Sunday, April 30, 2006

I have an idea

In my dealings with people and the way they seem to respond to a person with disabilities...

I'm going to experiment. I'm going to start talking to people, look them in the eye, and be friendly and try a different approach. It occurred to me that I'm getting what I am putting out, and this may be something I have some control over.

I'm acting ashamed (which I should not be) and lowering my eyes and not expressing that I AM a capable person.

I'll start today, I'll let you know how it goes.

7 Comments:

At 1:07 PM, Anonymous Karin Fish said...

Wha's that thing that Dr. Phil says, "You teach people how to treat you?" It's true, but not in EVER case. Some folks are just idiots. The hard part is struggling with the feeling you get when these people "reduce" you. I applaud Lynne for seeing how she might contribute to these situations and trying a different approach. This just indicates the level of social intelligence she brings to these challenging situations in her life. I've always known her to rise, like sweet cream. Wow, really big huge!
Karin

 
At 1:22 PM, Blogger Lynda said...

Way to go, Lynne! You are a capable person. Others can't take that from you.

And any more rude library ladies, just say, "Excuse me, I am trying to get to such and such or so and so." Some people just get absorbed in their own worlds.

 
At 5:20 PM, Blogger Kid Sis said...

This is great. Good for you.

What are you discovering?

 
At 5:20 PM, Blogger Kid Sis said...

And Karin, I LOVE your last name! :)

 
At 10:56 PM, Blogger Lynne said...

I've tried being more open and friendly, in a general sense, but haven't really been confronted or had to confront anyone on the issue of feeling or being 'less than'.

I'll keep you posted.

Yes, Karin is a true Fish. (Karin, go to the blogger blog: Kid Sis in Hollywood and look up 'fishies'...you'll understand why she says that! You'll also be inspired, challenged, and likely will find some very interesting reading.

 
At 11:13 PM, Blogger Lynne said...

Lynda, you're right, my perception of the woman may have been simply that MY perception. She may not have even aware of me.

 
At 11:13 PM, Blogger Lynne said...

and thanks, Karin

 

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