That person has a wheelchair. They must not be able to walk. That person over there seems crazy. They must have a psychotic disorder. That person is in the hospital. They must have something wrong with them.
Every day, we are reminded of many ‘disabilities’, either physically or mentally, that may inherently separate people from being classified as ‘normal’ against ‘abnormal/strange’. We get so caught up with these classifications that we don’t step back and realize the potential of what they can do and what they are doing at the moment. Their abilities. Doing what they do best… being themselves, and the beautiful talents and strengths that the person may have. Instead we perpetuate the negativity and foster the pessimism that may be residing in the person and eventually, that person believes and lives with the concept that they are disabled.