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Postby Skye1013 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:55 am

If you had to choose between being blind or being deaf, which would you choose and why?

Edit: No offense intended to anyone that may be blind or deaf.
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Re: Random Pondering

Postby Magnilda » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:30 am

Deaf.

If I'm deaf I can still watch movies and play WoW, and most importantly use my computer as I did before.
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Re: Random Pondering

Postby Alanshue » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:41 am

Blind for sure. Then I could continue to listen to and play music.
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Re: Random Pondering

Postby Passionario » Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:39 am

Deaf, since the modern age is extremely vision-oriented.
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Re: Random Pondering

Postby Skye1013 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:31 am

While the loss of ability to be visually stimulated via video games and movies is a big one, I think I would have more difficulty keeping a positive attitude without sounds.

And the ability to play the video games/work on a computer/etc. is still there. It just requires more effort to become good at them.

So I personally would prefer to be blind.
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Re: Random Pondering

Postby Candiru » Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:57 am

No contest, I would definitely choose deaf. Obviously I would rather neither, but being able to write computer code / go running, swimming or shooting would be practically impossible while blind.
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Re: Random Pondering

Postby Blackharon » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:03 am

I'm surprised that people are choosing blind actually. As Passionario said, this is a very vision-orientated society we live in.

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Re: Random Pondering

Postby Skye1013 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:08 am

Candiru wrote:No contest, I would definitely choose deaf. Obviously I would rather neither, but being able to write computer code / go running, swimming or shooting would be practically impossible while blind.

Not to argue your choice, but here are some things to ponder about your reasons.

Nothing is impossible while blind, some things aren't necessarily a good idea (shooting/driving/flying) but aren't impossible. And writing computer code is definitely possible, albeit probably slower initially.

An article I recently read mentions computer programming as part of a list of "blind people jobs." I say that in quotes because there truly isn't a finite list of jobs that a blind person is capable of handling as long as they are willing to get creative and put some effort into it. If anyone is interested in reading it:

http://www.nfb.org/images/nfb/Publications/fr/fr7/Issue3/f070307.html
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Re: Random Pondering

Postby Aubade » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:38 am

Living with deaf parents my entire life and speaking fluent sign language, I'm gonna go ahead and put my vote on Deaf.

While losing music and the ability to hear things sucks, I just don't know if I could live without staring down random womenfolk's shirts for the rest of my life. (Don't lie, everyone sneaks a peek.)
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Re: Random Pondering

Postby Nikachelle » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:44 am

Deaf for sure. I like my vision way too much.
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Re: Random Pondering

Postby Aubade » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:47 am

Yep, can't give up looking at the fine boobies and CBH.
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Re: Random Pondering

Postby Nikachelle » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:49 am

Aubade wrote:Yep, can't give up looking at the fine boobies and CBH.

This is going to sound totally cheeseball, so I'll apologize in advance for being female, but I was just thinking about how I would feel if I couldn't see my husband's face anymore and it made me really sad inside.
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Re: Random Pondering

Postby Aubade » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:53 am

Nikachelle wrote:
Aubade wrote:Yep, can't give up looking at the fine boobies and CBH.

This is going to sound totally cheeseball, so I'll apologize in advance for being female, but I was just thinking about how I would feel if I couldn't see my husband's face anymore and it made me really sad inside.



Mmm, If I had a significant other, I'd agree! And yeah, pretty cheeseball status there.

But you have to admit, the curves. You can't see them? <Life fail mode?=true>
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Re: Random Pondering

Postby Nikachelle » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:54 am

Aubade wrote:
Nikachelle wrote:
Aubade wrote:Yep, can't give up looking at the fine boobies and CBH.

This is going to sound totally cheeseball, so I'll apologize in advance for being female, but I was just thinking about how I would feel if I couldn't see my husband's face anymore and it made me really sad inside.



Mmm, If I had a significant other, I'd agree! And yeah, pretty cheeseball status there.

But you have to admit, the curves. You can't see them? <Life fail mode?=true>

Well he's kinda man-shaped, so he has angles more than he has curves.
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Re: Random Pondering

Postby Aubade » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:56 am

Nikachelle wrote:Well he's kinda man-shaped, so he has angles more than he has curves.



/facepalm

What I'm saying here.

Is tell me in a straight e-face, that you wouldn't be sad if you never got to glance at another nice pair of CBH and I will not believe you.
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