I was reading an article talking about a possible herpes vaccine. I’m always interested in new medical findings whether it applies to me or not. I don’t have epilepsy and yet taking epilepsy medication helped me eliminate my migraines.
In the Facebook comments someone replied that the majority of the human population have the virus and it’s harmless, which is technically true, even if his statistic were a bit too high. Then he added that there is some cases that are difficult to live with, but that didn’t warrant the creation and distribution of a vaccines. Now why would anyone be against finding a cure to an illness?
There are many elements about that comment that made me think. First of all, if you don’t have anything constructive to add to a conversation, why not keep it to yourself. What is it about sitting behind a keyboard that draws some individuals into commenting on everything they see?
Whether you suffer from the illness or not, why wouldn’t you happy about a possible cure? Have we become such a selfish society that we cannot find joy in someone else’s happiness?
I personally don’t care how rare or how generalised an illness is, I do not believe anyone should be complaining about finding a cure. If the person had also bothered reading the article, he might have understood that finding a cure for herpes opens up the door to finding a cure to many chronic, persistent and recurrent viruses. This is extremely good news.
Think before you type. take a moment to think about whether or not what you’re saying might be constructive.