Are you colorblind?
March 1, 2007 12:06pm CST
If so, does it have much of an impact on your life?
1 Mar 07
Hello seamonkey, I am colourblind, and have a fairly common verson of red/green colourblindness which usually affects men. It has zero impact on my day to day life, because the natural response from people when I say I am red/green colourblind is they assume I think the trees and grass are different colours etc. I can see all the shades of reds and greens but the only time I ever slip up, is not when I am shading things in, or taking pictures, or anything that involves colours, it's just when I look at those eye charts with the hundreds of colour shaded circles and you have to pick a number out of it. I can't do those, and it was hugely frustrating when I was little and I still get a bit vexed by it now especially when my younger brother just glances at them and tells me what number is there!! I guess I am lucky because I know there are many forms of colour blindness and some are more severe than others, so I am lucky that I can see colours just not when those two colours are in hundreds of shades together. I was talking to someone at work who knew a colourblind electrician, I've read comments about colourblind pilots. The way I think about it now is that not everyone is perfect, everyone has little defects it's just part of being human, we are such complex beings that it's inevitable that certain little bits go wrong as we develop.