For people who have fluent speech, it is hard to imagine what it must be like for people who stutter.
Going through life with a speech impediment is quite difficult, and at times stutterer would appreciate a little more compasion.
After overcoming a stutter myself, I asked some of my friends, how they thought life was like, having a severe stutter. I had quite a few different responses, some of which annoyed me.
Jim said: "I always thought that you felt a bit sorry for yourself and you made out that your stutter was some huge disasterous problem. It's not like you couldn't talk at all, is it? I also felt at times that you lacked courage, for example always asking Tony to order your drinks for you."
Paul then gave his opinion: "I found it quite funny that at times you would be talking really well, but within a few minutes you couldn't get a word out."
Ashley joined in: "I felt a bit sorry for you, seeing you struggle, was quite painful to watch."- This was a better comment!
Nigel, another friend: "I am glad that I don't stutter, but what I think you needed to understand was that you were not only one with issues and problems. I am extremely impressed that you have managed to overcome it though."