Thinking about the questions will bring out the person who you really are. Because being told who you are and what you can do does not make you the person you are.
Who are you?
You are a person, human with bones, blood, skin etc. You have your own thoughts and can do certain things that every person can do. Such as beating heart, breathing and thoughts of your own.
What defines you?
The things that define you are your own thoughts. Not just what can do. It's not what people think and what they think you should or be. So the disability does not define you either.
What do you want to do?
What are your dreams and aspiration is basically what this question is. Because those are really what you are. As your brain is where your own limitations are. And are what you have. And as a child, you don’t see limitations as a person physically or mentally. It is only when the people around you tell you what you can or can’t do. Then it is learning what the body has is the main limitation. You have to learn because if you set your mind to anything you can do it.
What can you do
This is the question that really should be what can your body do? Then decide what you can’t do. Because you are amazing!
What can’t you do?
What you can’t do is really what can’t your body do? Because these are the things that limit your life and what you want.
What do people think you can do?
Is really a question you should ask the people around you. Because you know what your own limitations are. Both physically and mentally. You should be able to do anything you want with aids to assist you in your dream because people should be educated to show that the disability does not define you.
What do you believe you can do?
This is where you can really think about what you want to do and physically actually do on your own or with help.
What do you expect to do?
This is where you have to be realistic because of what society expects of you no matter what you can do on your own.
What I am trying to say is that you are the only person to listen to. Because you know what you are capable of both mentally and physically. No one else is knowledgeable about your own body. Yes, they may know about the condition and what may occur. However, they don’t live with the condition day-to-day and get the tiredness. Or the pain that comes from day-to-day living with the disability. Which I have posted in
No matter what you feel like as a person and how you are living. You are important and valuable as a person being able to show that even with a disability you are worth a lot. But you have to get people to understand what you really are capable of.
I’m writing this because there are times that I’m fighting to actually show people what I’m capable of rather than being treated as a person who can not do anything for themselves. And this is why I started this blog.