An Interesting Contradiction

This is a very quick post and it doesn’t really have a point–it is more an observation than anything else. I have noticed an interesting contradiction in views on my disorders. On the one hand, I stand accused of embracing my disorders (though as I’ve posted previously I dispute this terminology); on the other hand, I am rued for wanting to do everything myself and not accepting help. This seems to me to be a contradiction: surely if I embrace my disabilities I would also embrace whatever help is offered? At least, that makes sense to me. But on the contrary, I believe I have reached a point where I must succeed or fail on my own–at least insofar as my emotional difficulties are concerned. For my physical difficulties, I find my OWN coping mechanisms, my own ways of doing things–true, they may not be as effective as the standard way but they do for me. The help I accept is actually very little and this more than anything seems to me to be an indicator of acceptance of disability not embracement.

Published by Devin Hogg

My name is Devin Hogg. I was born and raised in Carnarvon, Ontario, Canada. I moved to Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 2009 for university and lived here ever since. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching TV and movies, going on long walks, swimming, and practicing Chen style Tai Chi. I love to write poetry and blog regularly about topics such as mental health, sci-fi/fantasy series, faith, sexuality, and politics.

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