Mean Spirited Ignorant People Place Stigmas on The Disabled

I will be commenting in this article on a note a young lady placed on Facebook in regard to people who pre-judge (scoff) at others who have need to use a government issued handicap sign for use of handicap disabled parking spaces. Her note goes along with other stigmas directed at the severely physically-challenged. I therefore used her truly wise article to type one of my own on similar subject-matter (as a disabled person).   Now, to the subject-matter. – – – handicap parking space

{This first paragraph is a general commentary on the hatefulness that has developed in the human population. Afterward, below this, I go into the “handicap stigmas”, this article is titled in regard to.} GENERAL COMMENTARY:The majority of the US population and most likely people in other countries as well are witnessing the attitudes of people having changed dramatically over the past few decades. This is especially true of the last decade to date and I have even heard radio show hosts talk about it on many occasions. Jesus Christ himself stated that in the last days (at the part of mankind’s current dispensation, that “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” (Matthew 24:12). Christ in his wisdom, was giving us a picture in this end-times sermon, demonstrating the past love mankind had for each other as being like a candle that has soft or liquefied wax on/in it that hardens after being burned. With each passing year, that wax becomes more hardened and hardened hearts are incapable of genuine love. The cure of course is to become “a new creature in Christ” (2 Corinthians 5:17) or to renew their fellowship with Christ Jesus and allow him to “shed abroad his love in their hearts through the Holy Spirit” (Romans 5:5). .

I have a handicap hang-sign for my front mirror, however, I only use it if there’s not parking already close enough to get in and out of the place I’m going into. I have Stage 2 non-smoker related COPD, a ruptured disc about mid-spine and an inch-long cyst in my lower spine (near tailbone), stage 4 deteriorated knee cartilage and shoulder rotator cuff deterioration, Mitral Valve Prolapse in my heart, among a few other things, I have days of symptom flares and some days of feeling relatively normal. On bad days I’m grateful for my handicap parking “privilege”. I’ve had the exact same thing happen with “the looks” – some even have a half-way laugh type smile on their face. If they could feel one of our worse days just once, I don’t believe they would display their “righteous indignation” ever again. The Government doesn’t give these signs out without solid proof of one’s disabilities, so these people shouldn’t call the Government stupid when they deem a person “disabled/Handicapped”. For many of us, we mask our symptoms when possible, therefore people often remark “he doesn’t look sick to me”. I’ll also mention that the wanna-be he-men types make statements like (excuse the bluntness but this is a true example). “By God I sure wouldn’t get a government hand-out, I would keep working even if I had to crawl to get it done”…pilgrim. Ignorance can sure run deep in some people.

“The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.” (Proverbs 10:21) .

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