I had a ten ton hydraulic gear puller under full pressure fail striking me in the right side of my face/head. That was five years ago. Still trying to get it all sorted out. The scars they see, facial, episodic vertigo also.
What I was trying to say is that the question "Why are you deaf (or blind or crippled)?" sounds offensive to me. I think it's proper to ask a question like "How did you become deaf (or blind or crippled)?". That's my opinion.Really? I am blind because I have Ocular Histoplasmosis Syndrome. It is one of the most common causes of acquired blindness, usually causing partial blindness.
Why am I deaf? Ask God, "Why is Paul deaf?". Maybe he will answer like "because his mother is a sinner". The proper question should be like "How did you become deaf?". I never heard of people asking me "why are you deaf?".
Ironically, my wife asked God why she's deaf and said that she didn't do anything wrong to deserve it.Some people don't "become deaf", they are born that way......plus, I've had people ask me timeless times why am I deaf?....And some people are naive, others might not quite understand how to ask the question. To me, it matters not....
If I was asking someone, I'd maybe ask "were you born deaf"?Frisky Feline said:yeah you are not alone to think this way, crazypaul, i agree why are you deaf? it sounds like it is a tactless question. no matter waht if they are naive. no excuse for using that question.
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If I was asking someone, I'd maybe ask "were you born deaf"?
That being said I don't think I've ever asked, and certainly not a stranger! Usually after getting to know someone for a while the conversation naturally comes up anyway when discussing family, school, language etc.