Who Carries Whom: A Talk About Disability, Ability, Pity and Empathy with Dr. Brad Miller
In this episode, Dr. Brad Miller will talk all about disability and ability, as well as the difference between pity and empathy.
Dr. Brad talks about her professor in graduate school, professor Sylvia. Because of her condition, Professor Sylvia is confined in a wheelchair. Her assigned classroom in the building was on the second floor, thus Dr. Brad and his other classmates needs to carry her because the only way to the second floor is the stairs.
Despite this struggle, Professor Sylvia never complains, and ultimately helps Dr Brad learn what dignity and being enabled are all about.
Dr. Brad discusses the story of how Tracee saw her disability as an opportunity. Tracee also emphasizes how you should show empathy and not pity.
To Empower other people, you need to do the following things. First, treat people with dignity. Second, look people in the eye. Third, Don’t pity, show empathy. fourth, look for ways to empower, not disempower. Lastly, people need to work together and change things that are not justified.
We’re all disabled sometimes, but we all are enabled. Let’s be part of a team that works for everybody to be enabled always.
Episode 259 of The Beyond Adversity Podcast is a must-listen for any people who feel disabled and cannot do anything. This podcast will help people understand that you can be enabled despite being disabled. You have the power to make an impact and saw your disability as an opportunity.
“The Beyond Adversity Podcast with Dr. Brad Miller is published weekly with the mission of helping people “Grow Through What They Go Through” as they navigate adversity and discover their promised life of peace, prosperity, and purpose.