Happiness is not something you can find in perfection. You find it within better perspective and awareness in life. Watching the “Blind Ambition” by the Harvard Law Documentary Studio reminded me of how ‘blinded’ we have become with things of all sorts that we think we have abundant resources and capabilities. We forget to be thankful of the small things that actually make a big difference in our lives.
Take 15 minutes today and rethink about your perspective in life. Be thankful. Think outside of the box.
Here are some highlight scripts from the video.
The thing about I wish people knew about vision lost is that. One is that it is not black and white. It’s not that you are sighted or you are not. There is a huge spectrum of vision lost.
When people think of a blind person, they think of someone who is dependent. Someone who isn’t out and about in the world. Someone who is missing something. And that is not how I see my life.
My friend did a PhD dissertation on studying blindness and its relation to happiness. She found that if people are faced with serious life challenge, it brings out certain emotions and certain coping skills that if you use them effectively you’ll be happier in general in life.
Challenges, struggles, and change help people who they are. I don’t think who I am as a person has changed a lot. How I do things has changed a lot.
It teaches you to fight.
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