Of the two, would you rather have been blind since birth or go blind as a young adult?
Born blind, I suppose. I wouldn't know what I was missing.
It might be true you wouldn't miss as much what you never had, but the years worth of memories would make communicating with others so much easier. Some things like the night sky, the ocean, or colors, defy description to one who has never seen.
If hate for my parents to have to start out with me blind. I think it'd be easier on them to adapt after
That was easy!
I would rather learn how to live normally and then adjust. I would want to know what things look like. However, it would be easier to be blind from birth.
Either way I'd be getting a Guide Dog :)
Which one make me have superpowers like Daredevil?
I would hate being born blind and people tell me how beautiful something is, with no earthly idea how to imagine it in my head.
If born blind, the individual has the opportunity to adapt to their surroundings easily because the situation is a constant in their life. Teaching mobility with a cane can be done while they are learning to walk. Learning to use other senses such
as touch and smell helps them to observe the world around them. They can learn brail at the same time they are learning their letters and sounds. Learning all of these things at a younger age helps make them become second nature to a child. To them
, it's normal. They have known nothing else.
I can't imagine adjusting to live without my eyesight. It would require exponentially more effort from the individual and others in their life.
I totally agree.
I would at least like to know what colors are. I could imagine what something looks like then. If someone says "green" I won't have to make up a color
Nope never mind I dun goofed
I've been watching the YouTube channel where this guy who has been blind since birth talks about what exactly it is like. It is pretty interesting...
Haha, I love it when people are honest like that.
Lol yeah me too. That guy is so good natured about it. I really like his videos
That's great. I started watching, and my husband came in and asked if I was listening to Tommy Edison. Apparently he's already subscribed to the guy!