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May 08, 2019 18:24:08

Depth Perception

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I have registered to play in a table tennis tournament at my job. 
I have been practicing. I need to win
Particularly because I do not have depth perception. 

I didn't know that until I saw an eye doctor some years ago.

It was a regular check up when my doctor told me that I have reduced depth perception. I didn't know what that meant or if it was something very serious.

So I asked him - what does that mean?
You will not be able to do certain professions.  
 Like what? I asked
Pilot. You will not be allowed to fly a plane. 

Oh no. I say sarcastically - I don't have day dreams about being a pilot. 

As the doctor explained how I will have a hard time telling how deep/far something is, it occurred to me that I had a hard time with that all my life. 
What you told me explains why I was bad at so many things. I always thought I was dyslexic. 

He smiled - I didn't rule out dyslexia. I only confirmed that your depth perception is impaired.

So here I am playing in a table tennis tournament - to prove this depth perception means jack. 

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    @keni I don't know how long you spend on a post, but I don't see dyslexia in your writing. As for the depth thing, I guess the degree of severity is what matters. If you weren't able to tell that you had the issue, guessing it can't be too bad. Either way....entering the tournament is one thing, but winning take a bit of practice ;)

    Gabriel Greco avatar Gabriel Greco | May 09, 2019 00:28:41
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      @gabrielgreco - I can take 5 minutes to 2 hours on a post. Depends on how severe my OCD gets. Undiagnosed too by the way.

      This post took me 10 minutes. Since I dont go past 200 words - it is easy enough writing.

      I think my depth perception isn't severe. But it always took me too long to to learn tennis or put a thread in a needle and stuff like that. A part of me always wondered why I was always the last among my siblings to learn these type of things. It was nice to have a diagnosis that explained it.

      But I have been practicing tennis and I am happy to report that I won 2 out of the 3 today and moving on to round 2. :)

      Good to have you back Gabriel.

      Keni avatar Keni | May 08, 2019 18:34:13
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      @keni @gabrielgreco I haven't played ping pong in so long. It would be fun to take it up casually again. Any "sport" that can be played in a bar I'm game and usually pretty decent. On a side note, isn't it interesting how diagnoses can affect us? Your diagnosis just led to an "a ha" moment and you are glad you know. Imagine kids who get diagnosed with certain diseases and now they carry around the stigma and baggage associated with them. Maybe it works in their favor and maybe not.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | May 08, 2019 19:22:10
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      @keni Well done! Think there's something to be said to @brandonwilson's point below, does the diagnosis make you self conscious and overthink now? Does it motivate you to train and to try harder? Either way, looks like it's not interfering with your writing or playing, so cheers to that.

      Gabriel Greco avatar Gabriel Greco | May 09, 2019 11:41:14
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