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:
- The Shame of Disability;
- Good morning you loser piece of dung, good-for-nothing, fraudulent drain on society, how may I help you?, and
- Yippee! The gu’ment’s givin’ away free cheese!
I suppose such visitors are disappointed in the content they find in those posts. Maybe 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.
People 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.