The Social Problem of Disability

April 27, 2013

I’ve said this many times to many people, but I’ll say it once more,

“Disability is 1% being unable to do something and 99% people telling you that you can’t do something.”

Disability is not a medical or psychological pathology, but a social disease. Before the disease can be cured and that prejudice can be done away with, society has to change how it looks at people with handicaps. We are all handicapped in one way or another, some wounds are just more apparent than others. Some scars, just easier to see.

The chain is only as strong as the weakest link. We are only as great as the least among us. Until that moment when we look at each other and see only fellow human beings, equally deserving of respect and consideration, society will remain disabled.

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