Last Sunday, I joined a marathon. But it was not just a regular one as other big cities usually offer: it was a Grassland Marathon which I think is very unique to Mongolia (and the 1st prize is a horse!).
It was indeed a nice experience, especially as a person who lives in a city, appreciation for seeing colored nature (mainly green) was beyond words.
Speaking of appreciation of seeing color, there is other point of view in relation to those who have color blindness, and I just came across a wonderful technology which can fundamentally change the world of color blind people.
We sometimes criticize technology since it might take away our direct communication with people and nature (playing video game too much without going out). However, it is sometimes amazing in a way that it can change a life. For example, there is an outstanding invention of special glasses which allow colorblind people to see the colors.
Please just watch this video (tiny dip of salty water came out of my eyes as I watched this).
【Colorblind Man Sees Purple for the First Time】
To learn more about the glasses, see this article of Big Think to which I am subscribed.
I think this is just amazing invention because without this, color blind people could not have shared the colored world. For example, with those glasses on, color blind people can see this green view of grassland marathon I participated last Sunday.
(Grassland Marathon @ Mongolia)
And what’s more striking is that without this kind of article of the invention, it is hard to realize that color blind people are not seeing the world non-color blind people see (which idea is applicable to other disabilities).
To learn more about color blind, you can watch this video (according to which, color blind affects about 1 in 10 men)
【What It’s Like To Be Color Blind】
This time, I learned that
Technology can fundamentally change a life in positive way.
We take for granted what we can do on a daily basis (seeing colors) and forget to appreciate it, unless someone points out in an impressive way.
Today, my parents are coming to Mongolia. By writing this, I started feeling an appreciation for having me in this world and raising me. Thanks!