Would You Rather Be Deaf or Blind If You Had To Choose?

@elmiko (6640)
United States
November 21, 2010 6:26am CST
I would choose to be deaf because I think being blind would mean I would be lacking alot more on what I could and couldn't do. I wouldn't want to be as dependent on others for that reason.
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15 responses
• United States
22 Nov 10
Like others, I think I would have to choose being deaf. Even though there are some beautiful sounds that are as inspiring as beautiful views, I think I would feel less handicapped being deaf as opposed to being blind.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
21 Nov 10
really wouldnt want o be either. but being blind ya couldntsee the wonders of nature and being deaf ya ouldnt hear the birds sing. BUt I do know that deaf people can dance real good as they feel the fibration thru the air and floor.
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@Astraea (177)
• Sweden
21 Nov 10
I'd rather not suffer from any of those, but if I had to choose I would pick being deaf. That's because I like painting, playing music and cooking and being blind would make that A LOT harder, though by no means impossible.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
22 Nov 10
yeah it would be harder.
@Angelwriter (1956)
• United States
21 Nov 10
I think I'd choose deafness. Although I'd miss music. But, I think I'd miss faces more. I'd miss being able to watch tv and see the expressions on the actor's faces. Or, shallowly, I'd miss looking at the good looking actors. But, at other times, I think I might miss voices more. So, it's tough to really say. But, my reason for not picking blindness has nothing to do with thinking they have such limited lives. I wonder if there are any blind people on mylot right now (yes, they can use computers) laughing at that idea. Of course there are some things they can't do because they're blind, but often it's more a matter of finding different ways to do it. Being blind didn't stop some people from mountain climbing.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
22 Nov 10
yes, i would really miss music if i was deaf. also being on the computer is possible for the blind because of speech to text software as well as text to speech software. there's still blind people like you said who have climbed mountains and done great things such as stevie wonder,ray charles,Helen Keller, and most definitely many more I can't think of right now or ever heard of. i'm not trying to pity the blind. i'm just saying i think it would be harder then being deaf.
• Philippines
21 Nov 10
I'd also prefer to be deaf than blind. I like to see things than just hear them. I can just learn sign language to compensate for my hearing. Come to think about it, deaf people are today's warriors. You can just imagine what they're going through.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
22 Nov 10
i don't know about the idea of the deaf being today's warriors but thanks for the response.
• Philippines
21 Nov 10
I think being blind will be harder. Deaf can still do more work and be more independent.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
22 Nov 10
yes, one would have a more fulfilling life if they were deaf instead of blind.
• Philippines
21 Nov 10
Being blind would be lonely. I need to have eyes to record the beauty of the world to my memory. And you do you prefer to be deaf or just the right hearing? Because my hearing is a bit weaker because a firework exploded near my ears. I'm not lucky but today I don't have to complain about buzzing mosquitoes.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
22 Nov 10
yeah it would be lonely.
• Philippines
21 Nov 10
Hello elmiko, I want to be deaf also than to be blind it is really hard to be blind because you cannot see anything and you can go anywhere if you are blind. It is better to be deaf because you can use sign language to talk other people. Blind people really feel hard for their life. Have a nice day and Happy mylotting
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
22 Nov 10
i could get why they would feel hard for their life although i wouldn't totally understand it because i'm not blind.
• Indonesia
21 Nov 10
Being deaf is a better choice. If you're blind, all you can is only hearing and you can't see the beautiful world again If your deaf but not blind, you still can read books, watch television, and still can walk in the road safely (well, not really safe because you won't hear any horn :P)
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
22 Nov 10
yes, its definitely a better choice.
@surpriz3 (77)
21 Nov 10
I would choose to be deaf aswell because you can still drive a car play sports study. The possibilities are much more than being blind in my opinon.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
22 Nov 10
so true
• United States
28 Nov 10
deaf.. in fact i learned recently i already have hearing loss so odd of me to come upon this lol.. i apparently never realized it because i got used to filling in the blanks of not hearing with reading lips.. if i was blind i would go nuts since im such a visual person
@Hatley (164757)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Nov 10
hi elmilo I agree as we can get hearing aids and thus hear but take awy my sight and I cannot write or do any of the things I love to do.if you can get hearing aids then you ca n still enjoy life as b efore but you canot re place your sight at all.
@walijo2008 (4648)
• United States
22 Nov 10
If I had to choose, I think I'd choose to be deaf too, although I love music, and enjoy singing and playing it. I don't think I'd want to be blind because you can still do everything you want to as long as you can see and you wouldn't be so dependent on others.
• Canada
22 Nov 10
i am almost blind anyway, so losing the rest of my vision would not be as bad as completely losing my hearing. I enjoy music way too much to live life without my hearing. It would be inconvenient to lose what little vision I have, but not nearly as bad as going deaf. I have learned to use my ears the way most people use their eyes.
• Philippines
21 Nov 10
I'd also prefer to be deaf than blind. I like to see things than just hear them. I can just learn sign language to compensate for my hearing. Come to think about it, deaf people are today's warriors. You can just imagine what they're going through.