People with disabilities...

@lady1993 (16895)
Philippines
January 12, 2013 10:16pm CST
Sometimes i think it is better to just let them die.. It is very mean of me, i know. But since it is really horrible how some people torment them and make fun of them. The kids also feel they are a burden to their parents... But in the bright side, they can be source of inspiration too. Why can't there be just a cure for every disease or disability?
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@maximax8 (27979)
• United Kingdom
28 Jan 13
I was offered an abortion at 36 weeks pregnancy and I explained no way would I do that. I let my disabled son be born and now he is a happy little boy of 5 years old. He has normal intellect and he can speak. He is in a wheelchair and he has many medical appointments. These medical people like surgeons have tried to help him and have had limited success. I don't want him to die and I love him dearly. He is my son and I will always want to make him happy and comfortable. He goes to a mainstream school and he has a full time assistant. The other children seem to like him. He is getting heavy to move and carry. I am saving up to buy a second hand mobility car. A special needs baby is born to a lovely parent that loves her or his child. Other people should be caring and understanding. There are varying degrees of disability. I know some children that have autism and they seemed normal at birth. I like people with disabilities.
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@marguicha (92241)
• Chile
13 Nov 15
Hi Maxine. You commented on this post years ago. And your visit to my house was special because your son is so sweet. Leticia and I remember him.
@marguicha (92241)
• Chile
13 Jan 13
We all have disabilities. I think that people who think , like you, that we should let handicapped people die are handicapped in another way. I don`t think euthanasia is the answer to anything. But I would think the best answer cound be compasion and generosity. AND respect. WE are all human beings, you know.
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@marguicha (92241)
• Chile
13 Nov 15
@ivyparkgirl Some people can´t help doing that. THey are mentally impaired. Some people have other disabilities. Even here, there are disabled people who have a need to write too much about nothing. It bothers me, but I don´t wish them to die
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@lady1993 (16895)
• Philippines
13 Feb 16
@marguicha I know, i'm sorry if i have offended you in any way.. i do not think that way all the time, there are just days when it seems to be the easy way out
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@marguicha (92241)
• Chile
13 Feb 16
@lady1993 Some days we don´t even want to look at ourselves in the mirror. I know that. But saying that here could hurt very much a lot of people. That´s why I answered like that. Several of the biggest geniouses have been desabled in some way. Just think of Stephen Hawking.
@Jennlee3 (292)
• United Kingdom
13 Jan 13
Your statement is not just "mean" as you say, it's ignorant and offensive. Firstly, you've made no distinction between physical and mental disabilities (not that I believe either are a burden to society and should be left to die). But some people have their minds fully in tact and just host a physical disability. Others, have completely abled bodies but a mental disability. Some people are not born with their handicap-- for example, a good friend of mine born 100% healthy got into a skiing accident and now is in a wheelchair for life-hence, he has a physical disability- should we kill him too? You can not lump all disabled people into one category as there are various types and severeties. Also, they are not a burden on society. All your statement proves is that we need to educate the public about disabilities so they don't host these malicious, ignorant and offensive anti-ability attitudes. If kids are being bullied for their disabilities, the problem doesn't lie with the disabled community for being disabled, it lies with the bullies who need to be educated about tolerance.
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
13 Jan 13
I totally agree with you Jenn, and I couldn't have said it better. I am disabled. It wasn't part of my life plan, but it is what it is. My disability came about because of an illness that affected my spine, so I have difficulty walking and standing. I see a lot of disrespect for disabled people. It's obvious I am struggling when I am out, but people cut me off, brush by me arrogantly, and just have no time to think about what they're doing. I can only hope the writer of this discussion never has to deal with being disabled or having a loved one disabled.
@topffer (33800)
• France
13 Jan 13
If a car hurts you today and lets you disabled, I am not sure you would have the same opinion tomorrow... Maybe you will then realize that a person can be disabled and can also enjoy life. I hope your family does not share your principles and will not let you die.
