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Thursday, December 08, 2005

One Hundred and Nineteenth Question

If you had to be either deaf or blind, which would you choose?

21 Comments:

  • At 12:14 PM, Anonymous jamie said…

    I'll take deaf. The world is too fascinating a place to miss out on visually.
    Deafness might actually be handy. There's quite a few people I'd like to tune out.
    PLus...you can still comunicate when you're deaf.

     
  • At 1:48 PM, Blogger danielle said…

    deaf. - i second jamie, it might actually come in hand.

     
  • At 2:06 PM, Blogger timothy said…

    Deaf! Then I would have an excuse when my girlfriend says "You never listen to me!"

    Plus, it would totally get me out of having to listen to her!

    =)

     
  • At 2:10 PM, Blogger StacyGrrrL said…

    i'll take blind. i couldn't live without music. plus, there are a lot of prejudices that arise from the sense of sight.

     
  • At 3:05 PM, Blogger Mind Sprite said…

    I would choose deafness. I could still feel the beat of music and see facial expressions. I would sure miss music and the sound of loved ones' voices though.

     
  • At 4:17 PM, Blogger Lulu said…

    I'll choose deaf. I love to watch people far too much. I think you can read so much more from seeing than hearing. Eyes never lie. Words often do.

     
  • At 4:46 PM, Blogger Mr. Incredulous said…

    Without a doubt, or a moment's hesitation-- I'd take blindness, for two resaons. First, music is my life. I listen, study, play and write music. (Yes, I know Beethoven was deaf, but he was an incredibly gifted man!) I would rather have days filled with music that see the most beautiful sunset... Second reason is that in college, my roommate was blind-- he lost his sight 3 years earlier-- and he taught me things like how to read braille, feel my way through a building and how to use a cane.

     
  • At 5:02 PM, Blogger HazelEyedPisces said…

    Without a second thought, I'd choose being deaf over being blind. I am such a visual person, that to live without that would be unbearable.

    Jamie's got a valid point. Sometimes it'd be nice to be able to tune some people out.

     
  • At 5:24 PM, Blogger Archibaldq said…

    As much as I appreciate my sense of hearing, I'd have to choose being deaf over being blind, if only for practical reasons of not having to rely on others so much.

     
  • At 5:33 PM, Blogger nancy =) said…

    i would choose blindness over deafness...i have lost my sense of smell, and since i've lost that sense it seems my sense of hearing has become more keen...i seem to hear things more intensely than others...i would not mind a darkened world as much as i would a silent world...

    peace...

     
  • At 6:02 PM, Blogger AKH said…

    I'd take deaf as well. I walk around alot with my headphones on so I don't really listen to the world anyway. :) Although I would miss music and it would be a pain to have to read the TV, but at least I would be able to watch it.

     
  • At 6:06 PM, Blogger scribble said…

    deaf .
    although hearing music and my
    children saying Mom would be
    a huge loss.
    Not seeing them grow would
    be worse.

     
  • At 9:06 PM, Blogger babyjewels said…

    Deaf. Definitely deaf. I'd freak out and feel very vulnerable if I couldn't see.

     
  • At 9:54 PM, Blogger SassyFemme said…

    Deaf. To not be able to read (braille doesn't count) and see pictures would just be horrible. I could still communicate through the written word and through sign, to some extent.

     
  • At 1:08 AM, Blogger Elizabeth Taylor said…

    Deaf. But never hearing loved one's voices or music again would be...well, not as bad as being blind!

     
  • At 10:29 AM, Blogger HizzleThizzle said…

    Im gonna have to go with deaf. To never lay eyes on my kids would be horrible..

    .. but the idea of never having to hear "Mommy.. mommy.. mom.. MOMMY.. MOM!!" again is kinda nice right now as my son yanks on my jeans.

     
  • At 11:40 AM, Blogger fruitgirl said…

    deaf. i have enough balance that wihout sight i'd be falling all the time like a total drunk. besides i already know sign language. but heaven forbid.

    oh wait, the chance to never see dubya's face????? may be worth it.

     
  • At 11:43 AM, Blogger fruitgirl said…

    oops. balance ISSUES.
    sorry.

    evidently, typing or sight issues too!!

     
  • At 10:47 PM, Blogger Cris said…

    i would shrivel up without music, without the sound of a loved ones voice, without the silence of snow floating down, or the sound of thunder. I have seen so much already in my life, that it would be easy to imagine most anything, and what can't be imagined can be touched, smelled, tasted, or otherwise sensed. I have seen my children grown, my grandchildren born....and the rest would only be repeats. i could give up sight.

     
  • At 4:43 PM, Blogger RitMeyer said…

    BLind, my newphew is and he is a happy kid and he could also teach me braile and shit.

     
  • At 11:04 AM, Blogger superjay said…

    Blind. Because listening to the radio is better than the TV on mute.

     

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