Friday, January 29, 2016
J.J the Genius
"I'd give anything to be normal for a day" was a quote said by J.J Jones from the T.V series Skins. J.J is a not so average teenage boy in anyway. He struggles with Autism and a social inept that he recognizes and tries to deal with it. J.J also suffers from anger rampages and mood swing because he feels as if others don't take him seriously and don't see him as a real person. J.J is actually an incredibly intelligent individual which you might not expect when you here the word "Autism" because of the negative stereo types that are given to people with disorders. J.J Jones lives a for the most part average life considering his disability. He has friends, does incredibly well in school and in any circumstance that applies to knowledge, and tries to get help when he needs it.I disagree with the article because J.J is a happy comedic character but he also has his negative moments. Just because he has a disability doesn't mean he has to be down all the time. In this Article "Mental illness sans cliches" by Susan Brink she talks about how people with special needs are being shown in an incorrect way because on T.V its showing people they are "portrayed as comedic." I think this is wrong to say because why wouldn't they act happy and funny in real life. A disability doesn't always mean the person is constantly struggling and being depressed, a lot of the time they might even be more happy and positive then some of us.
This is why I disagree with the article. Because people with a disability are no different to us and can be just as happy.