college is catered towards the able bodied and able minded. school applauds people who can stay up all night, skip meals, and work endlessly. that kind of extreme contribution is expected. why are disabled people being squeezed out of academic institutions? why should I feel inferior because of some arbitrary and ridiculous standard?
Being a nice person is so fun
Waiter messes something up? You can see the relief on their faces when you don’t scream and swear at them about it
Extra tickets at an arcade/prize place? Watch a little kid’s face light up when you give them a bunch of tickets
There are too many assholes in this world. Be a nice person.
The problem with that is that smoke carries, and even the residue left behind on clothes/in hair can trigger asthma symptoms. If I’m within ten feet of someone who has smoked within the past 30 minutes, my throat will start to close up. And I have fairly mild, and well controlled, asthma.
It’s a shame that people feel the need to use smoking as a form of identification. Not only does it hurt yourself, it hurts people around you.
This. If you are currently using smoking as a strategy or coping mechanism, you need to look into look into developing more accessible ways of handling these situations. It is not okay to put severe asthmatics in the position of being either excluded from the queer community or putting their health on the line to try to be involved.
yeah, I can’t tell people what to do, but it’s probably best to find a coping mechanism that doesn’t hurt others, doesn’t hurt yourself, and doesn’t support an industry that preys on our community