"these 7 benefits of having asthma were useless. they didn't help me with anything. you people are so stupid maybe think twice about having those your site. or just find some better benefits because the ones you have are just peices of junk. whoever came up with those must be 5 because those things are super gay"You see, a comment like that isn't even worth replying to, and usually I don't. Yet I'm posting it here just to make my point. No one would wish asthma on anyone else, yet if you so happen to have it, I can think of many worse things that could happen to a person. Or how about this one:
Although the sentiments in the list of seven are things to strive for; not many people suffering with a disease as serious as asthma or copd or emphysema would consider their conditions "benefits". Imagine if you were a child with a life-long debilitating illness like asthma, or an elderly person barely able to breathe.Um, I am that person. I was the young kid who could barely breathe, and instead of choosing to sit around wallowing in pity I chose the nobler route. I chose the nobler route when I was just 10. I sat and had many discussions with God about what plans he has for me now that he has given me asthma. The author continues:
You really need to be careful when addressing things to the population you are dealing with. This article had little sensitivity for the sufferer as it was written in what seemed to be rather glib sound-bites. I wonder of the author is an asthma sufferer. Because unless you've been through the near suffocating experience of having to rely on meds breathe, you would write with greater sensitivity and explanation. If the author does have a lung condition than perhaps they need to generate their own "empathy" in a greater fashion when writing such material. In any event, the editors of this site should also be more responsible about what is written here.If nothing else, this criticism is a perfect example of how you shouldn't criticize someone based on one small clip of what that person has written or said. I didn't feel the need to reply to this comment, yet I was honored to see one of my faithful readers came to my defense. I believe there are two roads one can take once diagnosed with asthma. You can do your best to control it and use it as a tool to better your life, or you can wallow in hate and misery and feel sorry for yourself while you repeat over and over, "Why me?" So what I have to say to those people who are told bad news, or who seem to have asthma so bad they can't seem to get control over it, and they feel down. What I want to say to you guys is watch God's handiwork. When things look like they're real down, when things look bad, look for the good in it all. Because everything works out in the end. Everything works out for the best. It may not be the way we planned it, but everything always works out. A perfect example is the boy who is 12 and is now trying to disprove the Big Bang Theory. When he was a baby he stopped talking and was diagnosed with asperger syndrome. His parents were depressed and wanted to give up on him, yet they didn't. Thankfully they accepted this as a gift from God and tried to find good in it. Now he is in college at Purdue University, and older students call him all the time for math advice. Read more about that here.