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If a person were to have an incurable disease, for example being crippled, deaf, blind or so on, would you stop by to help them?

Or would you consider them a burden to society? Would you dump them if they were your bf/gf/spouse/family?

In this case we talk about those of them who try their best to overcome their disabilities instead of griping all the time. (But of course, they have their limits due to their disabilities)
Posted 12/24/07
as long as they could be of any use, they still can be used for anything.

the people who i do see a burden to the society are people who sit on their asses and lets everyone do their dirty work, when they have so much potential

plus i hardly see people as a burden
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Posted 12/24/07
Of course I would help them! It would be a sin not too >.>
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Posted 12/24/07
what if the person was unable to do things (motor muscles atrophy) or require alot of help cos they cannot hear/see so they need a note taker and ask alot of questions that have just been answered (because they were unaware of it due to their disability).?
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Posted 12/24/07
You should watch "Grave of the Fireflies" It deals alot about not helping someone because you think it's a burden and how they end up. It's really sad but worth watching
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Posted 12/24/07
I'd help them. I'd feel awful if I didn't
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i feel sorry for them... i would help.. =)
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Posted 12/24/07
i would help, because society needs peple that are deaf, blind etc. because if there wouldn't be them we would consider less big diseases as big things, like now example big is blindess, so if that wouldn't exist we would think that colour blind would be worst thing...
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Posted 12/24/07
humans are humans...we all have equal rights...

EDIT: i would help them as long as they are also willing to help themselves...^^
Posted 12/24/07
I would help them as a human to another human being.
Community Service ftw?!
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Posted 12/24/07
Its easy to say you'd help them, its only natural to want to help someone with a disability.
But in that situation, many people start out all loving and caring, but after doing it for long periods of time, a person would eventually start to consider them a burden.

Imagine having to throw away some of your aspirations just to help the person. The person becomes a roadblock in your path. Stopping you from moving forward. Any person with a disability often requires a bit of money to take care off as their conditions may sometimes worsen.
A cripple may require wheelchairs, you to push them everywhere, help them shower, install new things in your house/car to make it easier for them which may be costly. Its pretty easy so far, but what if they required amputation, what happens next? Surgery costs, treatment costs, recovery costs, medication, etc. In places where health care isn't free, that'd be pretty expensive, and i have doubts many of you are willing to sacrifice the time and effort to not consider them a burden.

Btw "the average individual cost of a minor amputation averaged $43,000 and a major amputation cost $65,000.11"

Of course this only applies if they are in your family, if they were strangers where i help them out once in a while, no problem, of course not getting into the above extent.


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Posted 12/24/07
-double post my bad

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you know what's really a burden to society?? people who commit fraud, or bums on the street, or minority groups taking advantage of government benefits (which is drawn from tax payer's money) THOSE are burdens to society, even the man who jumps the tracks and kills himself infront of a subway train is a burden.. you have any idea how much he just backed up time for busy hard working people?

having a disability like the ones mentioned is NOT a burden, those people are unforunate, and still most of those people do thier best and in return they touch the lives of us normal healthy people, so don't be stupid, and don't ask stupid questions
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Posted 12/24/07
If I had any of those things listed......

I'd simply ask for a gun and one bullet
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Posted 12/24/07

redmecha wrote:

you know what's really a burden to society?? people who commit fraud, or bums on the street, or minority groups taking advantage of government benefits (which is drawn from tax payer's money) THOSE are burdens to society, even the man who jumps the tracks and kills himself infront of a subway train is a burden.. you have any idea how much he just backed up time for busy hard working people?

having a disability like the ones mentioned is NOT a burden, those people are unforunate, and still most of those people do thier best and in return they touch the lives of us normal healthy people, so don't be stupid, and don't ask stupid questions


i am not being stupid, and i'm not asking a stupid question. just as Hitzz mentioned, disabled people can start to be a burden after some time.. even if you love them truly. read his post again.


HitZZ wrote:

Its easy to say you'd help them, its only natural to want to help someone with a disability.
But in that situation, many people start out all loving and caring, but after doing it for long periods of time, a person would eventually start to consider them a burden.

Imagine having to throw away some of your aspirations just to help the person. The person becomes a roadblock in your path. Stopping you from moving forward. Any person with a disability often requires a bit of money to take care off as their conditions may sometimes worsen.
A cripple may require wheelchairs, you to push them everywhere, help them shower, install new things in your house/car to make it easier for them which may be costly. Its pretty easy so far, but what if they required amputation, what happens next? Surgery costs, treatment costs, recovery costs, medication, etc. In places where health care isn't free, that'd be pretty expensive, and i have doubts many of you are willing to sacrifice the time and effort to not consider them a burden.

Btw "the average individual cost of a minor amputation averaged $43,000 and a major amputation cost $65,000.11"

Of course this only applies if they are in your family, if they were strangers where i help them out once in a while, no problem, of course not getting into the above extent.




i'm not saying that disabled people shouldnt be helped, and that they should be deemed a burden, i'm just asking how far you guys would go for them.. i know how other ppl feel at times.. it can get annoying cos no matter how they help, our limitations cause them inconvenience. and our limitations are causing us problems, we need help, we want to get help, but we dont want to inconvenience ppl. see the dilemma we're in?

i use 'our limitations'. i'm in that grp of ppl that require help too. so i wouldnt be encouraging others not to help.

btw.. for this thread, 'One Litre of Tears' would be a good drama to watch, its in the same genre as what Yosephines recommended.


Yosephines wrote:

You should watch "Grave of the Fireflies" It deals alot about not helping someone because you think it's a burden and how they end up. It's really sad but worth watching :)


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