Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Young Man Discovers Colors For First Time

I’m on Twitter but I don’t live my life there, checking it maybe 3-4 times a day, for 10 minutes, like and retweet a couple things, with an intentional focus on funny and cool, a little sports, animal videos, etc.

Mostly for fun, in other words.

But I like anything inspiring, too. Like this video, with a boy who is color-blind getting new glasses that allow him to see colors for the first time in his life.

We are surrounded by beauty every day but we usually ignore it.

Can you even imagine the impact of seeing the color in the world around you for the very first time, as a 10 year old? Red, green, blue, yellow, for the first time?

It would be overwhelmingly beautiful, and the tears from the young man show that.

I love the reaction from the teacher, who is so enthusiasstic and encouraging for the young man. As the video explains, teacher and principal Scott Hanson is also color blind and has these EnChroma glasses that enhance colors to help people like them who cannot see them naturally. 

Originally found here @TechBurrito a very cool Twitter account.

See, it’s not necessarily Twitter that is toxic and inflammatory, it depends on which accounts you follow. The quality of your Twitter feed reflects your preferences. If it sucks, it just might be a “you” problem.