Being different isn't contagious, but being friendly is.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Humans tend to be afraid of people who are different. As an asthmatic kid who got teased, and as a teacher working with kids, I've seen that happen many times. And it still happens with adults. Grown-ups usually don't tease people who make them uncomfortable, but they may avoid them and show by their body language that they consider people with disabilities or from another culture a little bit - well, scary. But we can treat people who are different just like we treat everyone else.