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Things vs. People

I heard a man speak last week who said something I found quite profound. He was referencing the number of hearing impaired people in the world and he commented, "blindness separates us from things, but deafness separates us from people." Wow. That just floored me. I went on to learn that the most commonly spoken language in America is English. The second is Spanish. No surprise with either of those.

The third most common language in the United States? American Sign Language!

Deaf people are all around us. We walk by them every day, a silent population separated from us in a most profound way.

Today I ran across the most touching ad for Samsung, the electronics company. I love the way they are reaching out to a group that has become largely forgotten to many of us. I encourage you to take a few minutes to watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrvaSqN76h4

Well done Samsung!