“I told my wife the other day. I have chronic immaturity, of which there is no cure. If I can live with it, so can you.”
As some of you know, I am very open about my life, but I have been hiding something that I need to share now.
For years I have lived with color blindness. Yes, color blindness. I know how shocking this is, especially since I never mentioned it in my book or on my blog. It has been hard living with this problem. I often have to get my wife’s help so my clothes match, or I lie about how pretty some colors are.
Now I’m not totally color blind. I have what is called Deuteranomaly. Five out of a hundred males have it. A deuteranomalous person is considered “green weak”. (Which can account for some of the shame and stigma attached to this horrible affliction). I am poor at discriminating small differences in hues in the red, orange, yellow, green region of the spectrum. And I make errors in the naming of hues in this region because they appear somewhat shifted towards red for me.
It has been hard living with this infliction, and even harder because of hiding it for so long, but I feel better now for finally being honest about this and sharing it.
I hope this will help others, who like me at one time, have lived with color blindness but were afraid to talk about it.
“I would never make fun of someone who has been stalked. I’m sure it’s very unnerving and quite scary. However, I can’t help but wonder what it would be like to be stalked by a comedian who only told really funny jokes? I would still get a restraining order. But I think I would request that the distance be just close enough to be able to hear him.”
“Sometimes all we can do after we’ve done something dumb is to remind ourselves that we’re actually much smarter than that and simply move on.”
“If my name was Peter, I would change it to Paul. I’ve heard too many people say how they rob Peter to pay Paul.”
“Sometimes it is our losses that help us find greater strength and to grow. Except, that is, when we’re older and keep losing stuff that we use everyday.”
“Growing and becoming a better person takes time, effort, and patience. For example. Just after getting rid of all my inner Demons, a few years ago. Some outer ones came along.”