Things Are Not as They Are, But as We Are

Posted by Pam Young

Oct 11, 2011 9:20:00 PM

as_seen_onWilliam James said the words in the title. We really do see through the eyes of our own experience and each of our experiences is different, so when we come onto a situation we see it from our perspective. It’s almost like we all wear different lenses.

While on a radio show an older woman called in and told that when she was very young a doctor told her parents that she was autistic. The parents had not heard of autism and they thought the expert said their daughter was “artistic.” Their child was obviously not displaying “normal” child behavior, so with all the care and concern of devoted parents to help their child thrive, they proceeded to fill their “artistic” daughter’s life with crayons, paints, art supplies and crafts. The woman is a college graduate, articulate, joyful and successful.

I know there are degrees of autism, but my point is; there is power in labels.

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Young@Heart - Being Thankful

Posted by Pam Young

Oct 4, 2011 9:20:00 PM

Terry and I went to the beach on our anniversary last week (23 years) and while he was driving I suggested we play a game.

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