Monday, July 14, 2014

The only disability in life is a bad attitude ... BS!!!!

"that quote, "The only disability in life is a bad attitude," the reason that that's bullshit is because it's just not true, because of the social model of disability. No amount of smiling at a flight of stairs has ever made it turn into a ramp. Never. "
Nor has "just think positive" made it possible for me to do the things my body refuses to do -- I HAVE tried, and failed, and tried and failed again -- and constantly believing "THIS one is the cleaning lady who's going to actually clean" hasn't turned any of them into the ideal housekeeper; they're still just lazy louts who are annoyed that I insist on being in the house while they're here, meaning they can't spray a little PineSol around to make it smell clean and then spend the rest of the 4 hours watching their soap operas, or rifling my drawers for valuables.
The real disability is people who tell me stuff like that as a way of getting themselves off the hook of having to help.  The next person who responds to a request for assistance with some BS about "I'm sure you can do it if you try" will be retrieving body parts from a 100-foot radius, because, thank you very much, I already have tried and discovered that I can't do it, or that I re-injure myself doing it, and that's why I'm asking you for help, because I already know that I CANNOT do it.  I've hurt myself trying in the past.  I've told myself to trust that I can get to the kitchen or the bathroom despite the overwhelming dizzy spells and have come to on the floor, bleeding profusely, because I have a $&^%&!! disabling condition, not because I have a bad attitude that causes me to lose consciousness when I sit or stand.

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