So, here’s the thing.
People with disabilities are taught that we’re just lazy. That eventually, if we care enough, we’ll be cured. That we can shame our way out of being disabled.
This is counterproductive.
If you can accept the way you are, the way your mind works, the way your body works –
You can figure out how to do things in the way that *actually works for you*.
And you can do a lot more, than if you’re stuck in the mindset of thinking that shame will cure you.
Shame doesn’t create abilities. Self-hatred doesn’t create abilities.
Acceptance creates abilities. Understanding and working with your real configuration rather than against it can greatly expand what you can actually do. Even though there are abilities you will never have. There’s a lot you can do, if you understand and accept yourself as you are.