It’s not just about having a disability, or facing prejudice based on a ‘difference,’ there are many reasons why no matter what you do, your face doesn’t fit.
It’s also not about trying to work harder, to change the way you are just to fit in or working on what you think, others think is the problem. No matter what you do if attitudes don’t change you may never fit in.
Issues with fitting in start with institutions as far back as a child. Just going to school, can see children beginning to question their place and whether they ‘fit in.’ When it comes to physical or mental disability, we don’t always fit in.
Many people fail to see that although we may present differently, underneath we are no different to anyone else, but when it begins to feel like no matter what you do, you’ll never be good enough, then it’s time to walk away.
When anyone goes out of their way to make you feel awkward, inadequate, or you’re the problem, then you know it’s time to walk away. It’s better to quit whilst you’re winning, rather than wait to be pushed and even if you’re not pushed, it may not stop people making things difficult.
If you believe in yourself, you will walk away. It’s always important to fit in and find your own place, a place that you’re comfortable with.