It is not you but your ego that expresses judgment – that’s what I learned today 🙂
It’s 6: 45 PM on day 396 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, publish my Disability of the Day feature–I prepared it yesterday afternoon – listen to music, tweet about my Clean Water For All Campaign – no luck – feed myself yoghurt for lunch, watch TV, feed myself rice and curry for dinner and watch some more TV.
This morning while searching for new ‘disabilities’ to feature on Disability of the Day I came across one tweet that was offensive to my sensibilities which I will not share for fear that I might have taken it out of context in any case my first thought when I read it was how dare she but then I realized that I had no right to judge her because I was neither superior nor inferior to her – we were equal – why I am telling you this to remind you that words like retard – which I have been guilty of using all too casually in the past (I sincerely apologize to anyone to whom that is offensive) – and jokes like I wonder what your life would have been like if you had been born with oxygen are ABSOLUTELY UNACCEPTABLE. Does your ego run your life?
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If you’ve given to my cause or you can’t give now, please help me by sharing my cause with others. You can tweet about it like my friend Stan Faryna. This is the tweet he uses: @Nisha360 is a brave, smart young woman trying to make a better world for us all. Please help her do an amazing thing. http://bit.ly/hC7vOu
Stan’s very sweet for saying so, but feel free to write what reflects you best.
Thanks to all my friends out there who are helping me make my dream come true: to make a better world for all of us!