There are some people who will see you are disabled and think you are stupid. So they will try to sell you drugs or pressure you into making an equally bad choice. I’m going to explain how to get around this.
Most disabled people are just as intelligent as an abled person, so asking them if they want to buy drugs from you is just pointless and somewhat offensive. A lot of people will target a person with a disability because they think they are incredibly stupid and will buy drugs from them. You couldn’t be more wrong. The only difference is some of our muscles don’t work, but we are perfectly capable of making our own decisions.
There are some disabled people who are unable to make their own decisions. You should not approach these people that is wrong. You are using their disability to your advantage and that isn’t fair. If you wouldn’t like something like that done to you, don’t do it to someone else.
If you are pressured by your peers, you just have to know you don’t have to do what everyone else is doing. The moment you think that the moment bad choices start to happen. When I was in school, I had someone ask me how old I was because they wanted me to buy them cigarettes. I didn’t tell them my age and refused to buy them cigarettes because I didn’t want to get involved with their habits. I knew if I did I would be sorry.
If you don’t agree with something, don’t do it, even if someone is trying to convince you to do it. All you have to do is say no. You don’t need to give them a long-drawn-out answer why you chose that decision. To be honest, it is none of their business. The important thing is not to be rude about it. If things get out of hand, tell an adult if you are a minor if not report it.
Making the right decisions can be difficult, especially if someone is pressuring you to make the wrong ones. You always have to ask yourself am I making that choice because I want to or because everyone else is doing it. Be a leader, not a follower. When it comes to making choices, it can seriously make an impact on your lifestyle.
The types of people you hang around will also play a huge role in the type of choices you make because if you hang with a good group of friends they won’t pressure you into making bad choices. A good friend will talk you out of making a really bad choice and help you through it if you have made on. If your friend has seen you have made a bad choice, they would not say to you, “not my problem” if they did they are not a good friend. If you have any questions about making the right choices, please leave them in the comments below!
Life with Spina Bifida is a personal blog that is all about my life with a disability, chronic pain as well as encouraging hope and positivity for those who are suffering. You are not alone!