Going “off track” here, or maybe ON track!… But for those amongst you who feel depressed and/or that life is not worth living because of your “disability” (i.e. permanently injured limb, loss of body function etc) think about what a wise old avian vet recently had to say:…
Living with a permanent injury or disability – wise words from an avian vet
Here you are crying your eyes out, worried sick, said the avian vet… desperately trying to save the life of your baby parrot who lost 4 toes, including his important thumb (to perch and eat) on one foot (his mom actually bit them off believe it or not!).
You cry because you want baby parrot to live, because YOU believe he is worth a life and, despite his permanent “serious impairment/disability”, YOU believe (and I – the vet) that this baby parrot will have a wonderful life ahead…
YET YOU are crying your eyes out and believe your life is not worth living anymore because you lost “a wing”! (referring to the parrot’s owner damaged arm).
If your baby parrot had broken his wing or damaged it permanently you would still fight for this baby parrot’s life, BECAUSE even without a wing (and the joy of flying and ‘dexterity’) you (and I, the vet) believe the baby parrot will still be “able” and live a very nice life , and in a caring and loving environment.
So.. The moral of this real story is: think about your “disability” as you would to a baby parrot/your baby pet/ your best pet ever, think about it as if you lost a wing, a foot, toes, fingers, whatever, and look at your life from this perspective, is it not worth living? Can you not live an exceptional (and even productive to whatever extent) life without a wing? Toes? Feet?
If you think your pet can, so CAN YOU!
PS The baby boy parrot was baptised “Charlie (Chaplin)” at the vet – as he will somewhat walk like Charlie Chaplin, without his 4 toes.
[Dictated and manually inserted on WCV’s behalf]
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