Thursday, November 27, 2014

Being careful when I speak

At the best of times, this should apply to everyone. That is, to be careful when one speaks so that you do not offend anyone in case you are saying something about them.

For a blind person, this is very important, and why? Because whereas someone with vision could look around and make sure that no one that they do not want to hear what they are saying is listening, this is not possible for us. So, what do I do in these types of situations?

If I am in a room with a door then I close the door before I speak, and if not I make very sure to ensure that someone that I do not wish to hear what I am saying is not within hearing distance. From time to time I may tend to forget but on the whole this strategy works well for me.

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