At my old job, one of my coworker locked herself in an unused office, with the blinds closed and basically laid on the carpet. She was having a major migraine headache. I felt for her, it must have been terrible for her to go to such great lengths inorder to have peace, quiet and find a place without lights. However, no matter how sad I felt for her, I truly didn’t feel her pain because I have never experience migraine.
Today I was so angered by Trent Dilfer’s comment towards Collin Kaepernick. Dilfer said the job of a backup quarterback “is to be quiet, and sit in the shadows and get the starter ready to play Week 1.” I thought it was an act to belittle him, his way of trying to mentally cut him down. I was so irate beyond boiling point but then when I thought about the fact that he was exercising the same rights he criticized Kaepemick for. Plus the fact that Collin is getting such a strong reaction can only means his protest is working. It’s great that he is able to take a knee or sit during the national anthem. It touches my heart so much because he has so much to lose. For me the icing on the cake is his distinguish, intelligent and passionate response whenever he is interviewed by the press. Just like my coworker who was in pain, even though I never felt it, but I was aware of her pain. His actions don’t seem as if it’s for show; he is aware of the pain.