Friday, February 08, 2013
I used to think that stupidity was the cause of people not being able to see things that were obvious to me. Today I realize it was not stupidity; it is just a different way of thinking. Dr.Temple GrandinDr. Grandin is autistic - a gift and a curse that gives a more profound visual, pattern or verbal functioning at the expanse of social one. Through her gift of seeing differently, she can see what most fail to perceive, and has used this successfully, among other things, to make farming and slaughtering facilities somewhat less cruel to animals. The world needs all kind of minds, she shows in her TED talk, bringing autism closer to non-autistic population.
Her quote made me think how easily we tend to use the word stupidity for things, we don't understand - stupidity around us or within us?
...Hence my Week 4 Neuro homework: