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11-25-2008 @ 2:43PM
I applaud him for his honesty, stuff like that is not easy to admit to, but really, it sounds like he is using his disability as an excuse to play video games all day.
11-25-2008 @ 2:49PM
This is exactly what I meant by people do not understand.
11-25-2008 @ 2:57PM
yeah, i expected some sort of self-righteous comment like "you don't understand", but I got news for you, I understand alot more than you think. He's not the only one dealing with mental disorders that make it hard for him to get out of the house.
11-25-2008 @ 4:37PM
Hi there - I can understand your perspective, but this guy's wife supports him. I can only assume that at some point, if he were capable of getting outside, she would be the first one to encourage him.My mother is physically disabled, and struggles with a lot of things. Her choices are to lay in bed or sit in a chair (when she is physically able to). Believe me - being trapped inside your home might be fun for the first week - maybe three. But nobody gets fulfillment or would prefer to stay inside their home, separated from all RL social interaction if they could choose otherwise.For people with disabilities, I think WoW can be a great thing. When possible, I do think efforts should be made to not be so dependent on it - but when it's that or starting at a TV screen, I'd rather someone do something that makes them think, interact, and socialize.
11-25-2008 @ 7:28PM
@ GlazwaldI believe the self-righteousness starts when you make the following assumption "it sounds like he is using his disability as an excuse to play video games all day."Just because you "understand" mental disablities doesn't mean you're in this individual's position or have the ability to discern whether this is a crutch, keeping him from getting better, or a life-preserver, keeping him from getting worse. So if you don't want to be called out on it, don't throw out such broad, self-righteous assumptions.I applaud Kalzedhan for his honesty and being willing to share with all of us. Best of luck man.
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