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Secret 3224 by DeviantArtSecret Secret 3224 by DeviantArtSecret
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"You sounded so desperate..."

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sandeeshark Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I guess to me, the interpretation doesn't matter as much. Whether it's scars, or being handicapped, or the person talking funny, or as far out as hearing a relative of theirs murdered someone it's the same look. It gets the same reaction. It's one of those looks that just burns you to the soul. I'm glad the secret was shared though. It's not easy trying to get people to look past those things. They define you, in others eyes, before you have a chance to.
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Heavy-hearted Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
Yeah, I kind of figured it was a handicapped person.

It's not like they don't know they're outsiders.
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Bright-Circle Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Only if they choose to be.
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Heavy-hearted Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
Well.
Handicapped people fit in with other handicapped people, but that's still a minority and thus "outside".

It's not really possible--especially with a mental disability--to be "inside".

Correct me if you think I'm wrong.
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FireAgainstIce Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I may not be in this conversation, but I think you are horribly wrong.

Handicapped or special needs people are only "outsiders" if those who are in the "majoriy" choose to let them be "outsiders". Mental disablities or physical disabilites are not things that make you an "outsider". It's what people think of those disabilites that makes them an "outsider".

Just because they're different in their own way does not mean they have to be considered an outcast. Would you say those who have terminal cancer aren't "inside" simply because they have an illness that cannot be cured?
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Heavy-hearted Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
I'm going to have to beg poor word choice on this. All I meant was that people with disabilities are treated differently from people without disabilities. And they know that they're different.

To my second post, I meant that people with disabilities find friendship with other people with disabilities, but they still lack a general social acceptance.

My sister has mental disabilities, and I see the result of this every day. She has three friends, and people stare at her all the time. She knows she's different, but she doesn't understand everything about her condition or the way people deal with how she is.
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Bright-Circle Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
I think you're wrong.
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Heavy-hearted Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
... Give me some example and I might actually consider taking your yet-unproved and almost ridiculous theory seriously.
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Bright-Circle Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
No.
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Heavy-hearted Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
Then I can hardly take anything you say seriously.
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