The Blind Should Not Tell The Sighted How To See. I don’t know if anyone has said this
or not before but it came to me as I was reading about various deniers of things, including illnesses and particular abilities/gifts. The thing is with those who deny certain things being true are usually those who have no authority to do so. They aren’t suffering from the said illness or in possession of the debated upon ability, yet they act like they have the right to denounce those who have. It makes me angry. It should not because I realize ignorance isn’t the easiest obstacle to overcome when the mind remains closed; however I do feel lingering irritation. Just because YOU can’t see it doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist!
There are things in this universe we have yet to be able to record and/or discover scientifically; however that does NOT mean it isn’t existing because we lack the ability or tools to verify it. Everything in the universe consists of matter and energy. When we cease to exist our matter is recycled. Stop discrediting things just because you haven’t been able to experience it yet.
What do you think? If you have an illness others can’t see or an ability others doubt as
being valid, do you get annoyed or wish people w/o these things would get a clue? I mean organized religion could be compared to invisible phenomena and discredited but because it has authority figures and has become institutionalized it is treated with respect (for the most part). If we can confer some respect on those with religious beliefs we don’t share why can’t people at least bite their tongues on talking about things they have no direct experience with?
Alright, that’s the end of my disgruntled rant for today.
©Natalya & Reflections On Life Thus Far, 2013.