If you want you can!

I am always strongly believed if you want to do something and I mean really want to do something, you will find a way to doing it. The way you achieve something is so much important and it makes take some creative thinking to overcome barriers, and I do believe anyone can achieve the outcomes they desire.

Individual determination is a powerful personal quality which I believe can make the impossible possible and I know this from my own personal experiences. it is not random lucky which creates the quality of life I have, which some people are jealous off, but hard work and determination.

So many people want success without putting the effort or determination needed in, wasting their valuable energy moaning at what they have not got rather than uses it to grasp what they want. I do indeed challenge anyone to tell me what can not have what they really want if they tried!

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Feeding Dependency

The big problem I have with disability charities, user-led charities and indeed protest groups in that they are dependent on the dependency of disabled people for their existence. By dependency I mean a state where someone sees themselves as a victim and unable to make decisions for themselves without the physical or emotional support of a charity.

The charities prefer to keep them dependent on them by teaching them to have goals which they can help with and ensuring the goals are never perceived as achieved like independent living and human rights. Alcohol Anonymous is a perfect example of an organisation that profits from dependency. It teaches people doubt as they label someone as recovering, never recovered and teaches people they need lifelong therapy to make a single decision of not drinking. We don’t talk about recovering smokers!

As independent living, as the inclusion of disabled people into society, becomes a reality and the ‘job’ of the charities comes to an end, they need to put new obstacles in the way. They flocked human rights into a meaningless pulp as it has became an excuse to be dependency, and so all they have now is hate crime. Hate crime is a bogeyman to halt the path of inclusion and for some charities an excuse to lock disabled people away for their protection.

We need to see the damage these charities are doing and demand their closure so disabled people can have the independence their deserve.