Looking Back: "TO BE DEAF OR NOT TO BE DEAF"
I remember a long time ago when I was a young child. There was a confusion about who I was in the hearing world. I knew I was Deaf and will NEVER match up to hearing in terms of communications.
Hearing people are always punishing us for not being equal in terms of oral communications. We always have speech problems no matter how many years of oral training was done.
More or less, it makes no difference. The results are the same. It is that some hearing people are used to the voice and speech problems of the Deaf. Any hearing person not familiar with it will react in negative way. NO matter how hard we try, the results are the same!
A better solution is to write notes to clarify what we were trying to say.
More or less, the results will be the same! Still problematic! Why? 'Cuz some hearing people can't read notes and make excuses NOT to read notes...that is their "hearing" attitude"! The results are the same!!!
It is hearing people's problem for not taking the time nor taking compassionate view...more or less, it is the same!!!
Oh, well! Life is a Beach! If they cannot understand us, it is their frigging problem! Not mine!
To heck with them! We will continue using ASL as it is fun and entertaining to watch sign language.
It is easier to do it than using voices and trying to please hearing people.
More or less! They need to take the time to understand our culture and language.
It is their problem! Not Mine!
Heck! It is only a sign language!
Author's note: The biography of Paul Kiel is explained in this book, "TO BE DEAF OR NOT TO BE DEAF" targeting to be out real soon. Here are some pictures from the book.