It seems that we can’t avoid the labels others put on us. One of mine is " disabled “, denoting that I have a disability or disabilities, terms that I’m not really comfortable with. The prefix " dis” before “ability” implies the impairment or lack of ability, and differentiates me from the “general population”.
Everyone has different, and varying levels of ability, but society doesn’t, apply the label of “disabled” to anyone who can’t play football, understand physics, drive, swim etc. Isn’t everyone “disabled” compared to Usain Bolt. So why must I carry this label because I can’t do certain things?
What people lack, is the means to fulfill their own individual potential for whatever reason. So from now on, if an arbitrary label is going to be applied to me, then I would prefer it to be, something like, " UNENABLED". This can be applied to, not just me, but anyone who has yet to been given the opportunity to make the most of what that can do, rather than what that can’t.