194 – Taking It Personally May Hold You Back

September 25, 2022 twodisableddudes

Sean loves to play the game Risk online with people he doesn’t know.  When someone attacks him, rather than focusing on trying to win the game, his strategy is sidetracked by the need to destroy this person who injured him.  Until one day he realized it was better to just play the game and not take attacks personally.  Sean wrote about this concept in his recent column on Friedreich’s Ataxia News and it relates to many situations for The Dudes.  Listen and enjoy this deep conversation 🙂

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2 Comments on “194 – Taking It Personally May Hold You Back

  1. This past week at my school, there was someone in the accessible stall in the bathroom. It was empty except for that one person (who did not appear to be disabled), and there were about ten other normal stalls. I have a walker, and the accessible stall was my only option. This was only mildly irritating, and I just had to wait, but yeah, it’s common sense not to use the accessible stall if you have another option. I probably used to do stuff like that before my FA progressed, so I do understand.

    1. Hi Bree, that’s frustrating. It’s an interesting perspective to be able to see both sides of the situation. It would be nice if everyone saw both sides. In those situations we always challenge each other to educate the person as a way to help them see. Good for you for continuing to be patient in an irritating situation. -Kyle

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