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Notes on Blindness

So now at last we’ve come to this great problem, this question. The problem of mutual understanding. how can blind and sighted people truly understand each other? how can men understand women? how can the rich understand the poor? how can the old understand the young? can an we have insight into other people? this is the great question upon which the unity of our humanity hangs.

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