Nice quote on how perception determines your world

From a lovely article by John Hull in New Statesman.

“Sighted people, for the most part, do not recognise themselves as sighted. What I mean is that they seldom appreciate the extent to which they live in a world which is a projection from their sighted bodies. This leads to the common mistake of thinking that one’s own world is actually the only world, and so sighted people tend to unconsciously look upon those who are not in their sighted world as being without any world, and thus to be pitied. It took me a long time to realise that blindness is actually a world, a distinctive human way of living and being.”

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