Day 28: misconceptions.
What are misconceptions sighted people often have about blind people?
I think the biggest misconception right now is that we all have non-24 in some shape or form. I know someone that has it, and I know a blind person that doesn’t have it, so I think it’s about 50-50. Even when I went to the doctor, he thought I had non-24, it turned out to be the antidepressants that his brother put me on because my mother thought I was depressed.
Another big one is that we all want to see some kind of cure. There are some who do, but there are a lot of us who are fine just the way we are. Yet another one is that we’re all extraordinary people, who do extraordinary things. Don’t get me wrong, a few of us have done extraordinary things, (Erik Weihenmayer climbed Mount Everest for instance, (Wikipedia link) but most of us are ordinary, everyday people. Lol don’t get me wrong, I’ve had my share of adventures, (I’ve been skydiving twice!) However, that just means I like to have some fun once in a while.
Despite not having anymore questions prepared, I do have a post planned for tomorrow, expect a list post!