Thursday, October 7

Balance in all things! An observation in Equality.

In the beginning:


There has to be a balance in all things. Yet the scales of life throw wobbles. These wobbles can be about anything. 

And yet knowing where to make the balance is a difficult one. The lyrics for The Rythm of Life sung by Sammy Davis JR has the most meaning for me. 


However, I was having a drink and started to think about the balance of equality.


Equality in the simplest form:


In the simplest form equality is about ensuring every individual has an equal opportunity to make the most of their life and talent. 


There are other meanings too:


  • Equal proportions

  • Equal wages

  • Equal homes

  • Equal sizes



? Really?


Yet while having this drink and listening to a conversation I realised because everyone’s view on equality is different that it's not relevant. This seems odd but that is the point!



Example:

Take being colour blind; there are variations of this such as seeing two different shades of the same colour



But these are seen as the same shade when someone is colour blind. 


Ok So?


Applying this to the equality of people and the perception of what is right and wrong for that person is different for each one. Therefore it means that every person knows what is best for themselves personally. Although say for the physical side of the condition cerebral palsy there are similarities in each case yet each one is different. This means that no matter how much knowledge a specialist has they need to remember that the person who they are seeing knows the best about their personal situation. Everyone should not judge or disagree with the person whose life they are seeing. From an outsiders point of view. Because everyone is different and see things differently.


What can you do?

You can learn more about every disability you see and hear about. And educate the people around you who don't know about disabilities because although we are different we have so many things that are the same. 


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