Ever Talked To Them?

@else34 (13666)
New Delhi, India
July 29, 2017 6:09am CST
Do you know a person who stutters? Have you ever talked to them?1 If yes,did you listen to them patiently or did you get annoyed, lost patience and left scoffing at them? Stuttering is a speech defect that can spoil all your prospects in life.
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@shikharava (1897)
29 Jul
Yes, I have talked to a few bunch. They are all good folks. Even if they stutter they keep me in good humor. I don't think that it should irritate anyone, in my opinion, because it's only a speech defect and can be improved upon in some cases. Even Alexander the Great had this speech defect, so did it stop him from achieving his dreams? - No. So why care if a person stutters or not. They are all people just like us, okay! They should be treated equally. They don't need your words of sympathy, really. They just need your words of appreciation of what they have to say. Many great comedians also had this speech defect. But they put this defect to good use and became great comedians. I guess, people tend to learn better and they learn it all; it's not about defects, it's about the will to overcome and succeed. (*_*)
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@else34 (13666)
• New Delhi, India
30 Jul
@shikharava You are absolutely right.Stutter can be cured.It's just a speech defect.It's mental,not physical.Those who have this speech defect lose their self confidence.They can speak fluently,but think they can't and that's the root cause of stuttering. And do you know,Nambudiripad,a former chief minister of Kerala,was a stutterer?
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30 Jul
@else34 nope, I don't know anything about him. (*_*)
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30 Jul
@else34 nope, I don't know anything about him. (*_*)
@Jackalyn (6644)
• Oxford, England
29 Jul
i have a friend who stutters. I got very annoyed when someone said he had a learning disability. He doesn't. He is a shy guy who has a stutter and who is actually quite intelligent. Why would anyone scoff at anyone. We all have something but like my discalculia, it does not always show.
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@else34 (13666)
• New Delhi, India
30 Jul
@Jackalyn You are absolutely right.Nobody has the right to scoff at someone else.One of my close friends stutters,but he is extremely intelligent.The only minus point he has is his speech defect and it has prevented him from having a bank job.
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@Jackalyn (6644)
• Oxford, England
30 Jul
@else34 That is such a shame.
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@else34 (13666)
• New Delhi, India
31 Jul
@Jackalyn Of course.And that's why he is depressed.
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@Bodyandbrain (13888)
• Gurgaon, India
30 Jul
I have talked to them and yes I have patience to listen to them.
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@else34 (13666)
• New Delhi, India
30 Jul
@bodyandbrain I highly appreciate you for being so much sensitive.Most of us don't realise the pain and frustration that those who stutters undergo.One of my friends is a stutter and I know how much depressed he is.
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• Gurgaon, India
30 Jul
@else34 yes my friend it is really a serious problem for the person who shutters because it is out of his /her control but people don't understand and even some mean people make fun of them. I deeply understand their pain because I had a neighbour boy who is my Rakhi brother also, he was always the target of fun by disgusting, mean children.
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@else34 (13666)
• New Delhi, India
31 Jul
@Bodyandbrain Leave alone children,even some elders never let a chance go to humiliate him.One of such elders is his maths teacher.He humiliates him in front of the whole class.
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@TriniTU (143)
• Philippines
29 Jul
did..and thank God i had the patience listening and encouraging them to say whatever they wanna say without thinking they'll be judged,laugh at or humiliated..coz if they feel better if we did that,truth is, they make us feel more better as human..
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@else34 (13666)
• New Delhi, India
31 Jul
@TriniTU Exactly.How fortunate we are not to be stutterer. Stuttering is a speech defect that,I think,only the unfortunate have.It spoils your life.Lack of self confidence causes stutterring. They can speak fluently,but think they can't.
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@TriniTU (143)
• Philippines
31 Jul
@else34 I agree..and they are not meant to be laughed at or bullied..
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@else34 (13666)
• New Delhi, India
1 Aug
@TriniTU Exactly.Stuttering is just a mental problem.It can be cured.A stutterer requires sympathy to regain their lost self confidence.
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@SHOHANA (7074)
• Bangladesh
11 Aug
well i never got a chance to talk with them, i think i have patience to deal with them :)
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@else34 (13666)
• New Delhi, India
12 Aug
@SHOHANA I am so glad to know that you can listen to a person who stutters patiently.This shows you are sensitive.I highly appreciate you.
@depromise (246)
• Lagos, Nigeria
1 Aug
yea have spoken to them several times.but one thing I notice is that people who stutter get angry easily.
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@else34 (13666)
• New Delhi, India
2 Aug
@depromise May be because the speech defect makeso them very sensitive to their self respect.What I have noticed is they are shy by nature.Shy and introvert.
• Nagpur, India
29 Jul
I also know some people who stutter. But I have also seen that they do not do this knowingly. There is some problem while talking to them, so they stutter. We should help such people and deal with them in a normal behavior.
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@else34 (13666)
• New Delhi, India
31 Jul
@Shailabhsonkar Yes,they don't stutter deliberately.I think stuttering is a habit that one might adopt unknowingly.It's a mental problem,not physical.Thoseen who stutters can speak as fluently as we can,but they are under a false impression that they can't speak fluently.
• Bucharest, Romania
29 Jul
I did have such a colleague when I was in school
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@else34 (13666)
• New Delhi, India
31 Jul
@Cristi_Ichim I have a friend who stutters.Now he is 25 and still have the speech defect.
@Paige32 (1603)
29 Jul
I have a friend who stutters and he is so sensitive about it. I usually let him finish hos statement, even though sometimes I just want to blurt out what he has to say so we can both call it a day. Lol
@else34 (13666)
• New Delhi, India
31 Jul
@Paige32 I can understand.You need a lot of patience to pay attention to what he tries to say.Most people don't have so much patience.They leave scoffing at them.
• United States
29 Jul
I had a boss that had a stutter and at times it was very difficult to listen patiently when going over different aspects of my job. We had to spend a lot of time together but mostly it was fine and it didn't bother me. I always felt bad for my boss cause I could see it frustrated her when she was trying hard to explain something important
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@else34 (13666)
• New Delhi, India
30 Jul
@Marilynda I understand.It is really very difficult to have patience to listen to one who stutters.One of the chief ministers of a state in our country India was a stutter.They stutter more either when they are excited or are going to explain something important which is the case with your boss.
• Japan
29 Jul
I have helped some of my students who stutter. I teach music and often people who stutter when speaking can sing with no problem and it gives them confidence. One of them became a performing jazz saxophonist.
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@else34 (13666)
• New Delhi, India
31 Jul
@petatonicsca You are absolutely right.They don't stutter while singing.And also they don't stutter when they talk to someone who havery sympathy for them.
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