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Muse #316 - and you have to find your own to thrive
Today is supposedly International disability day. And it is my turn to say my piece.
We are all able. In different ways. There is no one who is really disabled (except a very few outliers who are not blessed enough to survive without the support of others).
The definition of disability is through the lens of other people’s abilities. Not yours or mine. We’re all on a spectrum on everything. There are things one can do. And those one cannot. We should stop looking at what is generally considered norms. Norms have no meaning except to be used to judge and have an opinion. And such judgment and opinion are often wrong and biased.
I should know a lot about today. As one who is impacted with a bunch of different abilities. But I don’t complain. I accept who I am. Warts and all. And work every day to live with and thrive with whatever abilities I have.
Therefore when I say everyone is able, I don’t say it lightly. Some have different abilities from birth. Some struggle to acquire abilities. Some lose some of their abilities and flounder until they find other abilities that get them through life. It is classic life in action. Some are disenfranchised throughout their life where the world prevents them from acquiring skills or opportunities because of their economic status and other inequalities leading them to have limited abilities that stop them from having wider options. Through no fault of their own. The fault might be in the stars, but that does not explain it as I don’t believe in astrology.
Do your bit. Accept others as they are. Help anyone who asks for help. For anything at all. Don’t believe in privilege. Believe that everyone’s time will come. Rock on with whatever your abilities.