Scientist are finding ways to bypass portions of a defective eye component and sight is being created where no sight was before. Is this coming down the pipeline for me and you? Is this a barbaric form of stimulation of contrasting figments that are decipherable to the person or is this the grand jewel of technology to the blind? I am not sure. I have no clue. But hey, go for it. Make them eyes in the shop and send them my way. Will this change the blind? Will this new break through change me? No, not in the least bit.
When I loss my eye sight I sat down on the sidelines of life wondering what was next. Waited about 6 months on the bench thinking that somehow something would happen and I would be back in the game. Nothing. No nothing. So I had to adjust and get adjusted for blindness and get on with life, the only game in town worth betting on.
I learned skills and attitude through an adjustment to blindness program and went off to college. I went on to teach adjustment to blindness to students of the same program that I graduated. And now that I was trained in blindness skills and trained in teaching those who sought skills I found myself to be the same person I was before I loss any sight at all. I found myself, I found me right where I left me, and I was never too far away. If I was to get this artificial device that allowed me to see like I saw before I have a hunch that I would still be me and not ever think that sight or no sight that I would not be there.
Just because someone gets training for blindness does not make them a better person, they are the same person they once was except that now they have blindness skills If they were a jerk before, then they are now a jerk with blindness skills. Believe me, I too found myself and something’s still need work but blindness is not the issue just as sightedness wasn’t either. Blind me or Sighted me…there I was.
Would you be the same or different if you loss or gained sight?