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Disabilities and Society

These questions are relate to disabilities and Society. Please provide ideas and examples on the following:

1. Are we afraid of the unknown?
2. If so, why do young children approach me and my wheelchair with no fear or hesitation?
3. And why are there people who are willing to risk physical harm and death to explore caves and mountains that have never been explored?
4. In reality, we are not afraid of the unknown, but we are afraid of what we think we know about someone who is different.
5. How does this concept relate to the socialization process? Please give specific examples.

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1. Are we afraid of the unknown? If so, why do young children approach me and my wheelchair with no fear or hesitation? And why are there people who are willing to risk physical harm and death to explore caves and mountains that have never been explored? In reality we are not afraid of the unknown, but we are afraid of what we think we know about someone who is different. How does this concept relate to the socialization process? Please give specific examples.

Interestingly, the things that we fear are often the very things that we have learned to fear through the socialization ...

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By responding to the questions, this solution discusses and provides examples relating to disabilities and society.

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