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Let's take a quick
test. How many basic senses do we
have at birth? Name them.
Is it one.... two....
four? I'm sure we all agree
the answer is FIVE. These five
senses are SIGHT, HEARING, TASTE, TOUCH and SMELL.
If you were faced
with sacrificing four of these five basic senses, which one would you keep?
Most people would keep their sense of SIGHT.
Yet on so many occasions, we treat this most priceless possession too
lightly. The value of our sight
cannot be measured.
The eye is like a
camera. The eye too has a lens.
The eye consists of the retina, iris, cornea and optic nerves.
These parts of the human body, in an almost supernatural way, coordinate
their activities to transmit impulses to the brain.
These impulses provide vision, the miricle of color, perception and the
ability to learn. Eighty percent of
everything we learn, come to us through our sight and the use of our eyes.
It's common sense
to take good care of your eyes. Still,
we sometimes neglect them. There
was an accident recently in which an employee lost the sight of one eye when a
grinding wheel exploded. This
employee wore a pair of safety goggles at the time of the accident, but
unfortunately, they were on his forehead and not over his eyes.
The ironic part of this story is that the injured person owned many
valuable cameras. He protected each
camera lens well with a lens cap, to prevent scratches.
How sad that something that could be judged in dollars and cents was
worth protecting, but sight was taken for granted.
Medical science today works near miracles, in so many different areas. Replacing vital organs such as the heart or lungs or kidneys. They can re-attach arms and legs that have been severed. We were given only two eyes and medical science with all it's knowledge, cannot replace them. Let's keep them and take care of them.
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