No, in truth, I seldom like being blind. However, there are moments when I recognize that blindness has some benefits. Here are my top ten reasons to like being blind-
- When I get up in the morning, I can’t see how old I’m getting in the mirror.
- It’s nice being personally guided through airport security and other checkpoints, avoiding long lines of annoyed travelers.
- I don’t have to pretend I’m ignoring people I don’t like. I really can’t see them.
- I don’t need to shave every morning, or for that matter, worry about wearing matching socks. Yes, I admit age has something to do with this disregard for fashion.
- I can now unabashedly ask for help, paying no attention to my previous suffocating shyness. I need all the help I can get.
- I’m no longer asked to help people move. My history of breaking other people’s valuable objects has nothing to do with this.
- I now have an excuse for talking to myself. I’m talking to my computer.
- I now have a socially acceptable excuse for eating with my fingers. It’s the most effective way to get food into my mouth.
- I now have a more acceptable reason than being drunk for tripping over curbs. Yes, likely I’ve been drinking, but now I’m blind drunk. .
- 10. When late for appointments, it’s now much easier to say “Sorry, got lost.”
I’m always seeking more reasons to be happy with blindness, please add yours as a “Comment” below.