In Episode Twelve, we discuss blind spots. I can prove to people visually that they have blind spots. It is where the optic nerve sits on the back of your eye, an area where you don’t have any light receptors. Your brain naturally fills in that blind spot with similar colors and shapes to what you’re seeing.
If you surround a blue circle with a white screen, your brain will fill in that spot with more white screen, and the blue circle literally disappears. Blind spots exist for everyone. Trying to get rid of your blind spots is like me telling you to lick your elbow. No matter how hard you try and how ridiculous you look trying to do it, you’ll never actually be able to remove your blind spots, even if you know they’re there.
You will be able to locate your blind spots if you find a new perspective. If you move your head out a different direction, you can see what your blind spot was hiding. One of the huge benefits of humans having two eyes is that we override the blind spot by having another eyeball that fills it in with real images. So, I really encourage people to go get different perspectives, because we literally don’t know what we don’t know. Our brain is so good at hiding blind spots from us that we’re not actually aware of.
As we talk to more people and get new perspectives, we can get a better understanding of the world that we live in. We also need humility to be willing to admit that we have personal blind spots. Let people show you where your blind spots are so that you can start improving yourself to remove them from your life. I wish you the best of luck with this. Thanks for reading the BlankScreen blog. Check us out on YouTube. We will see you in the next episode!