If we break a leg, we have a broken leg, but then how does a broken leg constitute us being broken? We’re broken, well not in the true sense of the word. I’m not sure I agree with the analogy that we ‘are broken.’ It’s an emotional thing.
Even with Cerebral Palsy I see myself as whole, because I choose to see myself as normal and may be that’s the key. I’m not half of something because I deal with a disability. I see myself as the same as if I were born without Cerebral Palsy.
What’s important is how we see ourselves, but we need to keep working on it. Perhaps it’s a society thing. If society didn’t constantly fill our minds with preconceived ideals; perhaps we would see ourselves as more normal.
I believe that not seeing ourselves as whole; breaks our confidence and self-esteem and under-estimates our worth as being human, because everything we think and feel is half of what we should think.
When we see ourselves as broken, we will go on to inflict how we see ourselves on other people. When we see ourselves as broken, we will hurt ourselves by what we see and the cycle continues.
Even with Cerebral Palsy I see myself as whole and why not? I believe it’s important and feel that we should at least work at seeing ourselves as whole. We should never emotionally be a half of something.