Blind since birth, this man shares inspiring post responding to pity comments


Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, uses humour to answer the most popular questions about living without sight. His answers are inspiring!


Tommy started a YouTube channel about six years ago to share his life experience with the world. Only Tommy isn’t like other YouTubers, he is blind. His channel was created to answer questions, go on adventures and try things he never had the chance to do before.

In one of his videos, which he published in 2012, he explained why being blind had its perks. He was tired of hearing peoples responses to him being blind, mostly filled with pity, so he shared this inspiring and funny list.

People always say, “God, you know, it must suck to be blind”, “My god, how do you do it?”, “Oh, you poor guy”. It’s true! But you know what? There are plenty of good things about being blind.

I go on airplanes first.

I get VIP treatment at amusement parks.

Every single woman I’ve ever been with is a 10.

Never have to worry about drinking and driving.

I don’t have to watch somebody age.

I ride the train for half fare. A lot of times, I even ride for free, they just won’t come and ask for my ticket. They’ll just walk right by me. “Better not disturb the blind guy. Shh”, “We’ll let him ride for free today.”

I can get a handicap parking sticker.

I don’t have to do my own lawn.

My electric bill’s lower than yours. I mean, think about it. I don’t have the lights on all day, right?

I got out of paying the 3 bucks extra for 3D once.

I got out of gym all through school. I totally got out of gym. It was awesome. I was on varsity suntan.

I get free directory assistance.

I have fewer bills, right? No car insurance, no car payment.

You know what’s cool about being blind? There’s no race. I don’t know from beauty. I know people from what comes out of there mouth, and what’s in their heart. That’s how I know people. It’s very cool that way.

My hearing is so much better than everybody else’s. In fact all my senses are better than yours. Nope, it’s not a myth, it’s all true.

You can watch the video below.

Sources: YouTube
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Tyler Leigh Vivier is a writer for Good Things Guy. Her passion is to spread good news across South Africa with a big focus on environmental issues, animal welfare and social upliftment. Outside of Good Things Guy, she is an avid reader and lover of tea.

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