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“You should commit suicide”: On Americans’ Lack of Empathy for People with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses.

  Americans are often unwilling, or unable, to empathize with chronically ill and/or disabled people. Some rough thoughts on this topic: 1.) Disabled people (and this includes chronically ill people) are a minority in the U.S., making up only 19% of … Continue reading

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How I Was Recruited to (and Rejected from) the CIA.

During the two years that I was so sick with MS as to be functionally bedridden the majority of the time, I had a lot of opportunities to think. About my life, for instance. About potentially viable alternate lives. If … Continue reading

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