The handicap of having a stammer
There are many types of disablity. I am somebody who believes
that to have a stammer is a form of disabilty.
I think most people would probably say no, however I disagree.
People who stammer have to struggle their way through life at
times. I am somebody who had a stammer for eighteen years. I am
going to now explain one of the situations that I found
difficult and how my mind or what I would call my demons would
be saying to me.
This is when trying to meet and approach people of the opposite
sex. Lets say I am in a bar and I see a woman/girl who catches
my eye. I think to myself, who don't you go and talk to her and
make a move etc? My demons are always talking to me, and are
basically saying "She won't want to know you.
You have a stammer and when you start talking she will hear it.
Do you really think she will want to date somebody who has a
stammer? Even if she is interested, you then have to possibly
meet her friends and family.
How will they find you and treat you, when they realise you have
a stammer?" These demons would make me think twice and more
often than not I would not even bother going over and talking to
the person. I would therefore let the demons win.
This is one example of thousands where the stammer handicaps
your ability to live a normal life. This is why I believe
stammering is a disability.
Having a stammer affects your confidence in and gaining
employment. People who stammer can find it hard attending an
interview, having to speak under pressure to people they do not
Social occasions such as weddings or a party can fill people who
stutter with dread. Not only finding conversation difficult but
also ordering food and drinks.