How-to make the sun rise in the morning

businessman on computer and cyber bullyingWhen you administer a blog, you see the search terms people use to get to your site.

Common search terms bringing folks to Disability Dunk Tank are:

– “how to shame losers”
– “how to shame losers on disability”
– “losers on disability”
– “how to shame disabled people”

The folks who come to me using such search terms gravitate to these posts:

I suppose such visitors are disappointed in the content they find in those posts.   MSummer metaphoraybe they’re heartened to learn that most disabled people who apply for and receive Social Security disability benefits feel plenty of shame just from the circumstance itself.

Learning ‘how-to shame losers on disability’ is as unnecessary as learning ‘how-to make the sun rise in the morning.’

Go ahead, check those off your to-do list already.

German Philosopher, Arthur Schopenhauer, wrote, “[m]ostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things.”  

To encounter adults who have lost the ability to work provides opportunity to assess human worth apart from earning power.  

Depressed Female Acne SuffererPeople have the ability to work for a finite period of their lives.   People do not usually have the ability to work when they are very young or very old.   Yet, people are valuable when they are children, and when they are elderly.

Disabled people who cannot work have the finite period of their work life, shortened.   Yet, they remain valuable.

Human value is not properly measured merely in economic terms.

And, for those who want to know ‘how-to shame disabled people,’ please know that you too may find yourself sick or injured or afflicted and learn first-hand that shame will come to you just from the circumstance itself.

Please … go now in peace and in good health.



One thought on “How-to make the sun rise in the morning

  1. Jon B.

    I just want to express my appreciation for your blog as well as your latest post. I like the compassionate and understanding perspective you bring to bear on disability issues. I too have many years experience in the field in different capacities. Public perceptions about fraud are generally wrong. Most claimants whether or not they have a winning case have a history of trauma, pain, depression and very adverse life experience. They have a story to tell. Advocates for the disabled are generally serving a noble cause. Keep up your fine work! I enjoy reading what you have to say and your perspective is a vital counter to the usual bloviating that is based on political ideology and is really without substance.


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