Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Old Habits Die Hard

I have heard from others who have become blind.

They developed habits while they still had vision.

They would read Braille, but move their eyes across the direction of their fingers as if they were really reading it. Why? They can’t read what’s on the page. They have been conditioned to it. It’s a just a habit. They’ve done it while they could still see.

Or if they are stuck on a word they are “reading,” they would squint at it and “look” closer at the word as if it would help them figure out the answer better.

There are so many things sighted people do in their lifetimes that when someone becomes blind, old habits die hard.

They are still “visual.”

If I come across more examples of "visual" blind activity, I will be sure to post them.


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