|Posted by Ask Emily on March 8, 2014 at 2:45 PM|
Not all, but most people who live day to day with a disability, seek approval from others. I have no explanation or answers as to why this is, but I can tell you that all it takes is for one person to believe in a person with a disability and eventually they will start believing in themselves. It may not be over night, but in time they will start to realize that they do have a purpose and a belonging in this life. When someone believes in you, it is up to you to know that they see the real you and that they know what they are talking about. When that one person tells you that they believe in you, and that you have potential and that you are a great person, take that and run with it. Don't let others try and tell you any different. Some people have nothing better to do than to be critical and put others down, because that is the only life that they know. This is very sad an unfortunate, and they feel that they can try and pull everyone else down with them, but you have the choice to be strong and know that you are worth much more than that. When someone puts you down, or tells you that you can't do something, that should be what motivates you to try even harder to prove them wrong. When some of us were born, our doctors told our parents that we were not going to succeed in life and that we weren't going to amount to anything, and it would be in our best interest to institutionalize us before we reached adulthood. This sadly was a legality that hospitals and doctors did to cover themselves from legal issues and law suits. If you really believe that you can do something that you have been told all of your life that you can't do, find those who believe in you and do what you need to do to prove the rest of the world wrong. Granted, sometimes we may find that the doctors were right, but other times we might find that we can prove the doctors wrong. At least you tried even if you do not succeed, there will be other things in life that you just might be able to prove people wrong about. Look to those who support you in your goals and dreams and don't worry about the rest. They may or may not get to see that you have proved them wrong, but you will be able to live with the satisfaction for the rest of your life that you have proved them wrong.
Categories: General Comments