Are we really that different?

Are we really that different?

Posted On: September 30, 2013
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As you can imagine, PBL is back! As part of this bimester’s project, the students of 4th grade have hosted many experts in their project “Being Blind and Deaf.” Deaf university students and a deaf engineer and students from the School for the Blind were amongst our visitors and, as it turns out, their lives are very similar to ours! They have friends (and boyfriends and girlfriends), go to parties, go to school, read, write and play sports like everyone else. Of course they need some special devices like balls with bells inside and they have to learn a special language (sign language or braille), but they enjoy exactly the same things that we do. So maybe we feel that they are different because we treat them differently. Maybe if we treat them with the same respect and consideration we do everyone else, there won’t be a difference. After all, are we really that different?