Helen Keller [1880 to 1968]

04.05.2005 in BumpedUpon

[A deafblind (also dumb) woman who became a role model for millions of people][]. I used to wonder how Blind people manage to survive in this world. Remember Helen Keller lessons during school? Yeah! it made me to realize the feelings and minds of such people. What a sad state? Full of scourge and gruelling terror.

Helen’s own words:
> “The public must learn that the blind man is neither genius nor a > freak nor an idiot. He has a mind that can be educated, a hand which > can be trained, ambitions which it is right for him to strive to > realise, and it is the duty of the public to help him make the best of > himself so that he can win light through work.”
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> ‘It gives me a deep comforting sense that things seen are temporal > and things unseen are eternal.”

Parody on Keller:
> Q: What did HK’s parent’s do to punish her?
> 1. Rearranged the furniture
> 2. Left the plunger in the toilet bowl
> 3. Put her in a round room and told her there’s a penny in the > corner
> 4. Washed her hands with soap
> 5. Gave her bird-seed to read.

[A deafblind (also dumb) woman who became a role model for millions of people]: http://www.rnib.org.uk/xpedio/groups/public/documents/publicwebsite/public_keller.hcsp