On the topic of degrading things that well-meaning people tend to say to people with disabilities:
- “You have so much potential!”
- “I truly believe in your potential!”
These can seem innocent, and sometimes it can be a benevolent…
I don’t want to be loved or cared for or valued for my potential. I want to be loved, cared for, and valued simple for who I am as a person. Doesn’t everyone, even the able-bodied?