Which would you choose?

United States
December 8, 2007 1:46am CST
If you had to choose to be either blind or deaf, like if your life depended on it or something, which would you choose? I would choose deaf because with modern technology, if you are deaf you can still talk on the phone, watch tv (you can see the screen and read captions to know whats being said), drive a car, still watch the sunrise or sunset and do all the things you normally do except hear in the traditional sense but if you are blind, you not only can't see, but you can not drive, you can not watch tv, (can hear it but can't see it), can not see a smile on your child's face, can't watch the sunrise or sunset, etc. That's my thoughts or feelings on it, let's hear yours. If you had to choose one, would you rather be blind of deaf? and why?
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
30 Oct 08
Thanks for the best response.
@irene_27 (545)
• Philippines
11 Dec 07
I would rather be deaf than blind. You were right in saying that in today's technology there are more things you can still enjoy the most basic of wich is watching TV and see faces of loved ones around you. for me, its harder to lose sight than hearing. Your post made me think of how important our senses are to us and missing any one of them would really make a whole lot of difference in our life.
• United States
8 Dec 07
I would go with deaf because I can watch TV but I will just use closed caption. With deaf I can use the bathroom by myself.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
8 Dec 07
I would choose neither. I know giving a set of terrible choices, you might have an advantage of choosing one but you need all your sense and it depends on what you can remember. I would think being deaf would be better, but only by a little since I am mainly a visual person. Oh I could talk on a phone, but I could not hear the other person;'s voice. It would have to come out in a series of teletypes. I could watch Tv, but they would have to put on the captions, and that might interfere with others. If I lost my sight, I could not see the beautiful sunset and the lovely scenery.