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Books: College and High School HistoryH.B.
And what of those missing legs - such as Iraq veteran and athlete Noah Galloway - who have newer prostheses that allow them to run faster than many so-called "normal" person, such as ? In a flat-out race, who is now the "disabled"? There are many books and films on the rich topic of normality and disability in general.
Bissinger, Jim Dent, John Feinstein,
Famously, many people with hearing "differences" say they are not disabled, that because of their alternative-language skills they are their own special culture.
For example, for decades some in our movement have changed this:
A classic example is a person running screaming naked down the middle of the street. For many people that's a very good example of "crazy." That is, until they listen more closely and discover that this is a mother who is screaming about her burning home, and that her child is trapped inside.
People diagnosed with “schizophrenia.”
Of course, a teenager threatening suicide, for example, is in a terrible crisis and we as a society must provide humane, compassionate, and wise assistance on an urgent basis. However, we also need to remember that all of humanity -- in its self-destructive adolescence -- is far more similar to that suicidal teen than they are different. Sometimes realizing our commonalities can play a big role in providing empathy. In a way, one can see the label as "crazy," as essentially saying that someone else's behavior or thoughts are simply so non-understandable, so non-predictable, that they are beyond the realm of your imagining why they might do this.
People labeled with “schizophrenia.”
For me personally, the environmental movement has helped our "mad movement" a great deal. That is because in recent decades, environmental scientists have produced convincing evidence that what is called "normal" behavior in our society is leading to the destruction of our planetary ecosystem, and an untold number of species. In other words, the similarities between so-called "normal" people and so-called "mad" people may be far greater than the differences.