posted on May, 11 2008 @ 11:22 AM
maybe we have no idea what mental handicaps are for. maybe the soul in the body of that individual chose that form so he/she could learn what it's
like to be an outcast, or maybe to teach others about compassion. Who knows?
I have a slight speech impediment, and I must say that you better be careful about who you are calling retarded, because if you don't think people
with difficulties have feelings, then you just don't think. It's not a question of pity. It's a question of empathy. Feel that person, and make
them feel just as important as you, because they are.
We can learn so much from mentally handicapped people that it's a downright shame we call them anything different at all just because we don't have
the same priorities. When they leave this world, they'll definitely know what it is to be humble. Some of the strongest personalities out there are
trapped in bodies that we have deemed "unfit", and we just completely underestimate their value. It's personal to me, because I just have a small
speech impediment, and look at all the # I've gotten... but I'm stronger for it.
Let's learn to treat these people with the same respect as we treat "norms", because ya know what? Humans look #ing weird and stupid to me, anyway.
All you perfect sex symbols, enjoy the prison while you can [believe that you] control it.
It's interesting to inhabit a body that you don't fully identify with. It kind of opens all sorts of philisophical questions, like "How can I be my
body when I don't identify it as me?" My speech impediment isn't me, so why do some people treat me that way?
The answer is easy. The body is not what makes the person, yet we're all brainwashed by EVERYTHING in the media to keep us from realizing that, and
to oppress those that have personal experience being disassociative from their body who could teach us a lot about ourselves, should we chose to
but we don't because we think our bodes are sacred, and therefore something ugly or misshapen must be less sacred, or deserving of punishment, or a
de-evolved amalgamous cancer or something.
What is intelligence? What is beauty? We have no right to even call them retarded or abnormal, because these concepts are abstract, in the way that we
really don't know ourselves what is "normal".
We're retarded for believing 99.9% of the # that comes out of our mouths. Mentally challenged people have a legitimate role, just like everyone else.
If you don't want them to be around because it makes you uncomfortable, then you gotta ask yourself "Why"?
Maybe the way you feel towards mentally/physically challenged people reflects your own inner self conflict? Maybe they are here to get you to see
that. Maybe they know people take advantage of them and do mean things to them, and they simply take it and seem "helpless" because they know their
role, and it's not their job to be "one of us". It's their job to teach us about cosciousness, peace, love, and compassion... things that they
seem to understand much more than the seemingly smart beautiful people who blow them off as a joke or something to be swept away.
[edit on 11-5-2008 by indierockalien]