Sunday, September 27, 2009

Re-Thinking Independence

William Loughborough writes in the current issue of Independence Today about how language can sometimes define the perception of disability in society.
For the first few years of our lives, all of us are totally dependent on others for survival. Then, after discovering that we can survive without a full-time personal attendant -- usually "Mommy” -- we think that we are fully independent.

Read the complete essay here.

1 comment:

Carter said...

Thanks very much for the Loughborough essay, Gary. He's dead right, and practically nobody points this out. I am sick of "rugged individualists" and libertarians who don't realize they'd die in a week if it were not for all the people who make it possible for them eat, drink, and be dour.