How Time Flies
Posted on July 15, 2009 by Davida Shensky, One of Thousands of Career Coaches on Noomii.
It has been 40 years since graduation from HS. I was found on FB and invited to the reunion. There's a first timed for everything.
It is ironic that all these years later everyone wants to keep in touch with me. During HS they teased me or kept their distance. I graduated HS 8 years before the Individual Disability Education Act became law so I was the only one in the school at the time with a disability so no one knew how to relate to me. They kept their distance.
This was a very lonely time for me because I was not included in many activities. It was only after I entered college did I develop long lasting friendships.
Things are different today, not only because of the laws, but people with disabilities are no longer invisible to society. Technology and education have made the differences in attitudes, but there is still prejudice in society and don’t know if that will ever change.
Life goes on and we have to accept the changes. Think of how we did business 40 years ago. There were few opportunities for women in the workplace—teaching, secretaries, ECT. Today, women have more job opportunities.
We sent letters using what today is known as snail mail. Computers were large and cumbersome, so they were only in the workplace. Typewriters were manual and you needed carbon to make copies. Whiteout was needed tgo make corrections.
Technology has changed how we do business today. It has changed how we work and where we work. LIFE GOES ON!