Disability does not mean inability
– tambudzai mabhiza
These days there is a buzz for words used by us to refer a disabled persons. Let Enlightenbrains clean this thing out of the minds of our readers and enlighten their brains.
Authored via beautiful hands and more beautiful mind of Asmeka Jain.
Above Quote sounds good, right? Its commonly used to comfort someone who had lost something(In this case a body part). Its quoted by “Tambudzai Mabhiza” a victim of serious accident at the age of 7 years and lost her leg in that incident. Going through mishap at such a tender age she could accept her fate of being disabled for her remaining life. She was not able to start her life again until she receives serious counselling.
When she chooses music as her main subject at college, college staff opposed her choice and showed resistance and said –
“In music people would dance and with your situation until she managed to convince that disability doesn’t mean inability “
People with disability are often discriminated by the perfectly able peoples in the society by looking them down and inferior thinking, identifying their abnormalities. But the fact most of the times they are as good as normal people, or even better too. (Nick Vujicic, karloy takacs etc are the examples)
So I think ‘disabled or not, all people are capable of doing things with the life they have been given.’ we all are unique in our own ways, and everyone has a potential to put a positive and great impact on the world.
Nicholas James Vujicic (born 4 December 1982) is an Australian Christian evangelist and motivational speaker born with tetra-amelia syndrome a rare disorder characterized by the absence of arms and legs.
His song must watch its a beautiful, inspiring and energizing one.
Takács was born in Budapest and joined the Hungarian Army. By 1936, he was a world-class pistol shooter, but he was denied a place in the Hungarian shooting team for the 1936 Summer Olympics on the grounds that he was a sergeant, and only commissioned officers were allowed to compete. This prohibition was lifted in Hungary after the Berlin Games, and Takács had expectations of success at the 1940 Summer Olympics, scheduled to be held in Tokyo.
During army training in 1938, his right hand was badly injured when a faulty grenade exploded. Takács was determined to continue his shooting career, and switched to shooting with his left hand. He practised in secret, surprising his countrymen when he won the Hungarian national pistol shooting championship in the spring of 1939. More here
Video about this Olympic Hero [Youtube knows him]