You may have noticed for a while now I've had a quote at the end of my posts...
"One finds limits by pushing them." ~ Herbert Simon
Why did I pick this quote? Well growing up Deaf and legally blind I've heard countless times from Doctors, Teachers or the Public (Thankfully very little from my family) that "You can't". I'm sure countless other people with various disabilities have heard this throughout their lives too.
"you won't be able to...."
"You're crazy to try"
My response is:
If we all tested and pushed our limits, we actually find out what we really can and can't do! Then we'll be able to say alright so I can't do that but dammit I tried. Or what if we really could do it?
There were a group of guys who wanted to be in a Band. Nooo you're Deaf you can't be a Rock Band! Hello?? Haven't y'all heard of Beethoven's Nightmare?
There was a guy who wanted to climb Mount Everest. Nooo you're Blind, you can't do that!! Hello, meet Erik Weihenmayer.
A lot of people when they're old, grey and in their rocking chairs, many regret what? Not the things they did, but but the things they didn't try.
So keep on dreaming, and keep on trying!
"One finds limits by pushing them" ~ Herbert Simon