Anything that deters
Only what impedes you … in
Inspiration for all when
overcome with aplomb.
What makes certain actions
more difficult for some.
Often what necessitates
resourcefulness in order to realize potential.
A strong headwind that
requires extra effort in order to make headway.
Physical or mental
shortcomings that require adjustments if one is to compete.
One of life’s gauntlets that
challenges you to discipline and strengthen yourself.
A loss or short-circuit that
compels refocusing and often excelling in doable skills.
A hindrance that restricts
‘normal’ behavior and demands other means of attaining goals.
- Perhaps attitude
determines how much of a handicap is a handicap.
- Perhaps every person is
‘handicapped’ and unique with their personal challenges.
- Perhaps a society’s
acceptance of physical and mental diversity is a measure of
its civil maturity.
- Perhaps adaptations to
genetic and childhood shortcomings and malfunctions are
NORMAL for the adaptor.
- Perhaps diminishment,
demolishment, dissolution in one area of our lives naturally
leads to growth in other areas.
- Perhaps ‘restricted’
movements and mental anomalies present opportunities for
displaying ingenuity and determination.
- Perhaps everyone has
handicaps when comparing abilities; perhaps no one can be
competent in, much less master all activities.
- Perhaps we are all
striving for perfection; perhaps the vulnerable nature of
the physical prompts us to seek perfection within.
- Perhaps accepting and
overcoming bodily ‘alterations’ builds character, inspires
others and strengthens loving bonds with supportive
- Perhaps loss of a limb
indicates you are more than just your body; perhaps
awareness that the physical is not you directs your
attention to inner resources.
ESSAY ON HANDICAP by EDWIN
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