Thought the world often seems cruel and few seem to understand us, certain events lead us to have restored faith in humanity’s ability to act in a humane manner. Having an autistic child does not mean one is to be locked up at home, barely leaving the nest to catch a breath of air and hiding those with autism as if they were lepers with a contagious disease. Too often, we keep to ourselves, preferring to shy away from society and the cruel stares/comments we are sure to receive.
In this social experiment, we get to see how people react when an angry restaurant customer starts berating an autistic child and his family. The angry exchange starts after the autistic boy starts going around the restaurant and begins picking at a stranger’s food. This quickly angers one man, who lashes at the child and demands the family leave, much to the shock of other patrons. But little do they know that the child, his family, and the angry man who goes off on them are all actors.
The video is a segment from a TV show called What Would You Do? that creates different social situations to see how the average person reacts to injustice.
No great effort is required, nor to overcome the idea of “bias.” The only thing that suffices is to “recognize” with care, in the face of these children, our own, to find a world that resembles. Because, in fact, nothing divides us, but a simple mirror, the mean that we think our seemingly “singles” and that, through this again, it finds us. And this difference is created by us, insisting on seeing everything through the pretentious “progressive” thinking of a lifestyle poor of humanism. So poor, that the ideology premises the rejection by the society of such children.
Credits: Amazing Oasis.