These are good they really do amaze me! *intro music plays* Hey guys! It’s Molly here again for another video and We’re talking about things that I think are pretty cool That I feel like a lot of people probably take for granted And I’m not being like “you sighties take everything for granted all the time” I’m just being like yo you would probably never think of this, and that’s fair because you live with sight and that’s who you’ve always been and how you’ve always lived and so it’s natural that you probably don’t even think about these things and for context for those who like randomly clicked upon this, hello, hi welcome I am Molly and I am very blind I’ll link my playlist called “everything blind” below So i grew up with like sight but not full sight so a lot of these things- I have ten things I wrote down ten things a lot of these things I could never see actually that’s a lie, all of these things I could never see Which is why they amaze me, I think it’s like so interesting so without further adieu in no particular order here are ten things that I think are amazing about having sight.. All the colors you have to know! Like that’s a lot of color to store in your- I’m just gonna throw up and by me, i mean my editor Scott is going to throw up a bunch of random colors on the screen right now Those are just a handful of the colors that you know You just look at it and you’re like “That’s baby blue.” “That’s periwinkle.” “That’s navy.” What are other types of blue… you get my point! You know, like That’s nuts to me. Everything has a color, and you know all of them. Kudos to you.
Glow-in-the-dark. Like, that’s nuts. I think glow-in-the-dark is just such a cool concept. I could like- you know those like, when you’re a child of the 90’s, and there’s like those glow-in-the-dark star stickers that you would put on your ceiling I remember, like, my brother having them and I was so pumped when he got them, and then I went and I looked and I was like, “Just looks like a pitch-black room to me.” So, I don’t know I think glow-in-the-dark stuff is just a really neat concept that blows my mind because I don’t get what it looks like.
That you can see into other people’s cars, and houses, and just like casually spy on their lives. I guess like just people watching in general. The fact that you could sit on a park bench for 5 hours and just like, observe human beings, is so interesting. And it like actually really freaks me out that other people can look into my- like, when I’m driv- no, not when I’m driving, ’cause, you know, we don’t wanna let me on the road. But, like, when I’m sitting in the car with my friend or something I forget that people can see us. And that my friends can see other people. Or when I’m walking by houses and people are like “oh look at them having dinner.” I’m like “WHAT YOU CAN SEE THAT?” Like, that’s so weird, creepy, and funny to me. I don’t know, it feels very invasive but you guys are used to it. Like that’s just like, “yeah people can see me.” Sometimes I’ll, like, change in front of an open- like window with open curtains at nighttime and my lights are on, so like, people could like, see me but I forget and I’m like “Darn I did it again!” And so I have to remember to like, close my curtains pretty early in the day; otherwise I’m giving everybody a free show. That your brain does not get information overload constantly, and you don’t like just live with a headache walking around all the time, because you’re seeing so much. You’re seeing so much!! There’s a lot to take in. And I just don’t get how it’s not overwhelming, because it sounds overwhelming to me. I don’t know, that’s just like, phew- seems like a lot. Because as sighted people, the sense you rely on the most is sight. So I know that you guys are like, heavily into what you’re seeing, and it just- I don’t know. Seems like too much to me. I’ll take what I got.
