Re: disability

William Bangs (wbbangs@U.WASHINGTON.EDU)
Mon, 20 Feb 1995 12:04:02 -0800

Hi, Runar. I'm not really interested -- because I am myself "disabled".
I warn you of what I said (or rather, buried) in an earlier posting):
making the disabled into a community is dangerous because most of us
(those I know, anyway) want to be a part of the dominant culture, not
form our own. Of course you can research the effect that being disabled
has on aculturation, belief...Have fun whatever you decide.

On Mon, 20 Feb 1995, Runar Mar Bragason wrote:

> Does anybody have interest in disability and culture.
> Disability is growing in worlds population and is worth reasearcing.
> There is a lot to understand about disability which non-disabled doesn't
> quite understand. So that should at least be an argument that most people
> are disabled in other cultures.
> Runar Mar Bragason

Ben Bangs

We each must decide which values are worth saving,
which satisfactions are worth sacrificing,
what ultimately we wish from life.

I fear many do not give this proposition
the sufficient thought it deserves:
until they become too engrained in a superficial life,
too far removed to find such harmony again...