Imagine that you have shortsightedness (if you do, never mind, keep reading) and you wear contact lens.
You need contact lens or spectacles to rectify your vision on long-term basis.
You will have to wash the pair of contact lens with disinfectant.
Now that you have schizophrenia (if you don’t, never mind, keep reading) and you take medicine.
You need medicine or anti-psychotics to rectify the chemical imbalance inside of your brain on long-term basis (most probably).
(I take shortsightedness as side-by-side comparison because I don’t know much about other illnesses)
Compare these two and you will probably find out people with schizophrenia are vulnerable than people with shortsightedness.
They are different impairments and I am not going to change the belief of the general public. This new topic is for the purpose to remind you and me that with schizophrenia, we tend to exaggerate our failures at the present and in the past. If we take it easy like we do with shortsightedness (or any other physical impairment), we can still go on our life. Make sense?