Keith Boss recently replied to a young IPWS. We have left out the questions, because we know them too well. In any case, you can guess them from the answers. We are sharing here these answers because many of us may still have these questions..
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Questions / Answers.
CURE OF STAMMERING
There is no cure for stammering. There are ways to increase the perfection of your communication. (I am entering a speech contest next Monday).
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF SPEECH THERAPIST
It is good to learn speaking tools to use initially to begin to remember good speaking times. These good times will happen more and more and will begin to melt your old Stammering Iceberg. Therapists, good ones, will help you to learn these tools; will help you to change your thinking, and will point you towards self help groups.
These are thoughts in your mind. You can control your thoughts, with practice, so you can change and eliminate them.
God gave you a brain. How you use that brain is your choice. You can go through life thinking inwards and negatively, or you can ignore your own problems, try to help others and often your own problems are reduced.
IS THE ROLE OF STUTTER TO BE AS A JOKER? ARE WE HERE JUST TO ENTERTAIN OTHER PEOPLES?
If you want to think this, that is your choice on how to use your brain. I do not choose to think like this as I know it is depressing and not what I want in life. May I ask you a question. Do you read other people’s minds? How do you know what others are thinking if you stutter?
ARE THESE STUPID AND SILLY QUESTIONS?
Friend, you are only 24. You have been hurt in the early part of you life. Really no question is stupid or silly. A question means you are looking for an answer which shows you have begun to walk along the path of change and courage. That is very, very good.
Join the rest of us in the world. Get to know other stutterers. Many of them are fun people to know.