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What You Aren't Seeing: How Using Your Hidden Potential Can Help You Discover the Leader Within, The Inspiring Story of Herb Greenberg by Patrick Sweeney

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4

Learning What to Accept and What to Fight For

Throughout the interminably long year when Herb lost his sight, he and his parents alternately challenged and accepted what had happened. Herb started taking Braille lessons right away. “But I found reading Braille to be tedious. For me, memorizing was a lot easier,” Herb recalls. In fact, he claims to have never taken a note in all his school days—from elementary school to getting his Ph.D.

Meanwhile, his intensity, impatience, and anger merged to defy a well-meaning but inept educational system that wanted to send him away to a special school for the blind. His parents were told that there were three distant schools he could attend, but they would have nothing to do with them. They refused ...

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