WHY IS IT CRUEL?
On the surface, stuttering may not appear to present significant challenges, but the hidden emotional havoc it wreaks runs the gamut.
Bullying, depression, isolation, and thoughts of suicide are not uncommon among people who stutter.
Their lives become a tangled web of obstacles stemming from seemingly typical, everyday situations.
Try imagining the hopelessness and immense frustration of being unable to have a casual conversation with a loved one, make a phone call, or place a food order.
The psychological and emotional toll on people who stutter and those in their lives cannot be overstated.
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“People who stutter have the unique opportunity to teach the world to listen.”
“I remember a long time ago my Grandpa told me: ‘Don’t ever let anybody tell you that you can’t do anything because you stutter.’”
“It’s nothing to be ashamed of to have a stutter.”
“No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.”
“My own private theory is that stammerers have so many ideas swirling around their brains at once that they can’t get them all out, though I haven’t found any scientific evidence to back that up.”
“Stuttering is painful. In Sunday school, I’d try to read my lessons, and the children behind me were falling on the floor with laughter.”
“You don’t have a choice as to whether you stutter, but you do have a choice as to how you stutter.”
“The one thing I’ve learned is that stuttering in public is never as bad as I fear it will be.”
“A stammering man is never a worthless one. Physiology can tell you why. It is an excess of delicacy, excess of sensibility to the presence of his fellow-creature that makes him stammer.”
“I was more than amazed someone would ask me to do a movie, since I had a stuttering problem my whole life. I still do. I’m just cool with it now.”
“Stuttering is no simple speech impediment. It is a complicated disorder which has both physical and emotional aspects.”
“Somebody told me I should put a pebble in my mouth to cure my stuttering. Well, I tried it, and during a scene I swallowed the pebble. That was the end of that.”