A Wasted Opportunity (Independent Living)



When I hear the many greedy demands of people who claim to be disabled, they appear to be almost exactly the demands being made 10 years ago, 20 years ago and even 30 years ago. However Society has radically improved for disabled people in this time but the number of disabled people contribution to society has not increased much.


So what has gone wrong? Disabled people were given a bundle of rights, a lot of money and a freehand to get their act together as equal contributing citizens, as independent living, in their own time. But apart from the taste for greed, what have the political body called disabled people achieved? I would say very little.


So no wonder the government is saying you had your opportunity to get yourself sorted and you have wasted it, and maybe even abused it, so we are going take a more direct approach. And so quite rightly, after a honeymoon period of new rights, disabled people need to start taking responsibility and so we have the start of welfare reforms that will be the only way of improving the actual and portrayed equality of disabled people.


Not all of us wasted the opportunities provided to us and I feel those who put the effort in will always be rewarded in the long run.

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