“If we don’t believe in free expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.”
NOAM CHOMSKY, LINGUIST
“To be a champ, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.”
–Sugar Ray Robinson
“After an injury] it’s darkness. Lonely. Feeling like you’re on top, having all your youth, and then being stripped of that. But then to go against the grain and believe in yourself when people doubt you and cash you out, it’s a powerful thing to go through. It builds resolve. Human instinct is to go with the grain.”
Shaun Livingston, basketball player, in a podcast on oundcloud.com
It is a great shock when you become newly disabled. I know from personal experience many times you just want to curl up under the covers and pretend this is not happening to you. But you need to dig deep down and find the belief in yourself that you can keep going even if you will be disabled. There will probably be people along the way that are not very nice, but you need to learn how to let their negativity roll off your back. You become a winner when the belief in yourself outweighs any nay Sayers.
Today’s question is: How many negative people have you had to deal with and how did you handle them? Do you still stay in contact with them?
Please answer in the comments