The main reason for less awareness of stammering was because of Stammerers.
Yes, the stammerers alone are responsible. Normal speaking persons definitely can not understand & also may not know what kind of problems especially emotional turmoil that all the Stammerers are facing in their day to day life.
How could normal persons understand our problem unless WE explained to them.
It's believed that 1% of the world population are stammerers. From my experience, in that 1%, hardly about 2% alone are able to control / overcoming their stammering.
I am not going into details why the remaining 98% of the Stammerers were unable to overcome their stammering. Already I explained many times about it. So, enough is enough. But I would like to discuss about a couple of points here.
1) I know a few stammerers for many years. But they are still afraid of uploading their voice messages in whatsapp group because of their fear & shame which I could not understand. This is the forum for them to stammer comfortably without any fear..
2) Similarly, majority of Stammerers even while speaking to their close friends, colleagues, always trying to hide their stammering every time as if others didn't know about their problem which is also surprising me.
Ok, let's come to ther main topic. As stated earlier only 2% of Stammerers were able successfully overcome their stammering. That's we can assume only 0.02% of the world population are recovered Stammerers. Those recovered Stammerers alone have to create awareness about stammering which falls in the voluntary / social activity category.
Who else will create awareness for us?. It's our problem... Our headache.... We only have to find a solution for this.
In that 0.02% recovered Stammerers, how many of them are ready for this kind social work? Not even 10% of the above 0.02% which is very small numbers. Then, how come the awareness will reach to the public?
Most of us are unable to overcome our stammering. Always afraid of speaking even with our closed ones. Always avoiding speaking situations.
Under these circumstances, where they will get guts and courage to talk about their problems with others?
At least TISA has come to our rescue now fairly to some extent. TISA is more active now a days. In many cities, TISA members are creating awareness about stammering. This is mainly due to tireless work being done by Dr. Sachin and a few like minded TISA members.
The only solution to create awareness is first we have to overcome our problems and talk about stammering with others. Or at least even having with the existing problems, we have to create awareness. But it requires lot of guts and courage which is very short supply now.
We should not expect others (including government) to create awareness for us.
We have to first understand that this is our problem and not others.
comments are welcome.