And then you realize that Forrest knows about his condition all along and your heart breaks a little.
correction; your heart breaks a lot
I don’t know why everyone is convinced people with disabilities don’t realize they’re disabled. My sister is mentally handicapped and she has known, she’s always known. It’s impossible not to when people treat you differently and make it apparent you’re not as quick as everyone else around you. It’s not something many people are able to block out. You realize the people around you develop faster and think faster and do shit faster. It’s not like it’s some big, well kept secret.
My heart doesn’t break because he’s suddenly showing he’s aware, my heart breaks because he knows that if he isn’t “smart”, life is going to be a thousand times harder and so he doesn’t want him burdened by his same disability. It breaks that he has to want a “normal” child because people are so fucking awful about anyone who isn’t.
THE BEST WAY TO GO OUT: CONTINUING A RUNNING GAG.
ok, here’s the thing…