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On living with stuttering and quality of life

Steven on Stuttering has another great post–and on a topic that I’ve been trying to teach and preach for years now.  The premise is simple: living with stuttering exposes us to more than a fair share of societal evil.  This is a reality that is beyond our control.  But what is *in* our control is how we respond to it.  And clinging to bitterness and anger–feeding it as if it was a pet–ultimately punishes us, not the world.  The world does not care; it doesn’t even give us a second thought.  So why should we rent them space in our heads?  Why should we allow them (i.e., non-stuttering-friendly-society) to have power over us and our happiness.  Ultimately, the path towards our peace is forgiveness.  Forgiveness of stuttering, self, and others.

And on a related note, Make Room For The Stuttering makes the terrific post on how acceptance is the first step toward resolution.  And as a complete and random aside, some research suggests that the single biggest contributing factor of Quality of Life in western cultures is… personal/self acceptance!  Seeing a trend here?

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  1. April 24th, 2009 at 10:11 | #1

    Thanks for the plug. I have been trying to figure out how to get more relevant readers.

    Did you read my post of today? I think you’d like it . . . .


    Greg @ Stuttering.me Reply:

    Wow–that fits really well! Let me modify this post… 🙂


    Pam Reply:

    Cool – I’ll look for it . . . . 🙂


  2. April 25th, 2009 at 18:18 | #2

    Hey StutteringMe,

    I have moved my blog, can you bookmark new link?


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