To those who actually care about the rejected,
“All people want is someone to listen.” Hugh Elliott
Thank you. You understand, unlike the majority of society, that we too are humans, albeit different in more ways than most. You actually see the person inside, the individual longing to be loved and accepted. You refuse to let our actions and words that most see as uncouth and insensitive overshadow our intentions and motives. We all just want to be accepted and you have accepted us. Albert Camus once said that “[w]e only know of one duty, and that is to love.” You have demonstrated that more fully than anyone realizes.
You cannot fathom the impact your concern has had on us. Camus also said, “[n]obody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.” You don’t want us to be “normal,” at least what the popular culture says is normal. You want us to be ourselves. You accept and love us for who we are, not what we are. The labels are irrelevant to you. You take the time and energy to work with us, to help us grow. You know that your relationships with us will be unconventional. You have ignored others when they try to convince you that we are a threat to your other relationships simply because you understand our need for close relationships. At the same time as you are doing this, society screams that we are nothing more than a menace and a threat to others. You do not conform to a society that sees the status quo as holy, and those who threaten it as evil. You have saved lives without trying to.
You have given us a second chance at life. Please don’t pull it away.
The rejected, neglected, and shunned.
Very nice letter! Um? Shame there's just about nobody to send it to! Since most don't listen, don't accept 'us', do care about 'labels' & all the rest. Sorry, kind of wondering what the point of the letter is? It's not just wishing things were like it talks about? scratches head, puzzled.