Judged and Misunderstood

It’s been 10 years since Susan Boyle appeared on Britain’s Got Talent, and wowed global audiences. In January 2021 she was interviewed for Entertainment.

Since Susan’s first appearance she’s gone on to sell millions of records worldwide. In 2012 she was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome and says she feels she continues to be judged and misunderstood, by people who don’t understand the condition.

She says that people still look down their noses at her. I found out in January 2019 that I had Asperger’s Syndrome, which explains my own mental and emotional struggles as Susan’s words begin to sink in.

Disability brings discord and disharmony, not necessarily because others have anything against someone with a disability, but because not everyone understands how to deal with us because of how we may present.

Autism is a neurological disorder DSM-5 classified. I also needed time to learn and understand for myself,why I presented the way I did, why I have struggled, finding out about impaired emotions through cerebral palsy, I needed to understand about that. With autism, we also have anxiety to deal with.

Sensory issues are always difficult to deal with, made harder because there is a lack of understanding of what that means. We may deal with situations a little differently, and whilst we all have our different strategies and coping mechanism, others need to accept that.

In a world that is already changed through Covid-19 and it’s not just about disability and being different, tolerance, patience and understanding is what is needed.

Source: https://www.entertainmentdaily.co.uk

28 Feb, 2021

2 thoughts on “Judged and Misunderstood

  1. People may often say that kids can be cruel, but they can actually be downright sadistic, which they seem to learn from their parents.

    If you’re different from what is considered ‘normal’ people tend to be very judgmental, even when it’s not a way that you would choose to be.

    My girlfriend is extremely upset with me, due to my ADD and obsessive thinking; but it isn’t like I do these things just to annoy her.

    I’m sure that is why I relate to my niece so well who happens to have Asperger’s, seeing as I have a lot of the similar issues.

    It is frustrating and aggravating that people actually think we want to be the way we, are when we would actually give just about anything to be normal!

    1. Thanks Randy. I think it’s good that a celebrity like Susan Boyle has come forward to talk about her disability in this way.

      Our differences should be embraced. If the shoe were on the other foot, others would want you to be more tolerant.

      Yes, I agree with you, I am sure if you could choose to be ‘normal’ you would, if it meant you were not being judged or misunderstood for being different.

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