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    I notice them but I don't particularly think "funny". I haven't interacted much with many DS people but they are usually very sweet individuals, I know.
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    Considering so many people are mentally crippled in some way or another, I don't give it a second thought when I run into someone with DS. I've taken care of mentally handicapped people in the past- including a severely autistic girl & another girl with DS. It's not entirely alien to me. I will admit, I occasionally will have an initial, subtle disgust response, at times, due to encounters with handicapped people who didn't have a fair grasp on personal hygiene or the meaning of personal space. Yes, it's sad some of these people are not looked after properly/can be germy like babies, to some degree-- but I'll clarify that my visceral disgust response to potential exchange of pathogens is natural, & not a judgement on the person, by any means. And sure, there are plenty of unsanitary 'normal' people, but my encounters with this concentrated group have been most consistent, thus the involuntary biological reactions on my part. My feelings are not out on display, as most of my reactions tend to be muted by default, anyway, so generally people are none the wiser.

    Overall, I am indifferent. I don't bother with pity; that doesn't accomplish anything-- there is nothing to accomplish, as far as I'm concerned. The reality of the situation is that they exist. So do I. Like any other being, I wish them well. And that's pretty much that.
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    03/23 06:29:07 Lexicon: I was sleeping!



    04/25 04:20:35 Patches: Don't listen to lex. She wants to birth a litter of kittens. She doesnt get to decide whats creepy

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    It's depressing to think that treating someone like they don't exist is also treating them as an equal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ginkgo View Post
    It's depressing to think that treating someone like they don't exist is also treating them as an equal.
    What is equal?
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    03/23 06:21:34 Nancynobullets: LEXXX *sacrifices a first born*
    03/23 06:21:53 Nancynobullets: We summon yooouuu
    03/23 06:29:07 Lexicon: I was sleeping!



    04/25 04:20:35 Patches: Don't listen to lex. She wants to birth a litter of kittens. She doesnt get to decide whats creepy

    02/16 23:49:38 ygolo: Lex is afk
    02/16 23:49:45 Cimarron: she's doing drugs with Jack

    03/05 19:27:41 Time: You can't make chat morbid. Lex does it naturally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ginkgo View Post
    It's depressing to think that treating someone like they don't exist is also treating them as an equal.
    Yeah. Hence the awkwardness between looking and not looking - I don't want to act as if they don't exist, but I don't want to stare and make people uncomfortable either. I think it's one of those things that immediately stops coming naturally the moment you think about it.
    "A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices." --William James

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexicon View Post
    What is equal?
    Same on one fundamental level. Aka. All humans are equally human.

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    I don`t have a spesific reaction to people with downs syndrom. They are people who needs some extra care thats all. They are on occation funny because they are either talking different or look different.

    We have a home for them above the bus stop home. One of the guys where allways greeting us when he went past and we waved or greeted back.
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    wierd memory work->Tamagochi->tetris->Starcraft2->thugs->Chess->german techno->Love parade->disaster->death..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1wH2...eature=related

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ginkgo View Post
    Same on one fundamental level. Aka. All humans are equally human.
    While we're all equally human, I guess some people feel the need to recalibrate their behaviors to given situations with different types [I use the term ''types'' loosely, here] of people. Generally, I think the effort to try to accommodate/understand on a basic human level is there, for the most part.. if that makes sense.
    03/23 06:06:58 EcK: lex
    03/23 06:06:59 EcK: lex
    03/23 06:21:34 Nancynobullets: LEXXX *sacrifices a first born*
    03/23 06:21:53 Nancynobullets: We summon yooouuu
    03/23 06:29:07 Lexicon: I was sleeping!



    04/25 04:20:35 Patches: Don't listen to lex. She wants to birth a litter of kittens. She doesnt get to decide whats creepy

    02/16 23:49:38 ygolo: Lex is afk
    02/16 23:49:45 Cimarron: she's doing drugs with Jack

    03/05 19:27:41 Time: You can't make chat morbid. Lex does it naturally.

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    You can`t conversate with dogs so you adjust your behavior. But you can still threat it with respect.
    Epic derailment:
    wierd memory work->Tamagochi->tetris->Starcraft2->thugs->Chess->german techno->Love parade->disaster->death..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1wH2...eature=related

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