Religion is something we don't talk about, and it is used by uneducated people as a weapon to divide us as opposed to connect with each other.
Humour allows people to exhale a little.
People tend to treat people with disabilities sort of like they're aliens from another planet. It doesn't come from a bad place; it comes from a place of, 'I have no idea what this disability entails, and I don't want to offend anyone or make them feel awful.'
I've accepted that we've all got crap to deal with and problems that we're fighting not to be defined by. At the end of the day, we all want the same stuff: fulfillment, love, support, comfort, and a hot-air balloon with laser guns attached to it. The most important thing is that we appreciate the crazy ride we're on.
My grandmother was a church organist, but we only went on Easter and Christmas Eve sometimes.