Eyes or Ears, choose one?

An interesting question, benefits of boredom, Back on IG & many more...

Hi 👋 Prado here

3 Things I thought worth sharing with y’all

1. An interesting question

This week I came across an interesting question,
“If you could only see or hear for the rest of your life, which sense would you pick?”

Even before I came across this question, I wondered if I could have only one sense, which one would it be?
and my answer has always been Eyes.

  • I want to witness the waves hitting the seashore while the sun sets,

  • Look at a human smile,

  • read books,

  • watch a dog play,

  • enjoy the movie's visuals, etc.

I could even learn sign language.

It has always been eyes.

But I was never sure. Nobody gave me a different perspective on this.

This was a question where sometimes we conclude even before talking to someone about it. Most people don't even talk or share stuff like this.

But when you are destined to look for answers, you always find one 🚀

I found it in this book. 50 toughest questions of life.

The author talks about visiting an NGO and meeting 60+ visually impaired children.

After a while, he asked a question to one of the teachers there.
"What do you think is the benefit of being blind?”

The teacher replied with “There are no benefits of being blind.”

But when he asked this question to the students he got some interesting answers.

When the author asked, “What do you think is the benefit of being blind?”

A girl stood up and answered, ‘I can see a rainbow when there isn’t one.’

This answer absolutely blew my mind.

The Power of Imagination.

And then the author asked her, “If you could only see or hear for the rest of your life, which sense would you pick?’

She replied, “I can do without seeing but I love music too much to not be able to hear, that would be sad.”

The reply of that little 11-year-old girl changed my mind 🙌

I can live without watching the waves hitting the beach but I can’t live without the sound of waves.

The songs, conversations with my favourite humans, and a baby's cry, I don’t think I can live without them.

I finally changed my perspective and chose ears over eyes for the rest of my life.

But what’s even better is that I’m grateful that I have both.

We often forget things we should be grateful for ❤️

2) Few Interesting Things:

  • Current read: Innovators by Walter Isaacson

    I also bought few books this week because they were on offer :)

    • Steal like an artist (I already bought this one but had gifted it to someone else)

    • Moonwalking with einstein (Link)

    • Freakonomics (Link)

    • Masala Lab - The Science of Indian cooking (Link)

    • The steal like an artist journal (link)

3. Quote of the week:

“An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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