Different, Not Less

Temple Grandin, Great Ambassador to the world of Autism, used this term to push the boundaries that was given to her by society that did not understand autism. While dealing with a great handicap, she showed that even if people saw her as different, she was able to prove her worth. Her mother stood by her, helped her, was her best therapist as all mothers are… she knew her child. When I think of this Different, Not Less saying, not only does it apply to autism but it can also apply to all human being. You can see me as different through my gestures, my looks but do not treat me as a lesser being than you are. Before you judge me harshly, try walking in my shoes and see how you would react if you were treated the same way.