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Why would anyone want to be in a wheelchair or be blind?

  1. Aug 7, 2009 #1
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  3. Aug 7, 2009 #2

    negitron

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    Re: Biid

    Because their brains are (mis)wired that way. Asking why is kinda pointless; a normal person wouldn't want those things but these are not normal people.
     
  4. Aug 7, 2009 #3
    Re: Biid

    Is a doctor legally allowed to do this kind of surgery?
     
  5. Aug 7, 2009 #4
    Re: Biid

    I don't think so. The sufferers sometimes will do it themselves, through self harm.
     
  6. Aug 7, 2009 #5

    mgb_phys

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    It seems like an extreme form of the 'I want to be special/noticed'.
    The same process that gets all kids classified as some sort of autistic, dyslexic, ADHA - nobody is just normal.
    Or the number of joggers/walkers you see with some sort of knee brace = look at me, I do this enough to be injured, but I'm tough enough/dedicated enough to keep doing it. This seems to be most common on the jogging for 5mins once a week crowd.
     
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