On Interdependence - on the Day before Independence Day 2012

Interesting.

For the sake of the debate let's accept the overlay on Nick's photo below "The distance between the dream and the achievement is called attitude."

The distance.jpg
Interesting.

For the debate we accept that "The distance between the dream and the achievement is called attitude."

Then what? 

Well, the statement on the photo only kicks the ball forward until we confront the unasked question, "The attitude of WHO?"

The simple saying, with images of a person with a disabilities as "heroic" indicates that the solution lies entirely with the individual - and therefore the blame is also with those who fail to be heroic.

The logic of independence is as absurd to those whose experience what life teaches them at every present moment - the value of interdependence.

The challenge is to humanize the narrative on human differences. To date there are only three characterizations reserved for the person with a disability:

Hero
Victim
Villain

I guarantee that those of us with disabilities already do challenge that crippling narrowness of mind - every day with the witness o our very lives.

I guarantee as well that you will never knew us even a little, until you risk knowing us fully as human beings.

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