# What is your eyesight worth?

## What would you give up your eyesight for?

25 vote(s)
71.4%

1 vote(s)
2.9%

4 vote(s)
11.4%
4. ### some higher amount

5 vote(s)
14.3%
1. Jun 19, 2006

### 0TheSwerve0

Would you give up your eyesight (permanently) for a billion dollars? A million?

2. Jun 19, 2006

### Staff: Mentor

The last guy I dated was blind in one eye. I would have never known if he hadn't told me. When you have only one eye left, that eye becomes very precious.

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3. Jun 19, 2006

### wolram

What ever thoughts did you have when you posted this ?

4. Jun 19, 2006

### Cyrus

If I went blind, I'd kill myself. (Not being cute, in all seriousness, I would)

I could manage being deaf, but blind.....no.

5. Jun 19, 2006

### loseyourname

Staff Emeritus
I guess I'm the only one to answer positively. I'd gladly go blind for a billion dollars. Gordon Gund lives a better life than I.

6. Jun 19, 2006

### rcgldr

Here's a similar example, be careful what you wish for:

redsox.wmv

7. Jun 19, 2006

### wolram

OWWWch, i nearly droped my lap top, the thought of it sends me cock eyed.

8. Jun 19, 2006

### silkworm

If I had no vision I would cease to have any memory whatsoever and a very decreased level of ability to learn and be productive. I'd much rather be confined to a wheelchair or a bubble than to be blind, I just don't think I'd adjust well. I'm very dependent on my vision.

9. Jun 19, 2006

### Astronuc

Staff Emeritus
I would not voluntarily give up my sight for any amount of money.

If I went blind, I'd make do somehow.

10. Jun 19, 2006

### Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
Those are my sentiments as well.

11. Jun 19, 2006

### Tzemach

There are many things that are worth much more than money, and most of them we get for free. Life, health, sight and even love (the stuff you buy isn't really love) we should be thankful for these gifts and not worry about money. If we lose one of them most of us would willingly part with all our money to get it back.

12. Jun 19, 2006

### heartless

I wonder how people voting for at least billion of dollars imagine their life without a sight. Even if you have all of this you cannot enjoy your money because you're blind, and things you want for money you usually don't have require an eyesight.

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13. Jun 19, 2006

### mattmns

At this point in my life, no amount of money would suffice. However, I voted for "some higher amount" (not seeing the first option )

14. Jun 19, 2006

### moose

If it was a matter of my family starving and living on the streets, then that would be a different matter....

*talking in future tense*

15. Jun 19, 2006

### 0TheSwerve0

Can't remember, I was watching tv when I thought of it. I asked LYN if he would give up his eyesight for a billion dollars and he basically said hells yes. I was pretty surprised and couldn't accept the arguments he was making for it, so I decided to start a poll to see if it was me that was the crazy one. As usual, it wasn't

16. Jun 20, 2006

### BobG

Wow, some surprising results. The overwhelming majority would give their eyesight up for free.

I picked some higher amount, since it came the closest to reflecting how I'd feel about losing my eyesight.

17. Jun 20, 2006

### Mk

Thank you so much! I will be glad to ignore that link.

Some stuff on the internet you don't want to see. Seriously, it has a negative impact on the rest of your day.

18. Jun 20, 2006

### loseyourname

Staff Emeritus
I really wonder why people think life as a blind person would be so terrible. Gordon Gund might be the only blind billionaire, but there are others that have plenty of money, and others that have no money, that have lives just as fulfilling and rich as my own. It isn't my eyesight that makes me a happy person.

19. Jun 20, 2006

### Staff: Mentor

Heh.

:grumpy:

20. Jun 20, 2006

### scott1

100,000,000,000.17$$\frac{1}{2}$$

21. Jun 21, 2006

### rcgldr

Oh come on MK, if you're a true fan of team, what's the problem of a little inconvenience to see them win?

22. Jun 21, 2006

### ndnbolla

I know the poll is over but I would have gone with 1 billion or even more dollars.

If you really think about it, a difference can be made in the world with a billion dollars. Think of the possibilites that this money could be invested in to actually help the rest of the world whether it would be towards getting kids in poverty with potential to get into MIT into MIT or just investing in a research to cure AIDs. Who knows, maybe that kid in poverty could develop the cure for aids?

Being blind isn't as bad as you think (but how would I know?). I still have my other four senses. The only bad thing I can think of is not being able to know if you had a roach in you lunch or not. (Taken from Seinfeld. )

Maybe I have gone into this a little too deep, otherwise this is probably Fox's next premesis for a reality show. :)

Edit: NM I guess the poll isn't over, I just needed to log in.

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23. Jun 21, 2006

### JamesU

I meant to choose billion, not million BTW