Thursday, September 17, 2009


Apparently it will soon be possible to cure colour blindness.

I won't be volunteering. Nobody is messing with my vision. I know it's not the same as everyone else's and I like it that way. I see things differently to most people and that does not bother me. I don't form the same sort of emotional attachments as other people either, something the doctors call 'Aspergers' and they think it's a disorder.

Well I like it. I like to see the things I see and I will not risk losing that. I am happy to be able to go for days or weeks without missing human contact, and while I understand that most people find that disturbing, I don't and I like it that way. I don't care what anyone thinks of me and I like that too. Having seen the effects of 'peer pressure' on people, I am delighted to be immune.

I'm not a clone. I don't want to be one. I'm different, some people have a problem with that and I don't care. I can't care. I don't know how and don't want to. Most of all, I really don't want any of it 'fixed'.

Everyone should be different. It's really a lot more interesting than being a sheep.


Southern Writer said...

Oh, no, you should never do anything to change your special sight, like Barbra Streisand couldn't fix her nose because it would change her voice.

I, on the other hand am recovering from cataract surgery--like I'm old or something!--and it's one of the best things that's ever happened to me. Like getting Lasik surgery except insurance pays for it. Whee! The eye I've been blind in all my life I can now see from with crystal clarity. Can't wait to get my "good" eye done.

Romulus Crowe said...

So that's why she never had her nose done! It hadn't occurred to me it might ruin her voice.

I've heard a lot of people tell me that once they have cataracts removed, they no longer need the glasses they've had all their lives. Apparently the new lens also corrects short sight.

I doubt I'd ever have the laser surgery. I once saw a documentary on how it's done and there's no way I could just lie there while someone takes a scalpel to my cornea. They'd only get me in there if I was doped to oblivion.

If they ould do it so that I could fire lasers from my eyes, that would be different.

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