How to tell people that we are blind not dum
Posted by eminem11 on 1/3/2009 at 8:10 AM
I don't know if it has happened to anyone on this sight but have you ever felt excluded because you are blind? iIt is not a nice feeling.
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Re:How to tell people that we are blind not dumPosted by Bhiggins55 on 1/4/2009 at 2:01 PM
I feel like that all the time. It really isn't a good feeling. People think that because we can't see that we can't hear, or like you said are dumb. I guess my way of dealing with it is not the best. I tend to get nasty with people and make comments like "what do you think I dumb?" I get sick of it too.
Re:How to tell people that we are blind not dumPosted by Applepooch on 1/16/2009 at 5:55 PM
I'm not blind and I know for a fact that just because you can't see doesn't make you different at all! People that think you are dumb are dumb themselves!
Re:How to tell people that we are blind not dumPosted by ChloeH on 2/21/2009 at 4:35 PM
hey there. i know what u mean. im not completly blind but am sometimes made feel like i am. i hate when people try to help me as if i was stupid just because they think they know what i can see. the problem is that i cant explain it as i have no clue what to compare it to
Re:How to tell people that we are blind not dumPosted by Thrill Seeker on 3/26/2009 at 6:48 PM
I am blind, and this happens to me all the time. At school, I am an outcast. People are afraid of me. They run from me, ahcause of my cane. It is awful. This is the reason for my awful depression. I hate it.
Re:How to tell people that we are blind not dumPosted by savvysoulfulmimi on 4/14/2009 at 7:11 PM
I totally know what you all are saying. I hate when I am with a sighted person and someone wants to ask me a question and they turn to whoever I'm with and say: "Can she?" or "Does she?" as if I wasn't there. I hate when they say, "Are you going to hear the movie?" even when I say "Let's go watch a movie." I tend to get snappy sometimes and my mom calls people out when they stare, it's crazy.
Re:How to tell people that we are blind not dumPosted by wicked125 on 5/15/2009 at 2:38 PM
i hate when people talk to a person i am with rather then talking to me. so when this happens i answer the question anyway. i can get really frustrated with people and there behavior to me because i am blind they think i am deaf or dumb. i try to calmly remember that they don't know me and they don't know how to act so i have to explain it to them. then if they appologize and really seem like they want to learn more about me or have questions then i try to answer them. and if they ask a dumb question then i usually tell them it was a dumb question. (usually i only tell my friends this as they are the ones who ask the most questions.) the only way we can keep the ignorance down is by educating and answering questions.
Re:How to tell people that we are blind not dumPosted by Thrill Seeker on 7/22/2009 at 3:31 PM
I hate when people do that. They think that normal everyday stuff is too hard for me and I can't do it just because I'm blind. It is so 3ard to deal with.
Re:How to tell people that we are blind not dumPosted by Wingman on 10/12/2009 at 6:46 PM
i know what you mean i hate it when people act like i'm dumb its so annoying when people do tasks for me
Re:How to tell people that we are blind not dumPosted by choirgirl on 6/15/2010 at 8:34 PM
ya im totally blind and at school ppl talk to me like im mentally challenged. they also make fun of me. one time someone came up to me nd was like hey blind girl. also ya ppl r like want to listen to a movie. sometimes ile b like im watching a movie or u wanna watch a movie nd they will b like wat. gosh ppl know wat i mean its just simpelor. god i hate sited ppl tht r ignorent. even my dad says ignorent things tht piss me off. o nd one time i was in choir nd a kid was like look to ur left nd this other girl was like u cnt say tht. does it really matter. gosh i knew wat the girl tht said look to ur left ment. u no wat its just simpelor. o nd its sooooooooooo anoying when sighted ppl dnt watch wear there goin. im like god gave u eyesight fricking use it. nd ya sighted ppl act like u cnt even go to the bathroom without help. some ppl r like do u need help. the answer is noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. dudes i fricking gt this thank u. god im blind not dumb every one knows how to go to the bathroom. thts a personal thing and it annoys me when ppl think i cnt even do tht. when ppl ask me tht its like ok thts a weerd question nd ya i gt this u ideot. theres a million things i want to say to those ppl but i just say i think every one knows how to do tht.
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