There are many definitions of wrong. These include:
a) not in accordance with what is morally right or good
b) deviating from truth or fact; erroneous
c) not correct in judgement, opinion, method, etc
d) not proper or usual; not in accordance with requirements or recommended practice
e) out of order; awry; amiss
Many people make false judgements based on appearance, colour of skin, race, gender and so on. Below is a picture of me on a night out:
Looking at the picture you might assume that I am healthy, that there is nothing wrong at all in my life. However, this would be wrong…
This was taken on a rare night out; usually I am too unwell to go out in the evening; instead putting on a pair or pyjamas and watching television cocooned in my snuggie. Often my legs are far too weak to be able to enjoy a good night out, too dizzy and sick to sit in a restaurant with lots of stimulation surrounding me.
This is also a problem with the disability benefits assessments; too many false judgements are made; on one occasion where I had failed a medical, the report commented on how I looked well, dressed smartly. So, does that mean that just because I suffer from a chronic illness and am disabled that I cannot dress in nice clothes and look smart? Seeing me for approximately 20 minutes which mainly involves sitting down, that made a judgement that I was able to walk a certain distance, where in reality it was completely inaccurate, instead my legs give way and left unable to walk very far.
I think it is an important lesson for us all; not to judge people on a first meeting or just by looking at them – as the saying goes ‘When you assume , you make an “ass” out of “u” and “me”!
Love to know your thoughts and comments – what does the word ‘wrong’ look like to you?