Deaf ,mute or blind?

@ronnyb (6117)
Jamaica
June 8, 2009 5:18pm CST
God forbid any of these handicaps to befall anyone or that you have the choice to make ,however have you ever wondered which one you would choose if you had to make a choice.Personally I wouldnt want to be be blind as I couldnt imagine myslef without my sight ,so it would be a toss up between being deaf and mute,a very tough choice .I think I would eventually go with being mute as I think i would still be able to read lips and understand what people are saying and also be able to use sign language to communicate . So what would you chosse if you had a choice to make?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
9 Jun 09
HI RONNYB, . SO NICE to see u on here. haven't heard anything from u in ages. hope all is well. As for your discussion of course it would be a hard choice to make but i think i would choose being deaf. My aunt was deaf & she led a very good life. She was able to wear a hearing aid & she could also read lips . she worked as a hairdresser all my growing up life. S he was sweet & kind & very good to my sister & i when we were children. TAKE CARE.
@ronnyb (6117)
• Jamaica
10 Jun 09
Thank you Antique I havent been here in a while good to see that you are well,i missed you too.Like you said people are dea can still lead very good lives as they still have the option of sign langauge ,i would prefer to be mute but then it really hqard not to be able to talk
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
10 Jun 09
I WOULD POP in a million pieces if i couldn't run this big mouth.
@ronnyb (6117)
• Jamaica
10 Jun 09
lol and you have been running your mouth to good effect and i wouldnt want it any other way Antique ,so keep up the good work and thank you always for responding to my discussions
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@anniefannie (1737)
• United States
9 Jun 09
i believe i would do the same as you i would have to learn to sign fast because i love to talk
@ronnyb (6117)
• Jamaica
10 Jun 09
Thank you for your answer
@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
8 Jun 09
NONE OF THE ABOVE!!!! I can't imagine not being able to see. I do appreciate my ability to hear. I seem to be losing a little bit of my hearing now & I don't have the funds for all the doctors fees, tests & hearing aids. Since communication is our main form of making friends & meeting new people, I think losing my voice would be the pits too. Sign language is an option, but you'd be limited with who you could talk. I know very few people that even know sign language. Most learn after a family member or close friend becomes deaf. So the ability to communicate would be somewhat diminished. I think reading lips would be a real challenge also as people say things very different depending on where they live. I would hope that I'd NEVER have to choose any one of those three!!! I can think of too many reasons why I wouldn't want any of them!!!
@ronnyb (6117)
• Jamaica
10 Jun 09
lol well that is not an option lol although we all wouldnt want to choose any from the ones given.I am so sorry to hear about your affliction ,i guess we can all stay here and talk about what we can do withgout but to actually live without it is another thing .You are right about loosing your voice though it would still be hard but atleast you would still be able to talk.Thank you very much for your insight
• Canada
16 Jun 09
Probably mute. I don't talk much in the first place so it wouldn't make much of a difference. I think being blind would be devastating, as you wouldn't be able to find your way around, etc. And being deaf would suck because it would mean that I wouldn't be able to listen to music. :(
@kprofgames (3099)
• United States
15 Jun 09
This is interesting because I have thought of this one often. A little background here, but my daughter does not speak. She communicates through sign language, has for the last 4 years. So living with that and the loss of what I would take for granted, I've often thought about one of the privilages that I have, which one I think I could still live and function without. I would have to say mute. I don't think I could survive being blind. I honestly can't. Being deaf would scare me because I have small children. I couldn't hear them if they fell or hear them if they were scared in the night. Being mute though wouldn't be a problem because I can already communicate. I would be mute.
• India
14 Jun 09
Hello my friend ronnyb Ji, I totally discard this idea of negative attitude. I do not want to even imagine such things. But in case, it comes to me from Almighty, I would happily accept and take the challange to find suitable replacement to counte missing link. May god bless You and have a great time.
@snowcat46 (2322)
• United States
11 Jun 09
I'm already hard of hearing, so deaf wouldn't be too far away. I'd rather pick mute though. I read a lot of books, so giving up my sight would be a horror. My fingers have too many callouses, so Braille would take a LONG time to learn until the rough spots got smoothed out. As far as talking, I spend more time writing than I do talking. It's easier for me, and a lot more fun.
• United States
10 Jun 09
I am a musician, semi retired mind you, but a musician.I was singing way before I learn to play any instrument. So both voice and hearing are key.But I need to see to type this post and do my work. This is hard but I would choose being mute. I could still make music and see to work and watch hockey.I would miss singing and screaming when there is a goal but out of the three m it is best.
@apples99 (6562)
• United States
9 Jun 09
Mute I would choose mute, becuse I aprecate all my senses but especially site and sound I'm a big music lover and I would really hate it if I couldn't hear, and I love watching a good film, and drawing but if I had to choose one it would have to be mute, but I hope that I never lose any of my senses becuse I'm a singer too so it would be tough.
• United States
9 Jun 09
I think about this all the time, and I love my music, so deaf is out of the question, but I am a very quiet person in real-life, so I'd have to say mute. Being blind would just be horrible. :(
@kingxu (44)
• China
9 Jun 09
If I have to make a choice among the three,I would choose to be deaf.I want to see the beautiful world and to express my opinion,So I can't stand my blindness and mute.Without the listening ability,though I can't enjoy the soft music and some other beautiful voice,I wouldn't hear rude words either.
@check23 (448)
• Philippines
9 Jun 09
I'd rather become mute than blind or deaf.
• United States
9 Jun 09
i would rather be mute because sign launguage is easier to cope with then not seeing or hearing anything
@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
9 Jun 09
i wouldnt want to be deaf because i like to hear music too much. i wouldnt want to be blind because i would miss my kids growing up and miss the scenery that God has created, i think i would be ok with not talking. i have always wanted to learn sign language anyways!
@wildcat48 (779)
• United States
9 Jun 09
If i had to pick one it would be mute,everyone says i talk to much as it is,lol but i know side language.i would miss Gods pretty world if i could not see,and i would hear or see my beautiful daughters.so i say mute.my husband would a love that lol
• India
9 Jun 09
Talking is the god given gift to all human beings. In this world all the other living beings do not have this bliss. But given a choice I prefer mute. Like other friend said 'more talk more mistakes - less talk less mistakes and no talk no mistakes. Nice preferences one has to be very choosy before deciding.
• China
9 Jun 09
my parents is deaf and mute,so i can feel the life is very hard for them if i have to choose one ,the same to you ,i will choose mute, blind is so terrible,you can see nothing,all is dark. deaf is a little better than blind,i am a little deaf i hope everybody is health
@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
9 Jun 09
Like the majority here I would choose mute because reading and writing are my passions so being blind would be devastating. Music is a great escape for me so being deaf would be awful. My foot is in my mouth on a regular basis so being mute may not be so bad and anyone who has ever heard me sing would agree!
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
9 Jun 09
I think I would rather be mute. Alot of people never want to hear what I have to say anyway. If I wanted to talk, I could write it down and conversate that way. I think more people would read it.
@sharksfin (1095)
• Philippines
9 Jun 09
I don't know what circumstance will ever cause anyone to choose to be either deaf, mute or blind. But, if ever I'd get into such situation, I think I'll rather choose to be mute. People get to be in trouble with their tongue. Many, when they get angry, they get to say harsh things they don't really mean and then regret later. It's hard to control the tongue when one is overwhelmed by emotions. Personally, I regret a lot of situations where I said nasty things to people I care about. If I'd lose any sense, I'd definitely want to be mute so I can stop hurting the ones I love with my words.