blind or deaf?

deaf and blind - the deaf and blind cartoon
@skenthal (1022)
Turkey
August 17, 2008 11:15am CST
we were talking about being blind and deaf today with my family, being blind has so much effects to your life thats for sure,you cant see where you are going,you have to memorize exactly where everything is,you can not see when you have a child, thats really bad and being deaf you can not hear what they are talking about you,you cant come to an understanding with other people, can not hear the voice of your girlfriend,however for me i would choose being deaf instead of being blind ... what do you think? if you had one of these things which one would it be, being blind or deaf?
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11 responses
• United States
18 Aug 08
i would without a doubt choose to be deaf. while yes being either wouldn't be a good thing, being blind would without a doubt be so much worse as you would never be able to see a single thing. yes there are good sounds to hear and your hearing helps you communicate, if you were blind, so much more would be un revealed to you, and at least if you were deaf you could still read lips. you couldnt drive, watch tv, surf the internet, or do anything else like that if you were blind, and the only thing i could think of if you were deaf would be you couldnt talk on the phone. while yes both of them would be horrible, i would without a doubt choose being deaf, simply because it is the lesser of two bad conditions.
@rjyuggy (102)
• Canada
18 Aug 08
hi, whatever sickness God given to you, it is a challenge for you to surpass. But I know it is not so easy if you have either of that two. However, it would be better if you are deaf. Being def is almost a human life, anyway, there are a lot of technology to help deaf people to have a normal life. But sure God has a plan for every people who does have this kind of challenge.
@dagda24 (367)
18 Aug 08
Looks like I'm going to break the trend. I spend a lot of my life reading and writing, but I would rather be blind than deaf. The thought of not being able to listen to music is just unimaginable, but I'd also miss people's voices. When you're upset or scared there's nothing more comforting that hearing a loved one's voice. Having had sight I could imagine all the colours in the world, but I couldn't live without hearing other people.
@roanne05 (1292)
• Oman
18 Aug 08
deaf so i can still do some things...if i will be blind, i will be totally lost...deaf, i can still see, and make things and still continue with daily life..but if i will be blind i will i cannot see anything i should be doing,...
@mandykaren (2040)
17 Aug 08
both be bad really, living in a silent world if deaf but i would choose to be deaf.. we can learn to lip read, sign language, reading.. but if blind, to never see a loved one ever again, or to see how beautiful your child has become, would be so bad.. never to be able to enjoy wonderful sceneries like in turkey hehe.. i couldn't live without my sight.. i think i can live more without hearing child screaming or tantrums haha. Sometimes i wish my neighbors were deaf so i could play my music through the big speakers when i like
• United States
17 Aug 08
I guess if it all came to it between being deaf and blind, I would rather be deaf, I could not handle not being able to see things or even being able to see my first child being born. I could not handle not seeing beautiful things.
@venkygec (783)
• India
17 Aug 08
I would be deaf rather than blind!!! Atleast I can see things... Others can always talk to me in some signs... I can see that sign and understand what they are trying to say...
@rocker21 (2717)
• India
17 Aug 08
surely it would be deaf!
@SHAMRACK (8442)
• India
17 Aug 08
Dear friend, I hope it would be better not to be blind than deaf. Being blind meaning it is lot to depend on others than being deaf and moreover I may not be able to see those better things around and no body may even tell about this site if I am blind. Hope not be blind.
@harishv (151)
• India
17 Aug 08
I choose to be a blind rather than deaf. Being a deaf we can travel anywhere we want, it will be similar to normal man life. But being a blind it's difficult to travel everywhere we want and eventhough it is morning it will be like a night, we have to spend our life always in the dark. being a blind we cannot enjoy this beautiful world.
@DEEPA333 (108)
• India
17 Aug 08
Hi, I do not want to be blind I want to see all these beauty and I want to watch all these. I also want to travel places see them all and being deaf may be I could cope than being blind. Being blind really unimaginable for me.