Originally Posted by Manomanman
It is a fact, not an assumption, that defective people are of lower value
The problem is that value is such a subjective term, what does it really mean? Depending on the context, defective people have huge amounts of value.
Depending on the extent and type of the defect (which I would merely define as a physical trait which expresses itself in a way which is greater than the standard deviation from the norm in any aspect, personality, physical, etc.), then a defect has value for both those beings which have it and for those with which they are connected in that it is something to be overcome, integrated, or potentially cured. Those that help people with defects gain enormous value from the connection and sometimes the knowledge gained from those with defects (savants for example) can potentially help us "normies".
Of course you could point out those which are born with or gain horrible, incurable and painful defects which may seem to take away a being before they can realize any potential or have any noticeable value. Well, anyone who is conceived is brought to this world with a connection to someone and if their existence seems to only cause sorrow, then we can say that their existence helps to increase that someone's potential joy through that sorrow.
Every experience has value, and if we look at every being as a part of a whole which makes up the Universe, then every existence is merely an aspect of the whole experiencing itself. Thus, every being's existence has value.
I'm having such fun reinforcing the workshop and folding in all the other things I've been reading since starting down the personal growth and spiritual path. Though it means I'm gonna have to be up late getting all the things done that I'm not doing since I'm thinking and writing all this stuff.