Author Topic: Today...Wanting the tube network to be more accessible  (Read 3850 times)

lisybabe

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... another person with my impairment accused me of being selfish for wanting the tube network to be more accessible. Apparently it's a selfish want because other people find it harder to get around than me.

Cos it's not like improved access would make life easier for everyone.... >angry<

edit > I add some more description to the thread title- Sunshine Meadows  :-)
« Last Edit: 20 Feb 2012 01:04PM by SunshineMeadows »

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« Reply #1 on: 19 Feb 2012 06:11PM »
How could wanting an improved service for everyone be selfish. Did she explain why she thought that?
People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.

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« Reply #2 on: 19 Feb 2012 06:32PM »
I'm pretty sure there's no logic to be found.

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« Reply #3 on: 19 Feb 2012 06:45PM »
No, I'm sure you wouldn't want changes made specifically for your purpose  >confused<
People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.

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« Reply #4 on: 19 Feb 2012 07:16PM »
Hello Lisy :-)

 Whyever would wanting easier access for everyone be selfish?  ??? >erm<

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« Reply #5 on: 19 Feb 2012 07:55PM »
What makes this seem strange to me is that this person also has your impairment - so why should she want life to be harder than it is?  >doh<  Unless she's getting off on some moral superiority 'their needs are greater than ours' thing  >erm<

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« Reply #6 on: 19 Feb 2012 07:58PM »
So, improving access for everyone - incliding her, I assume - would be 'selfish'? That is an 'interesting' concept  >doh<

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« Reply #7 on: 19 Feb 2012 09:01PM »
I don't get this. I could understand it if the person had a different impairment, and the potential changes may cause them problems.

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« Reply #8 on: 19 Feb 2012 09:38PM »
Lisybabe - could the person you speak of just be having a really crap time of it at the moment? Could they be getting stick from friends or relatives or just random prats? That's really the only way the person's statement makes sense.

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« Reply #9 on: 19 Feb 2012 11:54PM »
It was discovered that easier access and ramps for the disabled also made life much easier for mothers with small children.
Worth using as a response the next time it happens.
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« Reply #10 on: 20 Feb 2012 07:46AM »
People are just strange sometimes, me included.

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« Reply #11 on: 20 Feb 2012 08:31AM »
...and also some people (I don't think I'm one of them) seem to thrive on being as difficult and oppositional as possible. There's no ideology behind it, they just want to be difficult. Bet if Lisy had said she DIDN'T think tube stations should be more accessible, this person would have objected to it too.....

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« Reply #12 on: 20 Feb 2012 09:20AM »
Quite obviously "you" shouldn't want it.

Only people who struggle more than you should "want" it.

Its for your own good you know. The more you struggle, the better person you become.

Obviously those who are more disabled than you have "suffered" enough, and they have earned their right to complain.

So go and flog yourself senseless with a length of barbed wire, you happy coping person you >lol<

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« Reply #13 on: 20 Feb 2012 09:40AM »
The more you struggle, the better person you become.



That which does not kill us makes us stronger. Friedrich Nietzsche

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« Reply #14 on: 20 Feb 2012 10:18AM »
As it happens there is a new series on the Tube starting BBC2 tonight at 9:00 pm

What's the betting that disabled access doesn't get a mention.