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.’ We get to call the shots on how we see ourselves.
With Cerebral Palsy, I see myself as whole, because I choose to see myself as normal. 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.
We need to keep working on how we see ourselves. 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.
Not to see ourselves as normal 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.
Sadly, when we see ourselves as broken, we will 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.
I believe it’s important. We should work at seeing ourselves as whole. I believe we should never emotionally, be a half of something.