Which would you be willing to give up? This is no easy question.

United States
March 26, 2007 6:39am CST
If you were being forced to give up either your sight, speech, hearing, touch, mobility, or the use of your arms & hands, which would you be most willing to part with ? There is no correct answer, no standard, just a raw, what would you do type of question. I really would like honest answers. And please no, I wouldn't give up anything answers. I want to know what is most important to you.
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@inked4life (4227)
• United States
26 Mar 07
Thats a tough question, but for me it would most likely be speech that I would give up. I'm not that big a talker anyways and I could always just write down what I wanted to say. I just couldn't imagine living without the others that you mentioned.
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• United States
26 Mar 07
yes, this is a very difficult decision, that is why I am interested to see the replies.
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@sreevasu (2717)
• India
27 Mar 07
As the discussion is of an utopian nature, i think it can be responded with a counter question. What would be the answer if asked to someone who have no sight, speech, hearing, touch, mobility or the use of arms and hands - even legs - as to which he/she prefer the most to gain? We all know that mere existence is possible on earth even without all these, though without any of these no one like to go on. The discussion is a little positive as it reminded me of many people still living around us who do not enjoy one (or more than one) of these gifts and thanks for that Misheleen.
• United States
27 Mar 07
I appreciate your response, as you are one that delves deeper and gets the point. We should really appreciate what we have as there are many people that have no choice. They are the true heroes.
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@sreevasu (2717)
• India
28 Mar 07
Thank you Misheleen for appreciating my response. One of my friend one day told me that we should be thankful to (God, the Almighty) for giving us all these what we have now and also thankful to for giving us kids who too are gifted by these (see, hear, touch, move etc.) What we have to do is to maintain them properly, use them fruitfully and wisely. And we should be empathetic to those who are not gifted with these senses.
• United States
30 Mar 07
If I got to choose which would be unlikely :) I would choose to give up my speech. I would still have plenty of way of communicating. My mom and husband both can get what I mean with just a look sometimes so I think I would do fine without my speech. I would hate to lose any of the others.
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• United States
30 Mar 07
it would definitely be a very difficult decision to say the least.
• Philippines
29 Mar 07
i'm a trainer. i train people how to manage certain parts of the operations of their institutions. i speak in a lot of engagements and the voice is one of the powerful tools i use to communicate the message to my audience. but if ever i have to give up any of my senses or even the use of my arms and legs... i'd probably give up my sense of speech. in my years as a trainer, i've found several ways to communicate effectively to the people i work with and to the people we serve. i've done my share of utilizing my sense of speech in the work that i do. don't get me wrong, i love my voice. i love my speaking voice and singing voice (even if i don't sing that much or that well). my voice has been very useful in all the work or jobs i did and still do. it's not the least important in my life, it's actually one of the most important one right now. but i also want to prove to myself that there are other ways and forms to communicate and be heard. :)
• United States
29 Mar 07
wow, to be able to give up something so important to you, that is very profound.
@samrat16 (2442)
• India
27 Mar 07
If I was asked to give up either mt sight,speech,hearing,touch,mobility or the use of my arms or hands or anyother body part then the body part or sense which I would have agreed to lose is my hearing ability. I thought this won't make a huge difference when you compare it to other senses . Like if we lose one arm or both then life will be hell. same with legs . Eyes no I won't give my eyes away. speech nopes what will life be if I won't be able to give words which I want to convey to others. Hearing it's okay , when I will be suffering even other person will be suffering who wants to tell me something.
• United States
27 Mar 07
that's one way of looking at it.
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