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    Blind or Deaf?

    Here's a question that I've been pondering, and that I was only able to answer quite recently:

    You are told that in the next month you will either lose your sight or lose you hearing. The loss of either will be permanent. In some strange, cosmic way, you are told that you will be allowed to pick which of the two you lose. What do you pick?

    I couldn't live without hearing. I didn't really realize it until recently, but I love listening to music. Any music, really. It sends shivers down my spine when I hear a good song, and I can paint a vivid picture of the music in my head.
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    That's a tough question, and you sure raise a good point. Music is a major part of my life as well, and I can hardly name a time when I wouldn't be having music playing - even if it wasn't a dominant thing in the space I'm in at the moment.

    Still, I'd choose to be deaf. Sight would be the last thing I'm "fine" losing with, and while losing my hearing would be a massive blow, I't still be able to enjoy most of life. And you could still feel music as vibrations, while it wouldn't obviously be the same thing at all.

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    I'd rather lose my sight. I mean, if it's just losing the amount of hearing that's normal for a regular person I wouldn't mind- I hear almost 10x louder than normal people as is, so I'd be happy to lose 1x from that. But all of it? I dunno. I'm an auditory person. I mean, I prefer to read than to listen to voices but...

    Wait. Maybe I'd rather just be deaf since I NEED to read more than I need other things. Hrm...This is hard. Though my eyesight is pretty bad already...ergh.

    ...Say, will I get a sense of smell if I lose one of the others?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agamemnon View Post
    That's a tough question, and you sure raise a good point. Music is a major part of my life as well, and I can hardly name a time when I wouldn't be having music playing - even if it wasn't a dominant thing in the space I'm in at the moment.

    Still, I'd choose to be deaf. Sight would be the last thing I'm "fine" losing with, and while losing my hearing would be a massive blow, I't still be able to enjoy most of life. And you could still feel music as vibrations, while it wouldn't obviously be the same thing at all.
    Agreed. I need my sight to see where I am going and all that. You can just use your other senses to feel and Losing your sight means you can be raped and all that kind of stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmchayle View Post
    (...)Losing your sight means you can be raped and all that kind of stuff.
    That escalated quickly.

    While I do love music and am very responsive to sensations which require hearing, I don't think I would adjust to everyday life as seamlessly if I lost my sense of sight. That, and my other senses would be enhanced, so I suppose I would adapt.
    A boy has the right to dream. There are endless possibilities stretched out before him. What awaits him down the path he will then have to choose; the boy doesn't always know. At some point the boy then becomes an adult, and learns what he was able to become. Joy and sadness will forever accompany this. He is confronted with a choice; when this happens, does he bid his past farewell in his heart? Once a boy becomes an adult, he can no longer go back to being a boy; the boy is now a man. Only one thing can be said: "A boy has the right to dream.". For those endless possibilities are stretched out before him.

    We must remember...all men were once boys.

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    I already need glasses due to my eye getting damaged as a kid so I'm REALLY not too keen on losing my sight. At all. If I'm deaf, I can finally have an excuse to not pay attention to people that tend to bore the hell out of me when I have to deal with them.

    So yeah, I'll sacrifice my ears to keep my eyes safe.

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    I'd rather lose my hearing, to be completely honest. I pretty much need my sight 100% for my job, considering what I do, and I can still read books, read subtitles, read closed captioning on TV (which I have on sometimes to not disturb others anyway), and still play games with my friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [ruin]RTSender View Post
    That escalated quickly.

    While I do love music and am very responsive to sensations which require hearing, I don't think I would adjust to everyday life as seamlessly if I lost my sense of sight. That, and my other senses would be enhanced, so I suppose I would adapt.
    Had to state the facts man. At least with sight you could read a person's lips to make out what they are saying which is not a problem and besides that I do not like bumping into stuff every second (anyone can attest to getting up in the night to use the bathroom).

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    Wow, tough question. After thinking long and hard about it, I think I'd rather lose my hearing. Loss of vision is a much bigger impairment than loss of hearing. Not to mention nowadays technology and medical equipment make it easier for deaf people to cope. There are even cases where deafness was cured, you rarely see the same thing about blindness (pun unintended). If you lose your vision it'd be hard to move around without help or basically do anything without help. From work, to hobbies, to TV and entertainment, you'd be denied of all that if you're blind. If you lose your hearing you could still enjoy most of that and you could still go to work, albeit with a difficulty in communication, most likely.

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    Preference-wise, I'd rather lose my sight. Realistically though, loss of hearing would be much more manageable. Some people underestimate how major a role sight plays in our everyday life. I love music, and am a musician myself, but my job requires sight and I also feel like I'd be much more effective at learning sign language and readjusting to my life. But man, talk about a tough question.

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