Originally Posted by gnulinuxman
In case you haven't noticed, I am a hearing person. Deaf people never seemed annoying to me. I actually would agree with them (even though I grew up around almost entirely hearing people). I never became part of Deaf Culture until a last year in January, but I had deaf friends for 6-7 years before that.
It could be, but I would like to ask why you are telling them "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em" instead of "Fight for your rights".
I am not normal in the hearing culture, but I am not normal in the Deaf culture either (I'm HEARING, remember?) I am a bicultural-trilingual hearing person.
You must be
by the hearing world....
LOL. Exactly. I knew you were hearing and you've only been in the culture for a year compared to me and all of my 25 years. I know and you do not. End of argument.
You do not understand my point. I am not saying for the Deaf to join them -- they just need to realize that this world is theirs and they are never going to cater to us. Just learn how to get along with them on a daily basis without being a hermit.
The hearing world is a huge mixing bowl to have any kind of normalcy so even your whole family tree is not normal in this world. The only way you may not be normal in this world is if you aren't psychologically healthy.
I only interact with the hearing people whenever I'm at work and with a select few hearing friends after work. I have hearing in-laws and so forth. These people are the only ones I interact with outside of the deaf community. The effort I spend to interact with the hearing saps my energy and seeing how easy my oral deaf wife gets through these situations is more than enough for me to see the big picture.
Knowledge owns you here, my friend