I hate it when people say shit like
doesn't kill you only makes you stronger",
"Life doesn't send you
challenges that you can't handle",
"You grow through struggles" or
smooth sea doesn't make a good pirate".
That is ableist shit and the only reason you are saying stuff like
that if because you are scared shitless of life and need to reassure
yourself in advance for all the bad stuff you are going to go through
during your life.
You don't want to die, we get it. You want to be a winner, you
want to be in control of your life, we get it too.
But then you see, bad things DO fucking happen to people who just never
get through it. Some people die, struggling, unable to transform piles
of shit into a beautiful tapestry of fucking flowers.
A mother somewhere is never made whole again after loosing her child to
a horrible and violent crime, a young man struggling with a mental
disease if never the same after a serious health scare, a depressed
teenage girl commits suicide after years of bullying and then being
Things like this happen every fucking day and when you refuse to
acknowledge that they do, you are being judgmental and ableist if you think that these people are "weak" or are/were
not strong enough.
Not everybody on this earth has your privilege.
There is still slavery,
and rape and murder and abuse and horrible injustice done to human beings and this deserves
to be seen and denounced.
Each time you protect yourself with your bullshit beliefs, you
invalidate the distress of people less fortunate than you, you deny them their own personal experience.
Ableism is not ok.