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HayleyS October 13th, 2013 4:55pm

Of the two, would you rather have been blind since birth or go blind as a young adult?

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kateXcore Dark side of the moon
10/13/13 12:42 pm

Born blind, I suppose. I wouldn't know what I was missing.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/13/13 12:18 pm

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.

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Scrazzle Winter is Coming
10/13/13 11:19 am

If hate for my parents to have to start out with me blind. I think it'd be easier on them to adapt after

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
10/13/13 10:24 am

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.

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PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
10/13/13 10:24 am

Either way I'd be getting a Guide Dog :)

DeusOrbus Stay Positive
10/13/13 10:21 am

Which one make me have superpowers like Daredevil?

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AngryAngel Oswego, IL
10/13/13 10:15 am

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.

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/13/13 10:14 am

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

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/13/13 10:15 am

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

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/13/13 10:18 am

, 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.

HayleyS looking up.
10/13/13 10:19 am

I totally agree.

MJSeals Legal Eagle soon
10/13/13 9:58 am

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

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MJSeals Legal Eagle soon
10/13/13 10:06 am

Nope never mind I dun goofed

HayleyS looking up.
10/13/13 9:57 am

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...

youtu.be/DBpdcDQG6Tc

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Liberty 4,032,064
10/13/13 10:05 am

Haha, I love it when people are honest like that.

HayleyS looking up.
10/13/13 10:21 am

Lol yeah me too. That guy is so good natured about it. I really like his videos

Rosebud Ohio
10/13/13 11:15 am

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!