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@jugsjugs (13045)
13 Jan 13
The problem is with the people that make fun of people with disabilitys, not the people who are disbled. I feel that there are lots of people with many disabilitys that try to make the most of what kind of life they have and never moan, where as people who are for a better word normal moan constant for no reason at all.
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@vernaC (1493)
• Romania
13 Jan 13
Not that I don't care but the problem is not about the disabled people but the normal ones. Why don't we just accept and learn to love them for exactly who they are. Swiping out disable people doesn't mean swiping out bullies. If the parents will make these disable people felt being loved and treat them normally then they wouldn't feel a burden to their family.
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@dandan07 (1908)
• China
13 Jan 13
I do not think let them die is a good choice. Though life to them is very hard, they still have the chance to get love and happiness. If they think they can live well, we should try our best to help them. Giving up is not a good habit, especially to life. And I think only themselves can decide how to deal with their lives.
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• Philippines
15 Jan 13
we are not perfect. people are bound to have disability in one way or the other. There are people who have physical, mental and emotional disability. Each of us has it.
@marguicha (92241)
• Chile
13 Nov 15
@ivyparkgirl I wouldn´t go to those programs if I did not like them. I prefer to stay at home and take care alone of my infirmities.
@lady1993 (16895)
• Philippines
13 Feb 16
@marguicha what programs are you talking about?
@savypat (20247)
• United States
13 Jan 13
How will we dispose of these bothersome people? How will you know which ones are more worthless than others? When will this be decieded? Who's going to do it. Sorry you'll get no support from me on this. Better we give zero leeway to those that would harm them in any way. If we treasure these people and make sure they get the very best life experience possible, juat maybe the Christ child is returning disabled? A very smart Nun taught us that if we could see Christ in all people, the kingdom of heaven would be here on earth.
@marguicha (92241)
• Chile
13 Nov 15
@ivyparkgirl Noone is worthless, dear. I prefer people with diapers and mean minded people as some of the people with power in this world.
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
17 Jan 13
There is nothing wrong with disabilities the one we should blame is the normal people. If they can pay respect to this group and at least understand their situation they would not make fun of the disabilities. What if we are in their place?? Anyway they are strong people and yes, we should be grateful that we are born as normal people.
@babyeve (1051)
• Seychelles
14 Jan 13
It is up to God to decide Dear. To us they look like they are suffering, but you never know how they feel inside. I know it is not easy for their families to cope with the hassle of taking care of them. But with time, you merely get used to it and God continuously gives the strength and patience to take care of them.
@Shavkat (60594)
• Philippines
14 Jan 13
We cannot foretell the future, I feel also bad for them being disabled. But then, there are PWDs in every part of the world have their own ability to work as normal people. They just need to be patient enough to face the challenges.
• Philippines
13 Jan 13
People have different perception on persons with disabilities, although yes sometimes other would assume that they should be better off letting go, however it is not a good idea to think on such most especially that such people are trying hard to live a world as if it is normal though they know themselves that they are teased by how they look differently. It really boils up to people’s understanding on such disabilities, and we should be reminded that we are equal in our creator’s eyes. Regardless if one has a disability or not, as long as they don’t do any harm on us. Just let them be. They are human, and they should be treated human as well.
@devonavis (1857)
• Greece
13 Jan 13
If they were born that way, it is not definitely their fault. That is why the family especially the parents should be the first to love them because if not, who could? Yes you are right, their are so many people with disabilities who keep on fighting with life, they serve as our inspiration to do more. Those people who torment and make fun of them are fools.
@McCreeper (781)
• United States
13 Jan 13
We are reaching an era where technology will be the answer to most of these problems, though it still needs a lot of research. Yes, people are mean, but being blunt here, it is just a part of life. It's the feeling of achievement where despite having over hundreds of people trying to put you down, you surpass these people and make a living for yourself.