I dont know. I saw a gang of the special ed kids at my school beat up a kid who took the last chocolate pudding at lunch. They can be mean, i dont know why everyone thinks they're 100% nice all the time. They have emotions just like the rest of us, including anger.
They probably have something that is more related to anger issues. I must ask, a group of kids were beating someone up and nobody noticed?
Nah people noticed but people dont care. It took a while for the teachers to break it up because they're slow moving and don't care that much either
Well this isn't a generalization or anything...
If I felt the need to get all sciency you would then learn just about all forms of mental challenges make it so they physcially cannot lie and they can physically not try to hurt you in any way.
I don't know what you mean precisely by "mental challenges", so I'm going to assume you mean any kind of disorder or disability. In which case, that's just not true.
If you were to "get all sciency" and explain how exactly it's possible for any and every single person with anything wrong with them mentally is unable to lie or hurt anyone, that would probably be good. People are more likely to believe a sweeping generalization like that if it's backed up by something.
I know that some people with autism spectrum disorders find it hard to lie, and I think some people with low IQs might too, but I'm not sure about that one.
I'm just of the opinion that within any group or category of people, there's people who will lie and hurt others. It doesn't matter what that group is, because it always seems to hold true. (For instance, someone in my school has an ASD, and he makes fun of someone else for having a more severe one)
They definitely can hurt and lie to you, although most of them aren't violent like a lot of people seem to think. Believe me, I have nothing against mentally disabled people, but to say that they are physically incapable of lying and hurting people is ridiculous.
And replace the term "mentally challenged" with any race/sexuality/religion and you will see how odd your post sounds. I agree with the very last part but the first part sounds... ableist...
I heard this a couple years ago from a science fair project. I don't know where they got it.
I did not intend for those other groups (although I couldn't care less what race, sexuality or religion someone is) therefore there is no point to replace what I said.
High School science fair project?
Edit: Sorry, I clicked delete instead of edit. repost that...
website that says what I just said.
That entire article is based on speculation based off some observation, therefore I can't say that it is fact. But we will ignore that for now and argue my actual issue with the post...
EDIT: And besides, that article is only on Down Syndrome. You said "all forms of mental disability... please show me a scientific study proving that.
If I posted something like "White people are the best people" or "Men are the best people," how would you react?
Roll my eyes and scroll on. At least I have reasoning, not that I said they are the best in ANY way.
So do you think that a non mentally challenged person is incapable of such virtues as honesty and innocence? Do you think that a mentally challenged person is incapable of having negative qualities?
I like how you put words into peoples mouths. Yes, non mentally challenged people can have those qualities but they tend to lose them to some extent in some way. Yes, they can have negative qualities, but they tend to be 'has a hard time sharing'. I have heard of worse bad qualities 'I like raping people' or 'I like killing' does not typically turn up in these qualities list.
There was a sixbillionsecrets post about a month ago about being raped by a mentally challenged person.
Anyways... all I am saying is that you cannot make sweeping generalizations like that and that the way you phrased your post makes it sound bigoted. It's like when someone says, "Oh all fat people are beautiful on the inside" which is something we all know not to be true.
On a second note, are you against stereotypes?
Yes, but because you still don't believe me.
You ever read Of Mice and Men? Lennie will fuck your shit UP.
Actually I have read of Mice and Men and if I remember correctly, he had loved mice but did nopt understand that he was petting them to harshly and would kill them. He felt the need to defend and tried his hardest.
That's true, but I was more referring to the parts where Lennie gets extremely violent when he feels George or himself is being threatened.
I was also half joking around, because I remembered the part where he broke Curley's whole hand by just closing it in his fist.
They don't tend to be violent unless they feel threatened in any way.
I honestly think they're the cutest people ever. They won't ever be judgeful with your actions and decisions. You know they won't backstab and talk shit about you. I agree with you OP, they are wonderful and loving human beings.
I used to go to school with a mentally challenged boy, he used to hit girls all the time, but the teachers would let it pass because he was mentally challenged. Not all mentally challenged people are nice and innocent.
I don't really agree with that completely. There's one at my school that makes fun of people and slaps them all the time. He thinks it's the most hilarious thing ever. It's not true for all of them.
I agree! When people have any type of mental disability, they immediately become inhuman balls of love that can only feel happiness.
