Saturday, March 24
Seems to me there are a lot of disabled people who are out and about being inspirational. I mean how inspiring is it for people to drag themselves up mountains and across continents, swim seas, and jump out of planes? OK, my personal opinion is that it may be fun while you are doing it but I'm not sure that anyone really gets inspired because of these sorts of things? I was reading an article about a woman with MS who is climbing Snowdon. Actually shes not, shes sitting-in-her-chair up Snowdon while her friends drag her up, the idea behind this is to inspire others. Lets hope her friends have good backs and knees because they will need them. I don't know what inspires you, and while there is certainly a WOW factor to all this sort of thing, I'm not ultimately inspired to go and do it myself or even try to do it. Maybe I don't care, perhaps I don't have the energy, did my get up and go, get up and go?! Actually no, I don't think so, I have things Id like to do , but maybe its more to do with the fact that I'm basically happy in my own shoes, I'm an OK sort of person I suppose and I don't feel I have to prove myself to the whole wide world, because I think I know who I am. The people I have always taken inspiration from are those around us in our daily lives. People who have made the very best from the worst, people who have given to the world, and people who really lead ordinary lives under extraordinary circumstances. So while climbing a mountain may be a personal achievement I don't see it as inspiring others, so no you wont be seeing me doing handstands and walking the length of South America anytime soon, that's far too inspirational for me!