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March 21, 2012

Creative Whack #16: See the Obvious

by Andrea O'Connell

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a “Creative Whack,” those wonderful and inspiring cards by Roger Von Oech.

This particular card, See the Obvious, reminds me that seeing the obvious is easier said than done, especially if you are unable to see the most obvious due to the little-known phenomenon, Facial Blindness.

This phenomenon was recently discussed on the television program, 60 Minutes.   If you’ve never heard about Facial Blindness, you’re not alone.  Unlike Color Blindness, Facial Blindness is a rare condition in which another person’s features are completely unrecognizable to the person who suffers with the condition.  Imagine not being able to recognize your wife or husband, or your children and parents?  Every one is a stranger.  Everyone.

Seeing the 60 Minutes program got me thinking about what life would be like if EVERYONE had facial blindness?  Can you imagine meeting a family member, or best friend for a lunch date and be unable to recognize who you’re supposed to meet?

Would the world be more peaceful if we were unable to recognize our enemies?

How would we know who to hate?  Or, would we hate everyone?

I’d like to think that society would be much more pleasant because we’d look our “enemies” in the face and they’d be unrecognizable.

Now, wouldn’t that be something!

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