My father had a lot of favourite sayings, one of which was; “You honour your dead by living, not by dying with them.” I have always thought he was right about that. So, without further ado, let’s get on with it.
It [the video] stars a 29-year-old man named Scott, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a child. He can’t talk, has difficulty walking and has limited mobility in his arms, according to a Thursday Reddit post by user ciscomd.
I really like this video, and I rather agree with Scott’s claim that “People out there [who] have disability please dont be sorry for yourself.” He’s absolutely spot on because as soon as you start feeling sorry for yourself you accept that there is something “wrong” with you- that’s when the hateful-bastards win.
I don’t have cerebral palsy. I just talk funny, and that bugs the crap out of some people. But I don’t feel sorry for myself, and I will thank God every day that I grew-up with a father in the Army and a mother that is a social worker because I learned early on that the only person that would ever really and truly stand up for me- was me.
So when you see someone being treated poorly, even if that person doesn’t think they are being treated poorly, stand-up and say something. Speak-out and make it stop. Because as Smokey the Bear use to say about forest fires, “Only you can prevent discrimination.”