How do you perceive people who are handicapped? Or politically correctly speaking..physically disabled?
Mind.. I have no axe to grind with them but was watching a news article on a community event. It’s a ‘healthy lifestyle’ campaign and ‘for the first time!’, physically disabled individuals are part of the event.
This is followed by the usual sound bites about how they’re physically disabled but are still socially and mentally active. How many of such sound bites have we heard from ANY events that physically disabled people participate in?
Must we,as a society be reminded of this so often? And more importantly, is this a truly accurate portrayal? How many handicapped person do you personally know that are so positive? Are we putting light the inconveniences (and anguish?) they actually feel? Or are we trying to convince ourselves that they can fend for themselves and that we are looking out for them?
Many questions? I don’t have any of the answers.
But it’s just something to chew on as I narrate the closing sequence of said news piece. The reporter stood in front of 2 portable toilet units and said with a perfectly straight face,”the organisers EVEN rented these 2 toilets that are custom made for the handicapped”
Pardon my pom poms