Can we engage in conversation? Probably not, as I’ve found going off on political tangents is generally ignored. It seems sneaking in this sort of protest hidden beneath the sob story of a personal memoir works best to jerk the sensibilities. But there are plenty of stories out there in Blogville.
You will find a tons, by simply searching any of the many combinations of letter that relate to mental health disorders, ADD, ADHD, OCD, ODD, ect… (as I am sure I have not exhausted them all.) I’ll add IEP, as that comes when you have a child with ADD, ADHD, OCD, ODD, ect… There will be more if you care to type out the actual names of these disorders or as I call them differences. In Blogville, I’ve even heard terms for disorders I’ve never heard before, just yesterday as a matter of fact.
But below I have simply two examples of my philosophical thought. There were six or seven but I deleted them, as when contemplating I found, although I have taken them on as my own, they were probably thoughts of others that I’ve embraced and re-worded, therefore I excluded them. Like: referring to people as square pegs and instead of round wholes, replaced wholes with the round world. It kind of gives a bigger picture to the problem… and makes one wonder, why can’t there be square pegs on earth?
And then there is the subject of differences vs. conformity, and the land of, what was that… the free? But all that was deleted. Not original, not unique. How about marching to a different drum turned to drummer boy, listening and learning instead of condemning or stifling?
- It’s amazing how our differences aren’t necessarily a disability, that it is not until society uses those differences to discriminate against us, that our differences become disabling.
- We have come a long way accepting those with physical impairments, lets stretch our minds and accept there are minds that sometimes work differently than our own.
So, that was all that was left. Someone my say, I said that, that was my idea, or my ideology. To that I’ll say I am glad I am not alone with these views. Let’s talk about what can be done. What are your thoughts? Change begins with conversation, lets talk… Leave a comment.
You see… I was actually able to type this post without becoming enraged, having left out the personal. Ping-backs encouraged!