What is a blind person’s imagination like?

One day on the corner of 8th Avenue and 53rd Street in New York City there stood on the curb, waiting to cross the avenue, an older woman with thick white growths over both eyes, a white cane, and a patient expression on her face. I said, “May I help you cross the street?” She…

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What was it like to live in South Africa during apartheid?

I was born in 1972. I am a 5th generation South African of Indian descent. From then till 1990, I lived in an all Indian neighborhood, with no prospects for jobs or tertiary education. My home town is Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. It is a university town with a beautiful campus. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pi... ) It used…

What goes on in an autistic person’s mind?

Extra synapses The first thing to consider is that people with autism have a surplus of synapses in the brain. Normally during the early development your brain will go through a “pruning process”, where the excess of synapses are removed to essentially streamline the neurological network. In people with autism this pruning process is diminished,…

Everybody works hard, so why doesn’t everybody become billionaires?

Everybody works hard, so why doesn’t everybody become billionaires?Answer by Ali AlShamsi:Simple statistical difference.The ordinary hard worker:Serves ONE client.Has ONE source of income.A billionaire or millionaire for all that matter:Serves MANY clients.Has MANY sources of income.Compounds his/her wealth.Uses revenue multipliers.Everybody works hard, so why doesn’t everybody become billionaires?