So If I EXPECT compassion from people does that mean I’m being ENTITLED?
I had a conversation with a colleague this week in which he made it clear that he was unwilling to communicate with me the way I currently communicate: which is with a marker and paper when live or via skype, email and text. He’s upset by how difficult it is to communicate with me and is also unwilling to take the time to meet with me in person. Huh. REALLY?
In that moment I experienced being discriminated against by someone who I know loves me and cares for me. While I agree that it’s time for an upgrade in technology to text to speech soft ware etc…that doesn’t fix his main objection of the slowness of the conversation. It’s as if he’s now decided he has no use for communication if I can’t talk in real time. Bear in mind 2 things: 1- he’s been around me quite a bit in the last 2 years so this isn’t a suprise that I’m now barely talking syllables and 2-most of the equipment available to me is too heavy for me to carry around. I found his unyeilding attitude shocking, hurtful and utterly lacking in compassion. If it’s difficult for YOU take a moment and IMAGINE how flipping hard it is for ME. That’s why they call it a DISABILITY. With out ability to perform at a normal level.
I’m sure I’ll get my compassion on for him and how hard it is for him to care for me and watch me diminish…but that might take me a minute.
So if I expect a little compassion from my associates, does it mean I’m entitled? Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.