The Real Disabilities

Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

“Part of the problem with the word ‘disabilities’ is that it immediately suggests an inability to see or hear or walk or do other things that many of us take for granted. But what of people who can’t feel? Or talk about their feelings? Or manage their feelings in constructive ways? What of people who aren’t able to form close and strong relationships? And people who cannot find fulfillment in their lives, or those who have lost hope, who live in disappointment and bitterness and find in life no joy, no love? These, it seems to me, are the real disabilities.” 
― Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember

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  1. There are learning disabilities, emotional disabilities esp anxiety and depression which can immobilize people severely. Other disabilities arise from living in poverty and high crime areas. People are in fear constantly leading to fear and despair.

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