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Mihai Micsa

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10 Comments

  1. 1

    GetOverYourself

    Why would you write this article and try to tear down something nice for a child?
    You seriously have some mental issues.
    Get over yourself.
    Your article reveals a lot about your own miserable self.

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    1. 1.1

      Mihai Micsa

      I wasn’t even going to approve your comment, but then I thought – why not? You’re just proving my point – this is far from being ‘something nice for a child’. It’s for people like you to reaffirm their self-worth through a simple click.
      Luckily enough, you and others like you won’t ever miss the chance to reveal your true selves. I mean, really – judging and ‘diagnosing’ me with a mental illness just because my opinion is different than yours? I truly believe that even Colin would be ashamed of you.

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  2. 2

    Melissa

    I think you have construed this page all wrong. The family did not ask for the massive attention, cards or gifts. “Mom” simply wanted a few of her friends and family to post well-wishes for Colin on his birthday. The public took this viral, not the mother. You do not know what will be done with the gifts, perhaps they will be donated in Colin’s name, perhaps they will fund his college education. And you do not know the folks sending the gifts; they may also be donating to those starving children you referred to. Will Colin still BE alone with his family on his birthday, maybe. But will he FEEL alone, absolutely not. This little boy has unknowingly brought over 2 million people together world-wide to celebrate his life & love, lessons have been learned and taught. The “mean” kids at school should be jealous, it was most likely their behavior that helped create the situation, however, I believe most of them are going to WANT to be his friend due to his new-found “celebrity” status. If not, then that’s their problem. Colin knows he has millions of people who care for him, he needs no confirmation from the bullies at school. This little man is going places in life much farther than this page. This might be his 15 minutes of fame, let him have it!

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    1. 2.1

      Mihai Micsa

      Far be it from me to take his 15 minutes. But I think I am entitled to an opinion. And you may be right about what you say, but, as is my case, it’s only what you ‘think’ is going on. If I were any of the parents, I would’ve announced that gifts will be returned, because that wasn’t the point.
      And as for bringing 2 million people together… I don’t know about that. However, I’m fairly certain most ‘likes’ are the result of an established trend right now, and not of people actually caring about the issue. Also, let’s be honest – we’re talking about two million clicks, not two million people actually contributing with something.
      All in all, I do hope you’re right and I really do hope I’m wrong.

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  3. 3

    Melissa

    One more note, I’m wondering why the comments posted on YOUR page have to be approved by you? If you are going to put yourself into something that may bring controversy, be prepared to take the heat. Don’t set yourself up to pick and choose what you want people to see.

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      Mihai Micsa

      I get hundreds of spam comments each day with links to other websites. Some of them are handled by a plugin, others need to be reviewed by an editor (me). Any and all non-spam comments on this article have been made public. Just look at the first one.
      Of course, I completely understand you being skeptical. And a short answer would be: my playground, my rules. But I can assure you I’m not a hypocrite, regardless of what others may think.

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  4. 4

    Angie

    I agree on worrying how this will affect his relationship with his classmates in the future. Let’s face it…kids can be cruel, and this may only contribute to the problem.

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    Belle

    This is an incredibly depressing and incorrect outlook on the entire situation.
    So Colins’ mom wanted Colin to have a few friends and in the end a bunch of people gathered together in an act of LOVE!
    They’re not “celebrities” and they were absolutely not trying for a publicity stunt!
    I know you’re not alone in this.
    To many people seem too bitter to believe miraculous things DO happen.
    Anything GOOD that occurs has to be a “publicity stunt” or have “other motives” because for some reason it seems pure compassion has become a fantastical idea.
    Well if anything I’m sorry that you believe all that.
    It’s not going to make you any happier.
    Nor is spreading this negative outlook.
    Even IF people agree with you negativity feeds on negativity.
    You’ll just end up in a free-fire rant of anger.
    To conclude I direct you to a quote by Adam Horowitz
    “I suggest you let go of cynicism and embrace hope and optimism.”
    Please have a wonderful day, Mr. Micsa.
    I hope you see something that makes you smile.
    :-)
    I mean it. ♥
    Everyone deserves happiness.
    @->Belle

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    1. 5.1

      Mihai Micsa

      I would’ve really believed (better yet put – “would’ve liked to believe”) that you’re this nice person who still sees the world in big, bright colors. And I can’t pick a bone with those kind of people – they’re genuinely nice and it’s impossible not to like them to a certain degree. Impossible even for me – and as you might have noticed, I’m not that much of a people person.

      But you’re not one of those nice people. Because, in your first sentence of that heartfelt speech you just gave, you used the word ‘incorrect’. And as I make it my business to mind words, their uses and missuses, I couldn’t help but notice that smudge on your ‘kindness’.

      That kind of smudge will soon be hopefully reminiscent of organized religion, Victorian teaching methods and self-righteous hippies… with fairies on their spines and butterflies on their titties. http://bit.ly/1h4RfiD

      Mike.

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  6. 6

    Belle

    To start off I am sorry about that said “smudge”
    pray let me ask that you don’t hold a grudge.
    Were we person to person and speaking our edits I’d have clarified that’s not what I meant I said it.
    I’d like to state, in opinion is all that you said what I’m not in a similar squall.
    No I should not have said “you’re incorrect”
    But when you say what I’m not that seems just as direct.
    It’s an opinion which we’re all entitled. I believe in this time said opinions are vital.
    And if you proofread this statement and have issues with rants this time I’ll apologise to you in advance.
    Such is the web and the freedom to share.
    If we don’t catch a typo we may catch au contraire.
    I know you can choose whether or not to believe it
    but I AM sorry, Mike so please take that or leave it.

    @->

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