I Am Ashamed Of Education Essay

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I am ashamed. I am ashamed of my education. I am ashamed of the teachers who taught me. Why? Because when it came to educating me about disability not one teacher I encountered endeavoured to help me understand how the disabled feel. I am ashamed to have grown up in a world in which disabled people are treated like an exception, as if their life itself is an inconvenience and penalty. And I am afraid that this nefarious act will continue to be passed on to the next generation by us, and thus that generation will keep educating their children the same, erroneous concept, over and over again. So, I am here to change this education and the inequitable views of disabled. I am here to break your walls of stereotype towards the disabled. Fellow students, please listen carefully. Have you heard of ‘Transforming walls into doors’, or maybe you’re more familiar with ‘Changing obstacles into opportunities’? These are words from the breath-taking, motivational speaker, Nick Vujicic. He might have been born with tetra-amelia syndrome;…show more content…
They face daily discrimination; we do not express it but we’re irritated by their presence. An estimate suggests that there are at least 93 million children with disabilities in the world. Just imagine, 93 million innocent children becoming victims of this discrimination. Disability is not when you’re lacking body parts, brain control or having unnatural reactions. Disabled people are not lacking anything, they are being able to do, think and react in different ways. What I would call them is not ‘disabled’ but ‘differently abled’. I know you don’t want to be disabled, I know you don’t want to be sympathised, I know that you don’t want to be different from everyone else. Then why are you doing this to them? What if you were one of them? What if everyone treated you the same way? Will you ever understand how they
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