Large Crowd Syndrome
Have you ever been in a large crowd where it seems that you are invisible? you are standing minding your own business and without cause someone rams into you. It’s worse when they don’t even acknowledge you with an “excuse me.” Don’t you feel dehumanized? I do. There is an entire community of people who experience that dehumanizing factor everyday.
The special needs community represents a vast array of people. They may all have different labels such as autism, cerebral palsy, mental disorder, Downs Syndrome, Blind, Deaf, paralyzed impaired, impaired, impaired BUT they share something in common – they are living in an overlooked community.
If there were a city in the world filled with these folks would New York or London be large enough to contain them? Doubtful! And if there were such a city would they strive to meet the needs of this vast and differing community?
Would this city recognize and accept the musical talent, the scientific prowess, the analytical genius, the ease to accept and embrace others, and the exuberant smiles that emanate from a child’s face.
The “Looked at Community”:
My question to the “looked at” community why do we overlook this community so often? Are we afraid to share the hardships that families must endure each day. Do we not have the empathy to give hope to a young family with a new diagnosis? Are we so engrossed in “us”, that we fail to realize the needs of “them”?
Maybe you also agree that not enough is being done to encourage this community. You would welcome the opportunity to write blogs of encouragement and be excited about the possibility to write useful non-fiction or fiction.
If you are looking for an outlet, then let’s talk there are many places where your skills can be used.