Blindfold Challenge Not Reality

Hello Everyone,

There has been a campaign online that gets people to blindfold friends and family members and have them do something that they would do on a regular basis as a blind person. For example going to the gym, cooking a meal, walking down the street.

I think the intentions were good with this campaign however it missed the mark for me. Here is why, it never gives a positive view of the disability. If you were to put on a blind fold and walk around you are not going to get a realistic view of my life, you are however going to pity me at the end. Since you do not have any of the skills to be a successful blind person you are going to think that it is horrible and you would never be able to do it all day every day. How is this helping to make people understand that our lives are full and amazing even with the lack of sight ? It doesn’t it is that simple !

The last thing that I want is pity, I live a full and amazing life. I am successful and independent and would not change a thing about my life. Please don’t put on a blind fold and think that you have any idea what my life is like because you do not have a clue.

Do not pity me but see me for a person who has many things to offer the world around me. I am a very capable person and that is what I want people to see, not think that everyday tasks are hard because they are not. I do them without vision which is simply different you are a visual person and are trying to things visually with a blind fold on, that will never end well !

If you are not convinced that I live an amazing life please subscribe and let me show you.

Until Next Time !

Ashley and Rick

One thought on “Blindfold Challenge Not Reality

  1. I’ve commented on this topic and tend to agree with you. However, another friend has been working with the program with good results. So I went back over how she has been doing it. After reading her comments again and sleeping on them, here is where she has been able to make it work.
    First, I see no negativity in what she has people do. She shows how different it is to do the task with 4 senses. Different, not difficult. She stresses the need for patience and re-learning. And lastly she reminds them that for her the blindfold doesn’t come off. Not pity but education.
    I think she shows a remarkable talent to pull this off as education and not pity. None of us want pity.
    Thanks!

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