Poll: That old dillema! Blind or Deaf?

Ti0k0

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We have all thought about it once in our life, and now I ask you:

WOULD YOU RATHER BE DEAF OR BLIND?
(No, you're not born with it, what if it would happen RIGHT now, for the rest of your life)

I would rather be deaf, because you can still read and participate in society when you are deaf. But don't think of it too lightly; Deaf means you will never be able to listen to music again, and never have that much fun at festivals and concert!
 

SidingWithTheEnemy

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Deaf! You can still feel the vibration...
And people who are yelling at you don't matter that much anymore.

Still it is very very very very serious illness/genetic defect/whateverthing and I rather have some sort of tyroid cancer or something.
 

Jakub324

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Easily deaf. Blindness would be a *****, and as much I pride myself on knowing everything that happens in the house via my ears, my eyes still facilitate things like fun.
 

Something Amyss

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Ti0k0 said:
I would rather be deaf, because you can still read and participate in society when you are deaf.
And blind people are...What? Lepers?

Blind. I'm an aural learner, and aside from video games most of my hobbies have more of an aural emphasis.
 

ShindoL Shill

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deaf, because i could always just learn to read lips or hang out with people who can sign.
 

Rawne1980

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Deaf.

I could still play my games and do everything I do now if I lost my hearing. I'd be lost without my sight ... quite literally.

Music isn't important to me but being able to see is.
 

Jadak

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Easily deaf. I'm sure it would suck more than I expect and require a lot of adjusting, but it's nothing compared to the never ending nightmare that being blinded must be.
 

Blue Hero

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I'd rather be deaf. I don't trust people with the safety of my dick and 'nads. If I was blind, I'd always be walking around with my hand covering my groin.
 

Something Amyss

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TrilbyWill said:
deaf, because i could always just learn to read lips or hang out with people who can sign.
Reading Lips is actually pretty hard, especially when you have nothing aural to back it up.
 

rokkolpo

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Very very tough decision.

If blind I would miss seeing the world.
And everyone that inhabits it.
Also no more reading and all that.

If deaf, there would be no more music, not even the faintest sound.
Honestly I'd rather commit suicide than going through life without sound.

I'd go for blind, it would hurt me deeply, but I would find a way to deal with it.
...Sunglasses are awesome!
 

Ti0k0

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Zachary Amaranth said:
Ti0k0 said:
I would rather be deaf, because you can still read and participate in society when you are deaf.
And blind people are...What? Lepers?

Yeah, yeah, I had that coming :p
I decided not to go further into that, but of course blind people are not lepers. What I meant was that blind people need more adaptions to continue their normal life and will more easily become socially excluded than deaf people.
 

ShindoL Shill

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Zachary Amaranth said:
TrilbyWill said:
deaf, because i could always just learn to read lips or hang out with people who can sign.
Reading Lips is actually pretty hard, especially when you have nothing aural to back it up.
fair enough. but it would be a lot more difficult if i can't see.
 

miketehmage

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Definitely deafness. Either would suck, but I'd hate to not be able to see. It would be soul crushing. Deafness would really suck too though, especially since I'm a bassist. Ah well, you know what they say, nobody hears bass anyway.
 

lollypopalopicus

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depends on the cause of deafness because if its just damage to the three small bones in the ear i can just get surgery
 

Something Amyss

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Ti0k0 said:
Yeah, yeah, I had that coming :p
I decided not to go further into that, but of course blind people are not lepers. What I meant was that blind people need more adaptions to continue their normal life and will more easily become socially excluded than deaf people.
Not really true.

Sorry if I'm taking this a little more seriously than you, but I can chuck a stone and hit a school for the deaf. There is a HUGE deaf community here, and I bet about half would either be offended or mock you for the relative ease you ascribe to it.

And I mean no offense, it's just...I'm looking at this from a slightly less specious point of view.

TrilbyWill said:
fair enough. but it would be a lot more difficult if i can't see.
Way harder to lip read, yes.
 

C117

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Blind. Sure, not being able to see will be hard, but let me put it like this; I'm going to a university in music composition. And besides, does nobody realize just how much sound means to us? Be it a movie, a game, or real life, sound is an integral and important part of everything.

So yeah, I'd rather be blind than deaf. I'm no Beethoven.
 

galdon2004

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Deaf; Everything I enjoy requires sight, while sound is almost always optional. Wouldn't want either but i'd be much more effected by the loss of sight since i couldn't do my job, talk to my online friends, or play games, which among the three make up most of my time spent.
 

Ti0k0

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Well, since most people are no doubt going to say deaf... I'm gonna say blind. I'll get around, and increase my other sense to super human levels in the mean time. Every blind person I meant is essentially a secret super hero that can taste, hear, smell and feel things as if they were bitten by a radioactive thing.
 

Soviet Steve

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Deaf. I already suffer from aspergers syndrome. It'd suck but if I got blind I'd be unable to do just about anything I would like to. I'd commit suicide within the first week.
 

OmniscientOstrich

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Deaf. While I'd certainly miss having music in my life, I still think life would be much easier and enjoyable having sight.