Down Syndrome

** #PE ** The Down Syndrome. A genetic disorder. And let me add: one of the least serious. There were no cases in my close family, yet I’ve got many friends affected by various genetic diseases. In none of these cases, I am ready to neglect their discomfort or even tragedy. As far as Down Syndrome is concerned, it often still allows us to run a life not so far from the lives everyone experiences. It almost always allows the affected one to be happy, and his or her family and friends – to clearly see this happiness.

A friend of mine has a Down-affected daughter. I knew the girl since she was 5 or so. She was always smiling, curious, learning, courageous. Soon, in her teenage years, she was able to travel alone in our 2-million city, though sometimes getting lost and returning home with the help of strangers or the police. She was, and is, clearly happy with her life, and I never spotted the smallest sign of jealousy about the life that we, “normals”, experience.

So, please, be careful when you meet someone “strange” or “weird”. Do not hurry to judge (a rule applicable always and in each and every instance of life). This person might be far more “normal”, happy, calm, psychically stable than you are.

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Fortunately, the average human is less curious than, for instance, the Down syndrome-affected ones, So, I don’t expect a lot of my visitors to peek here. I use the #DownArrow system to publish something yet hide it from some eyes. In this case, I do not want my kids, Mysz and Młody, to ever see the next paragraphs, not before… something happens.

Ok, my last will as defined here openly is not complete. An important target of my blog and leskipedia is to leave something for my grandkids. I doubt if I shall ever be lucky enough to get to know them: I do not expect to live beyond 2030, neither do I hope to have a grandkid by then.

One of the most important rules of Late Parenting says Never Tell Your Kids You Want Grandkids. AFAIR, I recently failed once: I made a “delicate suggestion” when talking to Młody. Nevertheless, anyone who finds this and forwards to either of my kids – shall be prosecuted. Be warned, and I mean it!

 

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