Following on from our ‘Will my sight be restored in the future?’ VIDA Insight blogs over the last 2 weeks (https://vidatraining.weebly.com/blog/80-will-my-sight-be-restored-in-the-future-worldsightday-11th-october; https://vidatraining.weebly.com/blog/82-will-my-sight-be-restored-in-the-future-part-2), I, Vicky, came across this fantastic TEDTalk by Mark Pollock and Simone George called ‘A love letter to realism in a time of grief’.
We’ve followed Mark’s story since last year when Dave and I participated in the London #RunintheDark event, helping to raise money to find a cure for paralysis (https://www.runinthedark.org/london/). It’s happening again this year on 14th November if anyone is interested in joining in (Vicky is hoping to run it this year :-o).
We were particularly interested to watch and listen to this #TEDTalk as it seemed linked to the thoughts and discussions we’d written about in our 2 previous Insights. It didn’t disappoint, hence why we're sharing it with you.
It’s nearly 20 minutes long, and is, in our opinion, well worth taking the time to listen to…
Our title ‘Optimist, Realist or Something Else’ is the title of a blog Mark mentions during the TEDTalk.
We’re always interested to know about other people’s experiences and thoughts. Please share these by commenting…
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This post is No. 83 of our regular VIDA Insights and is also on our website blog page https://vidatraining.weebly.com/blog
Interested to learn more about VIDA Training? Visit our website - www.vidatraining.co.uk to read about our Training and Consultancy packages, specialising in Vision Impairment and Disability Awareness, Communication and Team Building or contact us for further information.
[Image shows a screenshot of the TedTalk video showing Mark Pollock and Simone George during the talk]
Our VIDA Insights...
Following our experiences from delivering our Vision Impairment Awareness training days over the past couple of years, we know that there’s loads more that we could talk about and examples we could have shared. Whilst these won’t be a substitute for our training, they will give you an insight (hence the name!) into our thoughts, observations and experiences from each of our perspectives - Dave’s living with sight loss and Vicky’s from being a sighted person and working alongside and supporting people who have sight loss.