In this post, I want to talk about the acceptance of people with Tourette into society and the workplace.
Today in society, a person with Tourette is treated like he is a half a man and doesn’t get equal opportunity. This situation is not right, in my opinion. There is a lot of prejudice about people with Tourette, and it affects their chances to find work. In the interviews, they are starting at a lower position than a regular person which, in my opinion, is wrong and we need to change it. I think that if we think of our society as a progressive society, we need to change the attitude toward people with Tourette and give them equal opportunity in the workplace. Sometimes work places will need to adjust their environment to people with Tourette. I think that if given the opportunity, people with Tourette would go to work.
Our society doesn’t educate enough about Tourette, and you can see this in the way that society treats these people. They are treating like a lower class citizen and also the government doesn’t give enough welfare to them, which is a degradation for the person with Tourette. The amount of the money isn’t enough for a person with Tourette to finish the month and to earn his living with dignity. This situation needs to change, especially if we want to be able to look in the mirror and feel good about our society.
Today, because of the prejudice that there is about Tourette, people in society are afraid to deal with a person that has Tourette. Which in my opinion is wrong and it’s not fit for an enlightened society that we think we are. We need to educate society that there is more to a person with Tourette and to look through the Tourette. The more that a person with Tourette works, the better we will be as a society.
I think that society should accept people with Tourette into the workplace and help them feel appreciated and as a part of the working industry. I know and recognize that the bosses and the environment will need to adjust themselves to a person with Tourette and it won’t be easy, but I think that is the obligation of society to them. I don’t delude myself into thinking that people with Tourette can do all the things that normal people do but most of the things they can do. I am a living proof of that. I know, and I recognize that a lot of things I do at a slower pace and sometimes I need to take more breaks than people that don’t have Tourette syndrome, but I am working and appreciated despite the Tourette.
I am grateful to my bosses and to my co-workers for supporting and helping me reach my potential. I don’t take it for granted, and I feel blessed every day that I have a supporting community and workplace that appreciate me and look through the Tourette. They see me as Edan and give me all the support that I need without thinking twice even if it means that I sometimes work fewer hours or go home earlier when I have bad periods.
I think that people with Tourette can grow and function properly in a suitable environment if they are given a chance.
I hate to stay at home, and I need to work and occupy myself all of the time. The fact that I work and am part of society despite the Tourette gives me great satisfaction and pride.
I think that if more people with Tourette get into a workplace in a suitable environment, it will be a winning situation for both sides and society will benefit from it. I feel satisfaction and pride in myself because I work and have a social life despite the Tourette. It’s not easy, but I do it every day. In my opinion, people with Tourette will have the same feeling of pride and satisfaction if they work in a suitable environment.