Our son Matt has brought such joy to us and through him we have learnt so many things about ourselves and life. He has a rare genetic syndrome called Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome. This blog is where we process the things we have learnt, where we share our challenges and pains, and where we celebrate small victories.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Someone capable of love
"My studies in Aristotle helped me to order my thoughts, and to distinguish what really matters from what is less important. Aristotle loved all that is human. He made me pay attention not primarily to ideas but to reality and experience. But I differ from Aristotle over certain aspects of anthropology, particularly over his definition of the human being as a 'rational animal', a definition which excludes people with intellectual disabilities from humanity. I would sooner define the human being as 'someone capable of love'. "