Wednesday, 5 September 2012

The world according to Snafu - The Paralympics

The Paralympics is a wonderful institution and has showcased some incredibly courageous and determined people who have shown what you can do even if the odds are very much against you.  The opening ceremony was remarkable and letting Stephen Hawking loose on the audience as a key figure encouraging people to look beyond and try to understand how the universe operates was a brilliant stroke, since he is so well known and possibly the most famous disabled person in the world.
However, it is my hope that in the future there will be no more Paralympics.  If we are able to follow up on Stephen Hawking’s philosophy and we are able to promote and develop science, then eventually medicine will advance to the point where disabilities of any kind, congenital or due to an injury, will all be curable or preventable.  When that happy state occurs, then the Paralympics will be redundant and only the Olympics will remain.

1 comment:

  1. That's a great hope, snafu - what a wonderful world that would be!