The 12th Invest in ME Research Conference June, 2017, Part 2
MEMum presents the second article in a series of three about the recent 12th Invest In ME International Conference (IIMEC12) in London.
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How Great Human Beings Find Their Purpose

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by lnester7, Feb 7, 2017.

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    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    How about editing the title of your thread to include something about Un-rest?
     
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    The link doesn't work for me, makes me try to log-in on Linkedin.
     
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    Funny, it worked for me. Try googling the title or the first sentence: "It's probably a mistake to think you were "born to be" an entrepreneur, cure cancer, or become an actor."
     
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    Is anyone up to writing a comment on that page? Thank you, if you can. :hug: The most recent comment of a week ago by a "specialist", which is the first others read, is saying it's a simple understandable disease caused by our thoughts...

    Edit: Thank you @Solstice for your comment below, " " done.
     
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    Yeah, would be great if anyone could get a decent comment to be the first viewed on that site. You forgot the " " around specialist btw :D .
     
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    (I had to read it from the GoogleCache. I haven't read the comments on the Linkedin site as it forces me to login and I'm not on Facebook)

    "How Great Human Beings Find Their Purpose"

    I hate this title and this aspect of the article. It is the same pity-heroism dichotomy so common when able bodied people speak about people with disabilities. Some of us have been ill since we were young and we've never had the opportunity to learn skills or education to have broad impact. Some of us simply don't have the support networks to use what little energy we have for "purpose". Some of us don't even have that. Saying that opportunities come from adversity is bullshit. Most of us have lost far more than we will ever gain.

    The rest of the article is worthy, saying nothing will change until, well, those who aren't affected by the disease start to pay attention, take the disease seriously and invest money into finding solutions.
     

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