While watching a 60 Minutes story on people who cannot recognize faces ……..
Quite simply the show highlighted how we all take our ability to distinguish people in our world from the thousands of faces we may see on an everyday basis.
From the 60 Minutes website;
‘Imagine if you always felt like you were surrounded by strangers, because you couldn’t identify your own child or even recognise your own face in the mirror.
Well, that’s what life is like every day for sufferers of face blindness.
People with this bizarre condition can’t remember faces, no matter how familiar or famous.
Walk out of their line of sight and they won’t recognise you minutes, even seconds later.’
What struck me though were to accounts from those interviewed who were affected by this condition, in-fact I will quote the website once more…’ what’s truly amazing is that many sufferers don’t even realise there’s a problem.’
Rather than feel that they are limited or different in any way or have a condition that inhibited their abilities they rather simply saw themselves as being dumb or very inadequate socially.
With the prevalence of father absence throughout the world I could not help but to think how many men and women are coping under the limitations associated with low self esteem and a poor relationship with authority, self image, success etc and not realizing their condition.
I know in a vivid memory of my own when in the school yard at the age of 5 or 6 I was ask what it was like not to have a father…. although deep down it hurt I remember my very philosophical answer, stating that as it was all that I ever knew or could remember, I thus had no reference point to compare it with.
The book I have written, Bridging the Void, available for free through http://www.myabsentfather.com/free-report/ will help if you have any questions in this area.
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