Each case of brain damage is unique to the individual who has the brain damage, one size doesn’t fit all. We can’t know how a damaged brain works, because a damaged brain will always function separately from another damaged brain.
If those of us with brain damage don’t know what the implications are neurologically, it stands to reason others will know even less. The hard part for those of us with brain damage is us having to function around our impairment, what we deal with. That part is never easy.
We think a certain way because we have no choice, particularly when our thought process and learning is impaired, therefore it’s not right for others to comment as if they know and judge us, as if they know and to comment. We hear it out there in the media and in our personal lives too.
It’s easy to think we know, but unless we know, having walked a mile in another person’s shoes, we won’t know at all. When it takes us a while to work these things out for ourselves, other people can never know. Perhaps there needs to be a little bit more empathy from the people who should know better.
It’s never up to others to pass comment or pass judgment. The world needs to be more tolerant towards those living with a disability.