If you had to choose between being blind or deff...
March 3, 2007 1:08pm CST
I was watching this TV documentary, about people, who were born blind or deff and the ones that got this way during their lives. And it seemed to me that the ones who were born this way accepted the fact much better. They actually don't take it as such a big deal, because the world has been the same for them all the time. And the ones who got this way later in life are the ones who went thru some nasty changes. But yet it seems to me that to be deff is an advantage as to being blind. Because no words or sounds can describe things better than sight could. Sight gives you far better perception than sound does. I hope this never happens but if it does, I'd rather not hear than not see.
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3 Mar 07
I think I would also rather be deaf than blind. I couldn't imagine not being able to see some of the beautiful things in this world that we take for granted every day such as the clear blue sky, birds flying through the air, you dog as he sits and begs for a treat, you children's smile, mountains, etc.
4 Mar 07
I agree. I'd rather have it to be blind from the day one than somewhere along the life line... It's like you have to stop observing the world and just hear about it. Like you are frozen in time. One day you can't observe the changes anymore. You're stuck with what you've seen so far and that's it. You have to combine your memories of everything with the description of changes. That can come out as a distorted imagination of things... Let's talk some more. Like the one before you, I'll exepress my gratitude, hoping to read from you in the future...
3 Mar 07
The only thing about not hearing is that you can't speak properly, because you can't sound out the words. So you might also speak too loudly or softly and eventually forget how to speak at all. But I agree with you. I would rather have my sight than my hearing. If all you had was hearing, you could hear the big, out of control truck coming toward you, but if you could see it, you would know which way to jump to avoid it.
4 Mar 07
Of course the lack of either is a huge disadvantage, but like you said, you could do much more things with being deff, than being blind. I'm of the opinion, that with sight you can interprate things better than with sound. I guess this is because the vision processes more information than sound does. Anyway, thanks for responding. I'll make sure you get positive mark on this one and in the future if we stay in touch...