Special children from up above

According to a survey in Norway, 9 out of 10 people abort their unborn child if they fear that their child carries signs of Down Syndrome. For those that don’t know what that is, see the picture attached.

A child with Down Syndrome has inherited an additional or extra copy of a particular chromosome. In the case of Down’s syndrome, the affected individuals have three copies rather than two of chromosome 21. The consequence of this additional copy is that it changes the balance of the body resulting in characteristic intellectual and physical features.

So why do they abort the child?
From the look of things it seems most of them are afraid of the time such a special child would consume. They are scared of the way things will or will not work out. The health of such a child is not so good but then again who can guarantee that a perfectly born child will not have a noncurable disease?

Individuals affected with Down Syndrome tend to be shorter than normal, have broad short hands and poor muscle tone Some half heart defect that can be treated while in others it can’t be. They might also have problems with their gut making it difficult to eat while increasing the risk of thyroid problems.

So are all the complications above enough to take the life of YOUR child?
Not everyone is mentally so strong to deal with such things, but then again when did life ever throw anything at us that’s easy? We are day in day out put into situations by our own actions that require us to be stable minded and get out of them without going nuts.

Most of us who think we are perfect in our health go for a doctor’s checkups just to find out that we have cancer, or some other disease. Wouldn’t it be fair to us that our parents found out that before our birth and aborted us? That would be amazing wouldn’t it? Because then they would be doing us a favor.. And why do people forget that a child who is born with Down Syndrome hasn’t gotten his genes from your neighbor.. it’s YOUR genes.. maybe you are the abnormal one here? A woman in Australia killed her two sons and said it was the greatest act of love.. difference is she killed them when they were 9 and 11 while others go ahead with such act when the child doesn’t have his own social id. (see her story here )

Are we “normal” human beings such a special species that anyone who is not “like” us is not normal? If we have no possible way to predict the future then how come we take matters into our hands that truly should be left on its own. How many of those that are aborting children with Down Syndrome enjoying their time with their normal kids? Not many actually. And if you look at the statistics, normal people leave their old parents in old homes, something that a Down Syndrome kid wouldn’t be capable of even imagining. They are love all the way.

Next time you talk or look rudely at a kid or a person with Downs, maybe it’s time to realize that the abnormal person is no one other than you.

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7 signs that you should quit your job

Having a job is essential. It provides bread and butter on the table, and keeps things going. But the reality is that the world isn’t perfect, and sometimes you can be in a job that you don’t like at all. Obviously one should realize that having a job in itself is a blessing, and not everyone has a place to go to everyday. But that shouldn’t keep you glued to something you dread going to every single morning for years and years.

I must admit I have had jobs I  loved to bits, and enjoyed going to every single morning for years, but I have also been in companies where my skills were never tapped, and I felt as if I was just sitting and getting a paycheck for not doing much at all. I personally LIKE to earn my money, and would leave a job if I feel I am not giving my 100% or see that I am not being utilized to my full potential. Of course keeping in mind my skills.

Ok so below are the signs I have noted down that will give you an indication as to if you really are in a dead-end job or just have one of those days, which almost everyone has.

  1. You lack passion and feel things aren’t moving forward
  2. You are miserable whenever you think of going to work
  3. You have lost balance between work/personal life
  4. Your skills are not being tapped at all
  5. Your duties at work have changed but pay hasn’t
  6. You don’t get excited and are constantly bored
  7. You experience verbal abuse

If you have three or more of the signs present in your work situation, prepare a nice CV and start applying. And please do NOT quit until you have found another job. :)

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4 steps to a successful mindset

We all realize that the human brain is a powerful organ. When used to its full potential, it can do wonders, but when even an atom’s weight of negative thought comes in it, everything starts going wrong. That’s exactly what the reason is behind us being successful or unsuccessful. Obviously the fact that our surroundings, environment and opportunities also play a role, we just can’t blame them if things aren’t working out in our favor at least once among the many times we have tried.

1. If you fail, try again  – Often when we are trying to achieve something, we just try once or a few times and if we don’t see any results, we just stop. The most important thing here is to do slight changes in your approach when you see that you are getting the same result over and over again. If you keep doing the same thing, your results will be the same, as a famous proverb says.

2. Never blame others – We all have 24 hours at our disposal, so where one individual might use his hours in a productive way and create a multi-million business, someone else with the same number of hours would probably be playing games or sleeping most of the time. It’s obvious that in order to achieve something, one has to get up and make a plan.

3. Plan to succeed – This is important. If your whole idea of succeeding in something starts off with a doubt that just won’t go away, rethink your strategy and start again. You just can not succeed if you are planning to fail.

4. Praise every step you take – This can be a lot of things, for some it’s having a few million dollars in their account, while for others it’s the fact that they are moving forward. The feeling is phenomenal when you stop for a moment, look behind you and find all the footsteps you have taken to be where you are today. Remember that every step you day after the first one, is an achievement.

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3 tips to resolving a conflict

Conflict solverWe often come across situations at home or at workplace where conflicts are bound to happen. The majority of the people around us will definitely not do anything about the situation, but a wise and intelligent person which I am sure you are, will hopefully try to resolve a situation between two people. Afterall, what better way to be remembered among people than a problem solver.

Ok now onto the simple 3 tips rule that will make things a lot easier to solve and create a tension-free space no matter if it’s home or at work.

  1. Be empathetic
    When listening to both sides, be very empathetic and listen carefully. Do not be judgemental and keep in mind that there is absolutely nothing worse than trying to be a problem solver, and not being to put yourself in their shoes.
  2. Be fair
    The best quality you can have when trying to resolve a conflict is to be fair. Don’t take sides and make sure that whatever you say and do you don’t come out as someone who is leaning more on one side than the other. If both parties are offering their own solution to the conflict, try to combine them both and offer a solution of your own.
  3. Advice privately
    There are times when you need to say something to either one of the parties in the conflict. Make sure that it’s not something that will make things worse. For example, if you feel one of the two is being a bit over-emotional, do NOT say it in just like that, use your words wisely and advice in private. Because by not doing so, you are probably going to add upto the tension making things worse in the future for the two.

Hope the three simple steps help you realize what to keep in mind when you are trying to save the world :)

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