The other night, after all the kids were asleep and I got my quiet time with a glass of wine, I had a random thought.
If I had to choose, would I rather be blind or deaf?
If I were blind I wouldn’t be able to see the faces of my beautiful children. If I were blind I wouldn’t be able to see the excitement on Logan’s face when he builds something he’s proud of. I wouldn’t be able to see Amelia’s eye widen when she experiences something new for the first time. I’d never know how beautiful life is! But that’s just the physical stuff.
I were deaf, I would never know Logan’s sweet voice calling me mamma or Amelia’s cries. I’d never know what it’s like to be able to get lost in the sound of music and feel the emotions it can bring or release.
I could go on and on about the negatives of being blind or deaf but then I wondered how this world would be different if we ALL were blind…
If the world were blind I think we might all actually be closer. Being accepted or ridiculed for the physical appearance would no longer be an issue. Bullying solved! No social media or internet to rip relationships apart or tell you you aren’t pretty enough in this society. Hatred of ones self because they don’t look like Malibu Barbie, gone. There would be no one to compare you’re looks to. How could you be self-conscious with nothing to visually compare yourself to?
People would fall in love with the beauty of ones mind. Their thoughts, opinions, morals, beliefs, etc… That would be all that mattered. No more hatred or violence to witness. Now of course there would still be the Negative Nancy’s. Life wouldn’t be perfect. But no one would be buried in their phones and missing life because well, they wouldn’t be able to see the screen. Verbal communication would once again be the primary form of communication and I for one would love that. I hate having a conversation with someone who can’t look away from their phone or put it down long enough to share a meal! When I think about the world being blind I feel so much peace. I think it would be a beautiful thing.
If the world were blind do you think our lives would be better?