(Hosted & Produced by Marlon “Shymar” Molinos)
The View from Chair Level is a talk show that discusses various topics from the viewpoint of Marlon Molinos an individual living with Cerebral Palsy since birth. The goal of this show is to inspire everyone to look past your limitations and find creative ways to accomplish your daily goals. A free mind is limitless and you are the only one that sets your own limits.
Featured Song: Kelsea Ballerini - High School
The disabled persons lack equal opportunities to attain education. This is due to discriminatory practices that have always looked down the disabled. The able-bodied children are given first priority to attain education. For the disabled even if there are opportunities to attend school most schools may not be accessible or far away. The majority of the disabled persons also require special schools who are very few and cannot accommodate even those disabled who can’t afford due to geographical challenges.
As with everything in life, there is a price that needs to be paid to get it. Education is no different. Setting a goal such as getting your high school diploma, or degree is definitely achievable as I am living proof of someone who has gotten his degree. Although it's true that education is not in some situations as important, it is definitely one of the most satisfying achievements I have been able to complete.
In other situations, getting your degree can make a difference between getting an entry-level job, or the career of your choice. In reality, success is really in the eye of the beholder. You shouldn't shy away from getting a higher level of education because of your dictation, or disability. Nowadays, most if not all educational institutions have an office that helps people with disabilities get reasonable accommodations while attending classes. In my personal opinion, everyone has their reasons for not chasing that goal or dream, and although they are all pretty good reasons; you should not use those reasons to stop you from chasing your dream.
Try setting easy goals for yourself like getting your kids to bed early so they can wake up early to get ready to go to school and when you get them to school early enough that gives you more time to set new goals for the day. Even adding a reward for yourself for accomplishing a goal can be the motivation for accomplishing that goal.
Being educated doesn’t really mean that you need to get a degree as talked about above. Education comes in many forms and you should choose the one that fits you. Life is a large classroom that spits out lessons on the daily and you need to look at each setback as a learning tool and accomplishments as your reward for learning from it. I know for most of us that’s easier said than done, but when you do that, trust me you’ll be a better person for it.
Marlon Molinos – "it doesn't matter how a disability or situation is acquired. What matters is how you overcome, survive, and thrive with it."