Healthy wheelchair users at Disney show contempt for social ideals


Imagine being drawn to the glamor of sharing your Disney moments on WeChat, but find the epic size of the park intimidating. Many believe that long walks from one amusement to another is not their idea of ​​the fun, especially when it is sweltering in the sun.

Well, you can sit in a wheelchair, rented at the resort entrance for 90 yuan (US $ 14) per day, to be pushed by, say, your boyfriend. But such an arrangement could be easily worked out with any pusher on the understanding of sharing the use of the wheelchair in turn.

Such advice has been shared online by those who have tried this and found it to be fun.

At first I found it tempting to denounce these young people – hopelessly hedonistic weaklings unwilling to perform basic physical function – as unworthy descendants of a people known for their culture of hard work and keen sense of responsibility.

I conducted a survey of some acquaintances.

A 90-year-old man was outraged. “There is simply no justification for this – it is clearly informed by a distorted mindset of having fun at the expense of people with disabilities. Imagine someone wondering out loud: It wasn’t bad at all for a person with a disability to be pushed in a wheelchair. “

A male colleague was more permissive. “Personally, if their behavior does not go against the regulations in force, it would be simply a matter of personal whim. But it would be a problem of management if Disney Resort were thus rendered unable to provide wheelchairs to those who have them. really need. “

A colleague said curtly: “He is fadia, period. “Known as a very Asian concept, fadia refers to a woman who deliberately acts spoiled to show how flirtatiously charming and cutesy she is in the eyes of her partner. The colleague adds cynically: “There are all kinds of handicaps.

I fundamentally agree with this latest assessment, believing that whatever satisfaction the lazy disabled person may have, it can only be influenced by callousness, a lack of empathy for people with disabilities, or a disregard for norms. social.

My wife also dismissed this as an “exhibition of conjugal love,” with the famous line that a public display of such intimacies can be doomed to fail.

But otherwise, she deemed it morally neutral, saying that a truly disabled person would likely visit this place with their own wheelchair, and those provided by Disney are explicitly intended for those who feel the need for assisted mobility within the compound. . Some have used wheelchairs to help carry their luggage.

Despite this, it is clear that some young people show a lack of ambition, push back efforts and give up the fight.

There are those who, tired of overwork with no hope of real advancement, choose to withdraw, or to remain flat, a malaise more or less emblematic of a fast-moving society in general and of the technological sector in particular.

In approaching this there is the challenge of knowing how to engage young people to engage socially, exercise, endure hardship and take responsibility.

In this regard, recent government initiatives aimed at achieving greater equality in the distribution of income and reinvigorating upward social mobility may send an encouraging message.


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