I do aggree that I may get extra things and if things for us blind are avalible
I do ask for things.
I do feel that we do take for granted that we are are entitled to things.
Probabley because we are to some extent.
Ie the benifit, we get it because we are blind, all the equipment we get, we
have to prove we need it but we get it because we can't necessarily afford it
because we are blind.
All the extra classes skills for life tuition, mobility etc we get because we
are blind though there are limits on things when you are older.
we get a discount on transport because we are blind.
We get loats of things because we are blind.
however its easy to forget that although we get thest things most of these are
So they are as fragile as a piece of cotton and don't take to much to break.
Recently in nz we had to fight to get exempt from jury service and again to
keep a benifit if we get a job, in the uk and us thats got issues a fact which
has been discussed on this list before.
also the government puts a lot into this sort of thing.
In the beginning I thought I was entitled to things but after reading loads on
these and others benifits actually use a lot of a countries budjet.
I am sure the government would like nothing better than to cut them, because of
So I think we should see these things as a privilage rather than a right.
We get these things because we are blind but we keep getting these things in
general because we can and the country is doing quite well.
I for example have not been in a poor country which is not new zealand
australia, the us, the uk europe, etc.
and this thing is not perfect.
I am not even in my right mind right now, I still live at home.
So I imagion I won't feel to much issue for about another 20-30 years.
Never thought what I will do after my family goes kicking the bucket but its
crossed my mind at least once.
No way I will ever afford what I have here, the laptop, the net at its rates,
all the extras I have right now.
THe benifit is not much really.
So its a mixed bag.
Because I am blind you get things and are entitled to them.
THe issue is keeping them, and for their future.
I wander how louis braille felt.
I read on that subject.
Back then blind people were helpless they didn't read.
They had no life.
In some places like holland they are giving to much and are suffering if the
news I read somewhere has me reading.
And in some places like norway again according to the news disabled people are
put in asilums because no one knows what to do they are all mental one place
and you stay there for your entire life.
Its easy to have your own little world, I am still half in mine and still need
to work on getting out.
So its not easy.
>The ones I hate are the ones who feel that their blindness means they're
>entitled to things. I'm not an easy hater but i hate people like that with a
>passion. And the irony is that some of them don't even want to admit that
>they're blind, they just want discounts based on being blind.
>Homer: Hey, uh, could you go across the street and get me a slice of pizza?
>Vender: No pizza. Only Khlav Kalash.
>----- Original Message ----- From: "Thomas Ward" <thomasward1...@gmail.com>
>To: "Gamers Discussion list" <email@example.com>
>Sent: Monday, March 08, 2010 12:43 PM
>Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Help with some ignorant ppl
>>Yeah, its called a double standard. On one hand blind people are seen
>>as somehow super human if we can play a piano, play games, or anything
>>else a sighted person can do. On the other hand we are totally
>>helpless barely able to go to the bath room ourselves. Instead of
>>placing us in the middle of those extremes we are seen with both awe
>>and pitty as we are both super human and helpless in the public eye.
>>I'm a musician myself, but I'm certainly no professional at it.
>>However, any time I play my guitar, keyboard, etc people instantly ask
>>why don't I play my guitar like Jeff Healie. Jeff Healie is an
>>exceptional blind guitarist, from Canida, who has invented all of his
>>own chording, and plays the guitar in a way that is completely
>>unusual. It is cool, to be sure, but suddenly if one blind guy does it
>>that way suddenly all blind people have to play the guitar that way,
>>or so some sighted guitarists think. What they fail tosee Jeff Healie
>>intentionally rose to super star status because he wanted to do things
>>no one else tried before like drinking a cglass of water while playing
>>the lead guitar for the song "I See the Light" and crazy stuff like
>>that. that kind of showing off only adds to the super human legend
>>which isn't at all close to the truth.
>>Then, we have those few blind people who act like they are totally
>>helpless, and add to the blind people are helpless legend. I've seen
>>that happen more than once during my life time, and at those times I'd
>>like to crawl under a rock. Especially, when some fellow blind person
>>does something to draw negative attention to himself or herself by
>>rocking in public, picking their nose, mumbling outloud, or some other
>>socially unacceptable behavior.
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