I started this blog over two years ago to call attention to a very disturbing trend, namely the lack of awareness of what a disability truly is, and the lack of empathy towards others with a disability. In its place, my passion was -and still is- to motivate and educate you on how to better address these situations.
Regarding the definition of disability, I mentioned to you that the biggest disability was of a bad attitude. I have seen people with extreme cases of cognitive impairment, yet their attitude is wholesome. I have seen jerks with master degrees and all appendages in tack.
We really need to learn from one another how to express our opinions a lot better! Now that we have all heard the verdict from the George Zimmerman trial, some streets were ablaze with the cacophony of disapproval over the verdict.
As a nation, we must take care that our freedom of speech does not erode of responsibility to ‘be our brother’s keeper’. In other words, just because we have the right to shout down opposing views, we must be mindful that that other individual also has valid concerns.
I know for a fact that as I continue to work within the disabled community, I continue to meet up with individuals (who have disabilities) who understand this, and whom we can learn from.