When we’re dealing with physical problems and are desperate to be heard, hurting and ignored for the most part, it’s easy to understand why we would withdraw and why others would then choose to define us as being lazy.
No one is born that way. Our environment and what we have to deal with has an impact and is often the reason why we behave a certain way. It’s a coping mechanism. No one consciously chooses to be a certain way, it’s done unconsciously.
I know that had my physical and emotional problems been addressed, I wouldn’t have given up so easily and my family wouldn’t have seen me as being lazy, but how wrong families can be. When I eventually left home, became independent, my outlook completely changed.
I became more pro-active, in life in general. I became interested. I went back to study, found out I had Cerebral Palsy, then set up and began to write for The CP Diary. Some four and a half years later, having never missed a day blogging, I am a totally different person.
I believe everyone has the potential for success regardless of how and where their starting point is. We don’t all start at the beginning. It’s completely wrong for others to define us, or for us to define ourselves in a certain way.
People can and do change and therefore our thinking must change.