When people that don't understand the cause and management of IBD make statements about them

I 100% understand the frustration of IBD patients when people that obviously don't understand Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis make incorrect statements about the cause and management of them.

However, I do not understand why this results in name calling and insults! To me, this just proves that there's a very long way to go in terms of raising awareness and educating people about Inflammatory Bowel Disease. It should be seen as an opportunity to educate people calmly and respectfully!

If their response makes it clear that they're unwilling to listen or be educated, by all means inform them what a massive douchebag they are, but until then, the drama and nastiness is unnecessary!
Why is respecting others so fucking difficult for so many people? Did your momma's never teach you "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything"?

If your momma didn't teach you, surely Thumper in Bambi did?

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