I find it hard to believe that people can be so closed minded and judgmental when it comes to the “disabled” population. Disability is a tough situation and can be rough for any one to live with when we come in contact with a person who just does not get it. The person could be much older than us or younger, it just does not matter, a person who does not get it, just doesn’t understand.
I hear some people say that just by saying the word “Special Needs” with regards to disability is still is not good. However, people all over who have a disability deserve the respect they see fit and should be called whatever they want to be called without disrespecting even if they like saying they have “Special Needs”. If someone does not want to acknowledge their disability, they have every right to be called a person with a ______ disability. However, if a person does acknowledge their disability, feel proud, and accepts every part of themselves including the disability, they have every right to be called _______ person. For instance, a person with autism or an Autistic person or a person with Aspergers or an Aspie. Another situation is, a person who is gay or a gay person which also leads into a person who is heterosexual or a Heterosexual person. Another one is person with no sexual interest or an Asexual person. You can probably think of more with regards to race, gender, transgender, religious beliefs or some people don’t believe in any faith (Atheist). However, when it comes to gender, most people just say their gender. There are so many different ways a person can be called, but every one has every right to be called however they see themselves. You can not define the way anyone is without asking the person how they define themselves. One final thought about that is you can not get angry if the person does not like to be called what you want them to be called. No one can judge someone’s ability to succeed by how they define themselves to begin with.
Acceptance of who a person is, is a very important thing to acknowledge. So, why can’t there be acceptance of that? There are too many people in the world who are Closed-minded who define themselves as the “Expert”, however to be a true expert, you must be open minded, learning constantly, asking questions, and accepting the way a person wants to be called depending on the person.
There are so many ways in which we define ourselves and we all have many different labels. Be proud of who you are and what you can do to succeed in your success in your life. Don’t let any one else define you, but you. Think about how you want to be defined and how you see yourself. Remember the glass is always full with the air we breathe. Nothing is ever empty because matter is always forming in different ways.
We are all made of the light within us that truly sparks us as we live and as we eventually move on passed being alive. Defining ourselves is an important part of what we need to do and finding our niche to our successes!