As part of my Words of Wisdom Wednesday series on my Psychology Today blog, I interviewed a classmate of mine from high school yesterday. This woman’s words were truly inspiring. These are my two favorite quotes from the interview. Wouldn’t it be a better world if all people lived their lives like this?
“I think the biggest stereotype about people with disabilities is that we are all lazy and that we can’t do anything for ourselves. I think people are also very afraid to get to know us because they don’t understand us. The saying is really true I think…”People are afraid of what they don’t understand.”
“If I could tell society one thing about disabilities, it would be that we may have to do things differently, but we’re still capable of doing most things. Don’t treat us like we’re broken. I think some people in society need to learn this so that they can see what they are doing to people and how they treat people.
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