Why is staring directly at the sun not as big of a deal as an adult as it was when we were kids? I swear I heard it at least twice a day all through elementary school, but I’ve maybe heard it 4 times total since the 2nd semester of 7th grade. Seriously though, it’s like as soon as I started learning what a rhombus was, looking into the sun was on the back burner of every educator I came in contact with. I guess once maybe puberty hits, your retinas develop just the same and become stronger? (EDIT: Everyone knows that I didn’t hit puberty until High School, so don’t even think of making on comment on that!) I’m pretty sure I looked at it recently and it hurt just as a remember and was unable to stare for the amount of time I had hoped for. When the next solar eclipse rolls around, are we going to hear from our bosses, “don’t look at it directly, here, take these glasses that have an undeveloped roll of film as lenses and then you can look at it.” I don’t think so. It’s just not on anyones’ minds anymore. Why I ask?!? It still does just as much damage, I’m sure, and we all need a reminder every now and then. Next time you’re out and about on a sunny day, just stop and say to your neighbor, coworker, friend, high schooler, “Hey, remember not to stare directly at the sun… and don’t sit so close to the TV either.”
This has been a PSA from yours truly. MIND BLOWN!!