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    Then again, I wouldn't want to lose my sight either, because then I couldn't read. I choose losing my sense of smell/taste, alright? I wouldn't miss that at all...

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    "blindness cuts you off from things, but deafness cuts you off from people." -- Helen Keller

    Having said that, though, I would still much prefer to be deaf. The thought of being blind scares me, because it would limit what I can actually do (drive, explore new places). Being deaf actually doesn't scare me at all, because I know a fair amount of sign language, and I used to hang with a circle of Deaf friends. My friends would change, because I'd be more into Deaf culture, but I'd still communicate with others online, so no big deal to me.

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    New One: What would you give up first?

    Your intelligence, your looks, or your memories?

    I would give up my looks.

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    Aww, Anna... Tried to change the subject before I got here.

    Regarding what to give up first...

    I am blind -- not completely dark, and I can see shapes and light and have some peripheral view. You get used to it. What I miss most are faces, and facial expressions. You can read by listening to talking books. I get by just fine on my computer with enhanced software. I couldn't imagine not being able to feel or hear. Someone's voice, music, a touch, a kiss... couldn't imagine not having that.

    okay, onto the other "sacrifices".

    I'd give up my pride first,
    and I'd give up my looks (to Anna's questions"
    "Among the blind, the squinter rules." ~ Gerard Didier Erasmus

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    I definitely think my memories would be the most difficult to give up.

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    I qwould give up my sense of feeling, It's better not to have it at times.
    In these times of Greatness, what is better than being a Bostonian? Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics (NO. 5anyone?) and I'll even give props to the Black N Gold!!!

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    Ditto... with all the advances in cosmetic surgery, I will never have to give up my looks...

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    Looks will always be available, I would like to give up my hearing once in a while blah blah blah!!!!!!
    In these times of Greatness, what is better than being a Bostonian? Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics (NO. 5anyone?) and I'll even give props to the Black N Gold!!!

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    Pride, certainly. Its the easiest to do without, and the least painful.

    People remember when you lose integrity or compassion, but everyone understands losing pride, and has 'been there'
    "The purpose of the new capitalism is to shoot the wounded." ~ Andy Grove, Chairman, Intel Corporation

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliasmq
    I qwould give up my sense of feeling, It's better not to have it at times.

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