We have all heard amazing stories of soldiers that have lost a limb, but continue to be a bad ass, or some person with cancer that climbs Mt Everest despite being bald. Do these people exist? Yes, of course, but it’s not the norm. In the AB population, very few people become professional athletes or highly skilled warriors, so why are we constantly bombarded with Super Cripple stories? No one craps on an AB person that is “average” so why are do people expect people with disabilities to do some extraordinary feat like the athletes in the paraolympics? Everyone, AB or not, has their own personal struggles. Think of how upsetting it is for someone that works hard to do “normal ” tasks, such as bathing or transferring from a bed to a wheelchair, to be put down because Super Cripple has set the standards for being a productive gimp. Does that mean that AB people that aren’t at the top of their game are losers? I don’t think so, but I try not to make assumptions about a total stranger or make unfair comparisons.