Peo­ple shouldn’t dis­par­age fel­low hu­man be­ings

The Buffalo News - - OPINION - Cyn­thia Cot­ton

In re­sponse to the Nov. 7 let­ter writer’s as­sess­ment of Harry Bliss’s of­fen­sive car­toon re­gard­ing dis­abled se­niors, I could not agree more with him.

Mr. Bliss, your life can change in an in­stant. If you re­ally think you are not vul­ner­a­ble to be­com­ing dis­abled you are so wrong. My very healthy 61-year-old husband suf­fered a stroke and is now to­tally dis­abled. How old are you? Dis­abil­i­ties can hap­pen at any age.

The only shame that should be felt is by those who considered it ap­pro­pri­ate to dis­par­age their fel­low hu­man be­ings who may re­quire ad­di­tional care. Or per­haps whose so­ci­ety’s health care sys­tem is fo­cused on profit over ef­fec­tive long term care and re­cov­ery.

How about show­ing some com­pas­sion?

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