Netflix.

March 29, 2013

I watch a lot of netflix and here are some of my favorites I have seen lately.

Series
House of Cards – about corrupt politicians
Touch – a child with autism can’t speak but uses numbers to communicate to help others
Freaks and Geeks – high school in the 80s
White Collar – a con is released into FBI custody to help fight crimes

Movies
The Giant Mechanical Man
Amber Alert
Big Fish

Check them out.

Therefore I Am [Not]

March 19, 2013

French philosopher RenĂ© Descartes came up with the “explanation for it all”: “I think, therefore I am”. Years later, his statement turned into “I _________, therefore I am _____________.”

Although the saying has all but disappeared, the feeling is still there. In social media “groups” of disabled people discussing like issues, I feel like a lot of people with disabilities are like “I have a disability therefore I am disabled and unneeded”.

While his concept was true to an extent, I think if you are going to label yourself or put yourself into a category, it shouldn’t be able to fit into two blanks to define you.

The problem with many people with disabilities is they are given no hope. The government doesn’t help like it should and as a result people with disabilities feel like they are irrelevant.

Personally, I try not to do the whole ____ therefore I am _____ thing. If I did I would be living in the past or letting my circumstances define my life.

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Food Stamps for free?

March 15, 2013

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A friend got this sent to him on accident. I don’t need to elaborate. Its a pretty clear indicator though of how flawed the ”system” is.