Would you rather be deaf or blind? I'd rather be deaf. It would be extremely terrible not be able to see where I'm going. Though I'd hate to be deaf as well.
If you do go deaf, arildno, I'll try to drop by every now and then to give you a hug and show you the finger =)I would choose blindness.
Not being able to talk to people, hear what they say??
Going around in complete isolation from warm, rude, courteous and impudent human voices??
THAT is a nightmare..
I repeat that I have been in both conditions. I would choose blindness over deafness.I'm surprised to see that anyone would choose to be blind over deaf. It seems like being blind disallows you to do a lot more things than being deaf does.
If you watch the movie See No Evil Hear No Evil, you can tell that the blind guy was by far more disabled than the deaf guy.
I've heard that people who get vision after being blind their whole lives still can't really see in the same sense that we see. Apparently seeing things your whole life builds a database in your brain of how everything looks. Without that database, you're seeing into a world where you have no idea what you're looking at. I guess that would be like living in a Jackson Pollock painting or something, but I can't imagine what it would really be like.Once (long ago, so I don´t remember exactly) I read about a man who was born blind.
People described the visual world to him, how beautiful everything was and so on. He
growed up to maturity as blind. But one day he suddenly got eye vision - by help from surgery, medicine or something. He had expected discovering a "paradise" - but what he
saw made him depressed. He experienced the world as ugly, especially people. After some
week or so he commited suicide.