd wear it proudly - no way would I give value to someone who went out of their way to be cruel! It was given to you w/love put the emphasis on that not their jealous response!

(6) Anonymous, September 21, 2015 4:04 PM

Please think before you speak - even if everyone else around you does not.

Thank you for making this video and bringing awareness to how the word "retarded" is being used inappropriately. I was most disturbed when I became aware that quite a few people in our community were making a habit of thoughtlessly using the word "retarded" as a derogatory self depreciating comment, for example "I look so retarded" when a girl is describing how she looked in her school picture. or if she was having a bad hair day.

(5) Anonymous, September 20, 2015 7:54 PM

say no 2 labels

Thank you! I'm a teacher and that clip is so powerful,
it's so important not to label

(4) Yvonne sayer, September 20, 2015 5:08 PM

These are unique individuals with gifts get to know each one of them and you will learn far more than you can ever imagine.

It was my honour to work with students with all various abilities and learning difficulties .I learnt a lot more from each one of them than I ever taught them individually or collectively as a team.Each child is a gift from God with special talents and hiccups all children have hiccups ! Each one unique and God sent so we should respect each one , share listen and learn about them and yourself .Gods love is infinite .Shalom to all here .

(3) Bracha Goetz, September 20, 2015 5:05 PM

Wonderful video!

(2) Anonymous, September 20, 2015 1:09 PM

Made me cry

I remember getting a beautiful crystal necklace as a kid with my initial "r" on it. It sparkled as it hit the sunlight and I was very proud of it. Imagine my pain when the popular girls chortled "r is for retarded" and suddenly my necklace lost its shine as the rest of the kids joined in. Yes sticks and stones may break bones but the damage words can do can take far longer to heal if it does at all.

(1) Nancy, September 16, 2015 3:21 PM

Kol Hakavod!

To the film maker and to everyone who participated in this brilliant film!!

 

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