My eyes are nearsighted, and I want to match with eyeglasses. I went home and told my mom about it. However, she is afraid that if I do wear eyeglasses, I would not be able to remove them. She refused to let me have eyeglasses and told me the eyeglasses can wait until I finish testing. But how is that okay? If I can not see the words on the board and gain new knowledge, how can I even perform well on the test? I really wish that my mom would understand my troubles. To be honest, who is willing to wear eyeglasses? There is no solution. Back when I was not nearsighted and saw other people with nearsighted glasses, I wondered why they would see things as blurry if they had taken their glasses off. In class, despite the fact that the words are written clearly on the blackboard, these people insisted that they still could not see the words, which is a bit funny. Reflecting back to the time when I ridiculed them, I now understand the troubles of nearsightedness and hate myself for not protecting my eyes, which is a major regret in my life.
China, 19 October 1987