[nfb-talk] Batman

John Heim john at johnheim.com
Fri Feb 27 15:39:06 UTC 2015

My totally unsubstantiated opinion is that  there is a direct 
correllation between how well you handle being blind and the number of 
times you've broken your nose. You'd expect that to be an inverse 
correlation but it is not.

In other words, I think the more you've broken your nose, the better 
you've been at handling your disability. I don't want to offend people 
who have never broken their nose. It'sfar from a perfect correllation. 
It's more like if you've broken your nose a lot of times, you're 
probably also doing well as a blind person. But I wouldn't say that if 
you haven't broken your nose that means you're not doing well.

PS: I left the list for the good of the list.  I'll leave again if I 
think I'm only making things worse.

 > On 2015 08:12 PM, Chris Nusbaum wrote:John, Welcome back! It's good 
to see you contributing again. I hope you'll stay with us this time. 
Yes, I listen to this NPR special as well and it was a good show. Daniel 
Kish i'm times be a very controversial figure in our community because 
of the amount of media attention he generates. Sometimes, I think, The 
message that he and we are trying to convey – that is, the inmate 
normality of blind people — can be lost in the aura of Mistry which 
tends to surround is echolocation. However, I think the reporters who 
did this show did very well in their assessment of the impact that 
expectations can have on us. They get it, and sodas Dan. I would be 
interested to hear the thoughts of anyone else who has listened to this 
program. Just my thoughts, Chris Nusbaum
>> On Feb 26, 2015, at 7:05 PM, John Heim via nfb-talk <nfb-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> First, I'm back. It's been years though. Surely, no hard feelings any more right?
>> Anyway, the reason I just could not stay away is that I just listened for the second time to the Invisibilia podcast about Daniel Kish. Daniel Kish is the blind guy who is so good at echo location that he can ride a bike.  The point of the story though is about how expectations of yourself and others do so much to determine your success in life.
>> http://www.npr.org/programs/invisibilia/378577902/how-to-become-batman
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