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Disability

1. State of being disabled; deprivation or want of ability; absence of competent physical, intellectual, or moral power, means, fitness, and the like. Grossest faults, or disabilities to perform what was covenanted. (Milton) Chatham refused to see him, pleading his disability. (Bancroft)

2. Want of legal qualification to do a thing; legal incapacity or incompetency. The disabilities of idiocy, infancy, and coverture. (Abbott)

Synonym: Weakness, inability, incompetence, impotence, incapacity, incompetency, disqualification.

disability, Inability. Inability is an inherent want of power to perform the thing in question; disability arises from some deprivation or loss of the needed competency. One who becomes deranged is under a disability of holding his estate; and one who is made a judge, of deciding in his own case. A man may decline an office on account of his inability to discharge its duties; he may refuse to accept a trust or employment on account of some disability prevents him from entering into such engagements.


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Re: Famous People with Disabilities

What i'm really impressed by is Stephan Hawking's story!! http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/may/15/stephen-hawking-interview-there-is-no-heaven

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by Xaolou
Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:36 pm
 
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Re: Famous People with Disabilities

Thank you. I agree with you. "Disabled people have proved to the World that quality and mental strength can broke the prejudice barrier to succeed." Determination, Will Power, Mental Strength & Toughness are the attributes they possess. Thanks & Regards, Prashant S Akerkar

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by prashantakerkar
Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:03 am
 
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Re: Famous People with Disabilities

Well, i believe some have it and some don`t... plain and simple as that. I don`t think there is a serious scientific explanation for being a genius or being a famous singer/songwriter. If you take, for example, Stevie Wonder´s talent as a singer, i think that has nothing to to with his blindness. Ma...

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by DanielSan
Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:21 pm
 
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Famous People with Disabilities

I sometimes wonder about those Great People like Stevie Wonder (Musician), Stephen Hawkings (Astro Physicist), Helen Keller (Author) etc. They are in the category of Disabled i.e Blind, Deaf or Dumb, suffering from Disease. But aren't they exceptional in rising to those Great Heights in their fields...

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by prashantakerkar
Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:27 am
 
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Biologist vs. Physician.

... to study different ecosystems and how animals interact, you become a biologist. If you want to help people who are suffering from illnesses or disabilities, be they pleasant, irritating, or just depressed, you become a physician. If you're a physician, I think that there's more stress and less ...

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by terryandrews
Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:00 am
 
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