Blind Refelction

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Blind experiment
I decided to be "blind" for my business fraternity chapter meeting. I thought this would be a good time because they run about an hour and I can be seated. However, sitting in the back of the room, eyes closed made me nervous and overwhelmed. I rarely knew who was talking. I could hear people walking, a lot of chattering among the friends groups, and even the silences when conversations ended. There are about 80 people in the room with me, but I felt so isolated and alone. I felt like I couldn't talk to anyone because I couldn’t see anyone or made eye contact with them. I was so overwhelmed by how fast everyone talked, how many people were talking and that I couldn’t understand or be involved with anyone's conversation. The president ran through the old business and the new business, each chair walked up and gave their report. But I felt like I never knew what they were talking about. I was listening but I couldn't see their reactions and I felt like there was a topic on screen that everyone was talking about and I was the only one who did not know what it was. The short laughs and giggles from people around me talking made me the most confused. I felt on the outside of everything that it annoyed me to no end, I was mad and frustrated that I was left out of whatever was happening. I barely made it the whole meeting keeping my eyes closed.
My lasting impression of not being able to see was that no one talked to me, despite being surrounded by my closest friends. I was so frustrated that I was alone and that I felt everyone knew the conversation and I was a step…...

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