Philosophy

This afternoon I read your post on Facebook regarding what disability rights taught you about privilege. In this post you discussed the issues of power, privilege and ignorance. You further wrote, "The fact is, people with disabilities - whether visible or invisible - face harsh inequalities. People with physical, sensory, intellectual or mental health disabilities do not benefit from the same opportunities as those without." Even with the Americans with Disabilities Act, your statement rings true. My familiarity with disability is the result of having been a caregiver for my mother - and to a lesser degree my father - and becoming disabled myself. Just to provide some background, my parent's - who divorced when I was one-year-old - each sustained an injury in 2000. Both of my parent's...
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Two recent events have me led me to write this letter. This letter is about people judging other people. Whether it's neighborhood gossip or something going on within one's family, we all do it from time to time. As I previously stated, there are two recent events that got me thinking about judging others. The first incident took place one month ago. On that particular day, I had attended a birthday party for one of my cousins'. After the birthday party, several family members - including me - went back to the house of one of my cousins'. We were sitting around, talking and catching up when one of my uncles asked me how my mother was doing. I responded by stating that the last time I spoke with my mother she was okay. This uncle then continued to press the issue by inquiring about how...
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I'm going to keep it short and simple. Here are a few 'pearls' of wisdom I've found on the internet: 1. Blood makes you related. Loyalty makes you family. 2. The only one sure thing in life is 'change'. Learn to embrace change even though it can be uncomfortable. 3. You must let go of all the things that weigh you down. Let go of anything that hinders your progress; move on. 4. Learn to live in the moment. You won't get this time back. Use your time wisely, stay connected with those who matter the most. 5. No matter what happens in your life, don't allow yourself to become hardened or bitter. But most of all, don't give up.
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I was with a group of people, doing a summer programme, and we all got told that we had to come up with a short speech. Normally, topics that get chosen are ones that are so popular in today's world: racism, cruelty, homophobia, religion etc. But, my speech was on being... Nice. How is such a concept ignored? These days, the world lacks in kindness. When kindness isn't there, people feel alienated and unhappy. Some people have committed atrocities, simply because they were bullied, (which is course, stems from unkindness), and then this affects many people. You can never know what someone else is going through, and when we start to exchange bitter for bitter, it slowly but surely depletes the world of kindness. It makes me feel sad that in a world of ground-breaking technology and...
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I fear what I CAN change and who I CAN become. I neglect myself in spite of myself for an ever growing list of reasons that even I can not begin to decipher. I keep repeating the same thing to myself over and over but I never follow through. I never follow through. I never follow up with the person who is most important. I am the least important. I never give myself the respect that I give to others. I never give myself the respect I deserve. I never let my voice to be heard. I never give to myself. I float from idea to idea never grabbing the concrete that built it. I let them all drift away and fill the sky up with new ideas. I repeat the same cycles over and over. I hate repeating myself. I love my family with all my heart. I love often with contempt. I do not love...
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Dear Helen Gunner, I have intended to write this letter for years but as you will know, I have been busy fighting for my life against your various employers, the Bishops and Diocese of Winchester. I have always been puzzled about why you and Joyce work in a Bishop's office when you aren't Christians. Well I guess, considering the Bishop's deceitful and unChristian Action and use of the press to discredit, abuse and destroy me, that it is because the Bishop isn't a Christian either. What kind of person, Christian or not, behaves as he has done? And what kind of secretary repeatedly slams the phone down on an abuse victim in distress and perverts the course of justice by acting against them? A Christian would never take part in, or be complicit in the terrible deceit that the...
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“It didn’t go the way I wanted it, it went a better way” In my 18 years of living I tried to precisely plan out every step I took. In my 18 years of living none of the steps I have planned out have gone the direction I wanted it. It went the way God wanted it. I use to believe I was the one in control Until everything around me fell apart continuously Until I found mysterious courage I didn't know existed within me Until I spent various long nights feeling helpless because this wasn't what I had mapped out I use to think I was in control until I ended up places that I never wanted or planned to be Until I was diagnosed with multiple mental health problems Until I realized that I have so much hope for myself and no idea where it’s coming from Until I somehow managed to...
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I'm having a hard time understanding our purpose in the world. The human race in all its time has done nothing but destroy, kill, bomb, steal, lie, cheat, rape, dominate, oppress, manipulate, I mean the list goes on and on. We live by the stories of our atrocities and believe our time to be better than before. But take a big long look at the world we are in now and try and convince me that we are better than our history. If anything our history shows us just how screwed up we really are. Our societies are built on the fear and stereotypes instilled on us for generations. In all aspects of life we are either with someone or against someone and always seeking revenge for wrong doings. After 9-11 we bombed civilians and called it the price of war. We kill those who kill us, torture those who...
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On June 12th, 2016, a mass shooting devastated an Orlando Nightclub in the United States, with a total death count over double that of the previous record-holding mass shooting, making it the largest in recorded American history. This shooting comes at a time in American history when discussions involving LGBTQ2S rights are causing great tensions, but also those involving terrorism, and the racial profiling that often is associated with terrorism. Currently, ISIL has been linked to over 70 terrorist attacks outside of Iraq and Syria since 2014, and this tragic event has been claimed by them once again. We live in a time when connection between people is easier than ever before. Many people have even claimed allegiance to ISIL over social media accounts like Facebook and...
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15/05/2016 Serious formal complaint against Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby and the Bishop of Winchester. Complaint addressed to Graham Tilby and Jane Dodds of the Church of England's National Safeguarding Unit with copies sent to 10 Downing Street, Buckingham Palace, the National Child abuse Inquiry and the Press and media who continue to advertise and glorify the Archbishop at the expense of abuse victims: Dear Graham Tilby and Jane Dodds and other recipients, I understand that the Church of England have for some reason felt the need to pretend to care about my welfare recently, suddenly and too late. Unfortunately the Church of England's relentless and severe damage to me means I see this as a farce; and while defamatory, misleading and untrue reports and articles...
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