Before the Soul of Dawn: Helen Keller on Her Life Before Self-Consciousness

“Since I had no power of thought, I did not compare one mental state with another. So I was not conscious of any change or process going on in my brain when my teacher began to instruct me. I merely felt keen delight in obtaining more easily what I wanted by means of the finger motions she taught me. I thought only of objects, and only objects I wanted. It was the turning of the freezer on a larger scale. When I learned the meaning of “I” and “me” and found that I was something, I began to think.”

http://scentofdawn.blogspot.com/2011/07/before-soul-dawn-helen-keller-on-her.html

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