It could be way, way worse. And here is how, but don’t expect a list of other disabilities.
What could be worse than having a disability like, say...... Cerebral Palsy?
Here are some things:
Being mean-spirited and spiteful
Being angry at your life and fate for most of your life and missing out on all the beauty.
To lack compassion and empathy for others
To be ruled by fear
To indulge in rage especially against another
Being a parent, who holds back their love from their child.
Constantly focusing on what’s lacking and not appreciating what is working
To be ignorant (and I don’t mean IQ).
To never be of service to another human being or animal that needs it, especially if you have been asked for help.
Ok – so there is a start to a list of things that would be way worse than having a disability or parenting a child with disability. It is a list of things I have seen in people and myself sometimes chronically and sometimes infrequently. Ellie has CP but does none of the things on this list.
Who is better off?