...this is so retarded I don't even
I have a mentally retarded uncle. He's REALLY into wrestling. When I was a kid we went to go visit him and immediately upon seeing me he fucking body slammed me. Never try to hurt you my ass.
Most mentally challenged people are really into wrestling, the only difference is he probably did not realize it would hurt you.
I just thought it was a funny anecdote ...
Meaning? Just a rumour?
No, it's just a funny story. It's true.
Anecdote means a story about something that happened, as far as I know.
That's kind of a strange generalization to make... I kinda don't think everyone with a mental disability automatically likes wrestling. I've known one person with Down's syndrome and about six people with autism spectrum disorders, and I don't think any of them are particularly into wrestling.
I understand where the OP is coming from, I worked as a buddy in the Special Olympics last year and will be again this year, and from my experience all the special needs children there were the sweetest most loving kids ever. However, I did hear stories from other people who worked with some of the older participants of the Special Olympics and they did behave a little sketchy. It might have to do with the fact that they don't have the same understand of society ad how to behave in public as we do, therefore they don't understand certain behaviors to be frowned upon.
Don't assume things. Mentally challenged people can be just as mean as anyone else.
What about that character in the secret life of the American teenager? Tom I think.
This post is so stupid..
Well not ALL mentally challenged people are like this.
Obviously, some people are just prejudiced and abliest. However, I think a lot of it might come from general discomfort, such as doing something to remind them of their disablity. Every automatically said to a blind person "I see", or to a deaf person "did you hear about [thing in the news]?" It's pretty awkward, even if no one really cares because you just naturally skim over those words without thinking about them.
ANYWAY that's my answer, ending rant!
Well, my mom worked with all types of retarded people. Some were nice, whilst others were comically violent. She had one guy who hacked up his stepfather and spread him all over new York... Cause the voices told him to.
*CRIMINALLY NOT COMICALLY OMFG XD
Retarded people don't hear voices. That would be schizophrenia.
Thank you for informing me :D
Haha no problem. I wasn't trying to sound like a know-it-all, it's just my mom has worked with mentally disabled people for a long time and I feel like people misunderstand mental disorders a lot. And this is part of what leads to people's fear of and dislike for them, so I just like to clear it up for people sometimes. :)
My brother has down syndrome. I love him with all my heart, but he has tried to hurt me before. He's sweet most of the time, but he can be pretty evil.
I love mentally challenged people too, but I don't consider them as people. They're more like dogs, they can't really think for themselves or speak or really do anything, but they are very cute and nice.
Since when can they not talk or do anything? Plenty of mentally chanllenged people hold regular jobs.
I was referring to more severe cases
Most of the time they think, just because they can't verbalize does not mean they are not humans. Just because they cannot speak or do what you can does not mean they are not human. The term human is not held to people who can only do things for htemself, but holding a human anatomy.
They scare me. They have all the hormones of an adult, but the self control of a child. The way they hungrily stare at women plus their brute strength is just a recipe for rape.
I agree, my uncle is mentally challenged and he has been in jail for the past ten years for sexual assault. Not saying that all are like that, but everyone has the capacity to be dangerous.
This again on the sweeping generalizations. I don't even know where to begin.
First of all, not all Downs people "hungrily stare at women". That's the most general, ignorant statement I've ever heard. Not even all Down's people are men. They also don't all have "brute strength". I know three people with downs and they all would never hurt a fly, if they could. (meaning they're not that strong.)
I was refering to one or two I have met, sorry should have been clearer. I know it's not right to fear them, but I can't help it. The bad impression stuck. I am nice to them though. Just scared.
People with mental disabilities are actually more vulnerable to crime than the rest of the population. They're more likely to be the victims, not the perpetrators. I'm not saying that retarded or mentally disabled people never commit crimes, but they're no more dangerous than anyone else. That's the thing people don't seem to understand. Yes, they have a mental handicap, but other than that, they're just like everyone else, meaning that while some will be violent, most would never hurt another human being. There's no need to fear them. People need to stop being afraid of what they don't understand.
Fears aren't always rational. I don't fear them because I don't understand them. I fear them because of a few I have met.
I get that, but you shouldn't judge a whole group of people based on a few you've met. That's just representative of the human race as a whole; some people are violent, but most are not. It's nothing specific to them.