When I was a little kid it was very difficult for me to communicate with other people. I had no trouble talking to grown-ups but when it came to finding a true friend I had no idea what do I have to say to another kid in order for him to like me and have a desire to talk to me. Consequently I was all alone and there were no true friends beside me. Actually in time I realized that it was not that difficult to communicate and to be sociable. All I had to do is to be myself and see whether or not people would like me. One day I little boy came to our class, he was a new one and all children were interested in getting to know him as fast as it is possible. Out teacher introduced him to us and we heard that this little boy is actually blind. Since he was 4 years of age he got that awful disease and afterwards he lost his vision. When I asked about his ways of perception he told me that he feels that he is quite normal and he does not see what so different about him.
We talked for a couple of hours after classes and I walked him home. He had this long stick with him and black glasses. He told me about his family and his plans for the future. He said that he always wanted to help people and to make this world a better place for living. I was astonished that a person with some kind of disabilities still has this kind of passion for life. He was determined to build a hospital for retarded people and he wanted to become a doctor.
It was the most amazing thing I have ever heard. I immediately thought about myself. I realized that thought several years I was in an awful depression because I lacked a true friend. I thought that this boy was a bigger person that I ever was.
Due to his illness he could have been angry and depressed but on the contrary he was happy and he encouraged me to believe in myself.
I realized that there are so many opportunities in life and we are more than free to do whatever we want with our life. But sometimes even when we are depressed we should keep this feeling away from us because being bored, sad and grumpy will not do you any good
So this was a tiny and wise story how my blind friend taught me to see. With his aid I was able to realize that it is never good idea to get into a bad spirit and to give up hope. He had this string hope in his heart that gave him reasons to move on and not to concentrate on his illness. Now I know that if I work hard and if i will not get into despair i will be able to achieve any kind of goals and to be happy
When I was a little kid it was very difficult for me to communicate with other people. I had no trouble talking to grown-ups but when it came to finding a true friend I had no idea what do I have to say to another kid in order for him to like me and have a desire to talk to me. Consequently I was all alone and there were no true friends beside me.