29 September 2008

Normal vs Special

The irony of these two words have always intrigued me.

For kids that are born so perfect, so wonderfully made, they say they are just 'Normal'. How can that be? They are way way beyond special, because so much has to go right for them to be born that way.

And for kids whom are mentally or physically handicapped, people are embarrassed to call them as such. So they use words like 'Special' as an euphemism. But the truth is, these kids ARE special, in every sense of the word. Firstly, something is special when it is rare - and such kids are rare. Secondly, these kids are special because they fight harder than any other to do 'normal' things.

So there. To all the parents with 'Normal' kids. Please treat them extra extra special.