On the Deepest Level – Don’t We All Want Some of the Same Things?

Please do forget politics for just a moment. Please.  Simply read this brilliantly written blog from a young man with Down syndrome. I want his voice to be heard. He teaches ALL of us – not just one thoughtless person – but ALL of us that people with disabilities are no different than any of us where it really matters most.  They simply want us all to treat them with the same dignity and respect that we would show any other thoughtful, intelligent, hardworking person.

Click here to read his important words:

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  1. Oh Linda, I just love his line, “No one overcomes as much as we do and loves life so much”!  Such wonderful perspective.  

  2. I had read this article before, and was moved by his amazing heart-felt words!  Thanks for sharing it.  

  3. I can’t stand the use of that word either. Yes, we live in a country where people have the freedom to speak freely. And I respect that. But we also live in a country where people have the right to hold others accountable for that speech. And I respect that too.   I will continue to believe that those who judge a group (and I do mean ANY group) as a whole, are few, and that those who judge a man by his character are more. I have met far more people who are kind, than I have met who are not. 

  4. What beautiful words. I grew up believing that particular word was offensive and inappropriate as did most of my friends. Not sure when it became cultural slang, but I had to explain and correct my own daughters the first time they used it "jokingly" to a friend. They haven't since and I hope Ann doesn't either.

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