The fact that you can NOT read with your fingers Like, to me, It’s second nature. I learned to read print, and then shortly after, I started learning how to read braille when I was five. So to me, reading with my fingers is just as natural as it is for you to read with your eyes. So the fact that you can’t just, reach up and read the bathroom sign …or “restroom” sign it’s like astounding to me. You guys don’t get to read with the lights off! I’m fine in a blackout. I’m like, “That’s cool, I got my book”. And when I say that, I really don’t have much…. I don’t have any braille books, actually. But!…some of you send braille letters to my P.O. box, which is the sweetest thing ever! P.O. box linked below 😉 The distance to which you can see! How far your vision spans is mindblowing. It never ceases to amaze me when my sighted friends mention something far off in the distance that they’re looking at. Or like, when they’re standing on top of a mountain …’cause I so casually/often stand on top of mountains with my friends… And they’re talking about all of what they’re seeing below. And I’m just like That’s REALLY FAR! Like, how do you see that?!! Or, growing up…I grew up in Toronto (shout out!) Specifically, I grew up in a town called Oakville. Which is in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) And you can stand at Lake Ontario in Oakville and see across the lake, and see the CN tower! And from the time I was little people would be like, “Look! a clear day! You can see the CN Tower!!” I was like, “What do you mean!? You can see a tower??!” “…that’s a 45 minute drive away, and across a LAKE!?” Like….UGGGH FLOWERS!! They smell and feel so pretty, so I feel like they probably look really beautiful. And it also amazes me that people can identify flowers by looking at them When I feel like there’s sooooo many types of flowers. It’s just a lot TT I feel like they’re probably really beautiful. Comment below and let my know what you think the most aesthetically pleasing or most beautiful thing is to look at!…I’d be really interested to know 🙂 I wonder how many people will say flowers. The fact that you can gather so much information about a person …by LOOKING them! I have to like, actually make an effort to talk to a person, and get to know them. You guys just see them, and are like “OH!!” “They’re Asian, they’re short, they have long hair…” “…they’re wearing an Ed Sheeran T-shirt” You just know! You can look at them, and like…BOOM! You know a ton of base information about the person. I don’t! I don’t have any of that! That’s so weird, that you, before even exchanging a hello with somebody, you’d be like… “Yeah…I know some stuff about you.” That’s all I have to say ¯_(ツ)_/¯ Being able to see at night. For those who don’t know, my disease, Retinitis Pigmentosa, is typically classically seen as like- the first signs are: tunnel vision, and night blindness. I have been night blind from the tim I was born. Never been able to see in dim or dark lights. So just the idea of seeing… at NIGHT? Like it was always just one of those things, like, sun goes down; Molly can’t see. It was just, that’s my life. So the idea that your vision isn’t limited to like, the span of which the sun is out… is pretty cool to me. Wow, you get to see for 24 hours of the day. Not just the window of time that you have. Ugh, winter was a… sad time of season for me growing up. The detail in life. There is sooo much detail. The light, like- the world to me, during the hours of time the sun was up and I could actually see because it was bright enough, I never saw detail. Like, the world was, you know, it was just like a little… fuzzy. It was blurry and soft- the edges were softened, you know? It was not crisp. Nothing was clear. Nothing was with distance. Nothing was with depth or detail, none of that. In fact, I’ve never had depth perception. Make this 11. Depth perception amazes me. The fact that the world is not 2d. Because to me, the world was always just flat. There was no, like, depth. I couldn’t just reach and get something. It was like, “where is it?” So that’s pretty cool. You can see depth. Amazing. But for me, I didn’t grow up with details so the fact that you guys can see, like, individual eyelashes. Individual eyebrow hairs. Freckles, pores on somebody’s skin. A lot of people would be less attractive. I feel like, for me growing up, everybody was just like, slightly more attractive then they were. There was actually one time when I was a kid- This is horrible. Mini story time. They gave me- I was at a clinic where they having me like, test out different accessibility tools to see if anything was gonna like, help me. And one of the things I tried out was this magnifying glass, and I held it up and I looked at my mom, and I was like, a little kid, I was like 7. I was like “oh my goooddd you have so many more wrinkles than I thought!” But like. I could never see them ’cause I didn’t have detail! So just detail. That’s…. There’s a lot. You see a lot. So! There you go! Those are 10 things, as a blind person, that amaze me about the idea of having sight. I hope maybe this like, opened your eyes to seeing some of your world in a different way. Maybe taking things less for granted? I mean it’s not like I don’t take things for granted I’m sure there are things that I do take for granted. But these are things that I certainly don’t because I don’t have the ability to see them and I think it’s just, like, kind of amazing that you do! You know? Thank your eyes. Thank these little things. They do some good stuff for you. And that’s all! 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