Lets get this lined out once and for all.
Your feelings matter.
your life matters.
your dignity matters .
your self image matters.
your self respect matters.
Because of these self evident truths, you..MUST! demand these from any and all those around you.
there comes the time (guess what..that time is right now...) that enough is enough, you matter, you have Dignity and Honor inherent and indelibly etched into your soul. and that since each and every person is entitled due respect irregardless of status, position or current health, you are of worth, and since from henceforth and forevermore you are demanding to be treated post haste and in perpetuity as a person, not an object of pity, an artifact of some life gone bye the wayside, or to be ignored in the hope you will magically appear one day..whole again.
The golden rule applies from this day forward...
this is your declaration
this is your sign
this is notice given.....
" from here on out, the treatment, attitude and actions you receive from me..are a direct and mirrored reflection of how you treat me..,"
so go forth Spiney,
hold your head as high as you can,
if they can't, won't or willingly misunderstands who, what and how you are, they never will, and are to be pitied for their ignorance.