Having Poland Syndrome can make you feel self-conscious enough without the added pressure of having people stare at you. During one of the PIP-UK’s trawl through websites we came across an article that talks about just that. So lets introduce you to Ryan Haack:
“I’m Ryan. I’m a husband, a father, a pastor, and a writer. I love making people laugh and getting people to think. I love learning and admit I don’t have it all together. I believe everyone has their own view of the world and has an amazing story to tell.”
Ryan wrote a great article about how to cope with people staring at you and how to deal with this. He talks about kids, parents and well everyone else! Staring at someone who is different is just the way people are made and it can be tough sometimes to deal with this. Ryan sums this up quite well:
And while these ideas help me to some extent, the reality is that sometimes it still hurts to be stared at. Maybe you feel the same way. Maybe you’re tall. Or short. Or overweight. Or you have red hair. Or no hair. Or you limp. Or you’re in a wheelchair. Or you’re blind. Or you’re a different color than all your friends. It could be anything. I want to tell you that it’s ok to not enjoy being stared at. I also want to tell you to accept that it is a fact of life. Most people don’t mean to be rude. Most people don’t even want to stare, they just can’t help it.
Take a look at the link, have a read and tell us what you think? How do you cope? Got any tips you can share with the rest of us? Leave a comment below and let us know.