Okay then. Challenge accepted. *Tychus codpiece grab. Carmelldansen starts playing*
I see. I'll have to come back when I've personally met every single Deaf and HoH person in the world, and gotten an independent team of observes to record all this so it's not 'anecdotal'.
Aside from just stating that was impossible, I was saying that your sample was deaf people who go out into the world for such things. Most of my friends make efforts to hide their deficiencies (although I'll openly admit I know very few people with physical disabilities worthy of Yamaku), or ignore them, so you are receiving info from a very specific subset: those who accept it and are willing to go to social meetings on the matter. You'll never meet a open-range alcoholic in AA unless they were forced. (I'm sure your meetings weren't in that tone, but it's a good example.) I respect you Metal, I'm just trying to defuse the situation.
In a thread about Misha, which turned to wondering if she'd been bullied because she doesn't fit the 'norm' of the school, to then say "oh no, I meant people in general all along, not the bit I quoted when writing the reply!", is a cop out.
Which is why I'm saying it not spunky. Anyways, let me trace this conversation back for a second... one moment. Ah yes, okay, here we are. Zarys wondering if Misha was bullied due to being non-disabled. Followed by Spunky using the word "butthurt" in relation to people getting pissed off for non-logical reasons. So you seem to be saying that disabled people are inherently better thinkers thus are above petty snapping? My my, I'm no psychology professor, just student of the eyes, but I can tell you that is in no way true. I mean, look around this forum! We all have issues, physical, emotion, mental, it doesn't matter. We're not better because of that. Sure, we may be nice to each other out of mutual respect, but that is a personal trait caused by our outlook, not a side-effect of the issue. (Otherwise, Steven Hawking wouldn't be able to speak at all for fear of "offending someone out there.") I respect you immensely, and think you are a smart person, but I'm starting to get frustrated. Disabled people are humans, thus human nature applies. This isn't rocket science, it's basic human interaction! Even in Kindergarten kids steal toys and eat things they aren't supposed to. Humans are flawed.