your asertions and generalizations are quite true.
I also have the same experiences in my life and I know several
disabled persons who have to compromise on account of their disability
and operate in a culture of Mediocrity.
On 10/11/16, Rahul Bajaj <rahul.bajaj10...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> I hope this message finds you well.
> I am wondering what others think about a phenomenon that I have observed
> quite frequently amongst disabled persons in India and have myself been a
> participant in.
> Because one's disability permeates every facet of one's life and constrains
> many of the choices that one makes, I often find that disabled persons are
> compelled to be in the company of those who are not as smart or bright as
> they are. More specifically, since persons with disabilities typically are
> hesitant to take the risks that are critical for stepping out of one's
> comfort zone and meeting people who are as intellectually curious and
> professionally competent as they are,they end up working/studying in a
> culture of mediocrity.
> This not only applies in an educational and professional context, but also
> in the context of one's spouse/dating partner. The idea that, in a country
> of blind people, a one-eyed woman is the queen, therefore, means that the
> disabled person is typically the outlier in terms of performance and
> ability. My assertions are largely based on anecdotal evidence and my own
> firsthand experiences, so I may be unfairly generalizing.
> I would be curious to know what others think about these observations.
> Register at the dedicated AccessIndia list for discussing accessibility of
> mobile phones / Tabs on:
> Search for old postings at:
> To unsubscribe send a message to
> with the subject unsubscribe.
> To change your subscription to digest mode or make any other changes, please
> visit the list home page at
> 1. Contents of the mails, factual, or otherwise, reflect the thinking of the
> person sending the mail and AI in no way relates itself to its veracity;
> 2. AI cannot be held liable for any commission/omission based on the mails
> sent through this mailing list..
(M S Vaswani
Department of English
Shivaji University, Kolhapur
Register at the dedicated AccessIndia list for discussing accessibility of
mobile phones / Tabs on:
Search for old postings at:
To unsubscribe send a message to
with the subject unsubscribe.
To change your subscription to digest mode or make any other changes, please
visit the list home page at
1. Contents of the mails, factual, or otherwise, reflect the thinking of the
person sending the mail and AI in no way relates itself to its veracity;
2. AI cannot be held liable for any commission/omission based on the mails sent
through this mailing list..