I just noticed last week that I love the color of green traffic lights. I have looked at them over a million times and never seen them. This sudden awareness made me think about how unaware I can be of my own blindness.
Concerning our lack of awareness, Seneca the Younger said, “The worse a person is, the less he feels it,” implying the critical role thoughtful examination plays in the development of noble character.
When I have been the most brutal with others and done things I regret, it has always been in conjunction with my lack of disciplined reflection.
Much more than color-blindness is at stake.