Let that word "cure" stand alone for a moment and consider life as a person born with a disabilit(ies)... among them Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy and Kerratoconnus. That word is both wonderful and an out and out annoyance.
Let's examine Cerebral Palsy for a moment this baffling socal disabilty (oh sure, it has a physical component, but stay with me...) that can really weed out the genuine folks from the over-helpers -- the control freaks who just have to help you even though you never asked thereby making a woman of thirty plus years seem like an ass if see declines or a right paternal child if she does accept. The religious zealouts -- G-d made them tell you that you were special today when maybe you were out with friends having drinks and really would rather not be bothered.
I have had many surgeries related to my C.P. and despite the fact that my level of education is comprobale to others I meet day to day... I still will get asked, "Are you applying for services?" There is a disproportionate number of folks that are most comfortable seeing folks with disabilites when accompanied by another person. Last night, for example, the prick behind me kept shouting err I mean speaking very loudly :/ that I might be more comfortable in the handicapped designated aisle -- the one that was closed at the momesnt.
The surgeries I have had were for me. Each scar whether visbile or not is my lovable, cherished dent. Some were a total success like my cornea transplant due to Keratoconnus. Some things I struggle with like constantly writing things or making lists so I don't forget important things due to epilepsy, and some scars are just that surgeries that were orthopedically innovative were free to me if only I was willingly to be the test kid. Some scars are just scars, but they are mine. I manage on my own day to day quite well. It would be so much easier to CURE THE SOCIAL IGNORANCE than to continue to suggest that the way I am needs to be cured. I LOVE WHO I AM -- Dents and all!
The cure in all situations is acceptance and love. Preach love. Bring about your best face to your neighbor. Remember to it's okay to ask someone if they need your assistance, but it is never alright to assume that s/he does. Ask... Speak-up. Put your best love forward. It will cure our greatest social ill: CURE THE SOCIAL IGNORANCE BE YOURSELF! If you are living your life whether black, white, brown... bi-racial. gay, straight, transgendered... questioning or an allie. born with limitations to break through or aquired... fill your heart on the love between these lines.
When you stop being yourself you've in effect slowly started the path to extinguish your best love inside of you. Be yourself! No matter how tough it may be and it is tough & will continue to be tough to be unique. It's so tempting to fall back into the pattern of making others comfortable, but it gets you nowhere. It chips slowly away at your soul. PUT YOUR BEST LOVE FORWARD! NO MATTER WHO OR HOW YOU ARE MAY THESE WORDS BE YOUR NEW MANTRA:
"PUT YOUR BEST LOVE FORWARD. CURE THE SOCIAL IGNORANCE.
YOU HAVE IT IN YOU!"