If you had to lose one of these senses, which would you least miss?
Which would you most miss?
To make up for the lost sense, which sense would you like to heighten the most?
4. smell and taste
(I'll lump smell and taste together because they are intimately linked.)
If I had to lose one of those senses, I imagine I would least miss 1. sight.
I would most miss 2. my hearing. I'd find it very painful to live without music.
I would heighten 3. my sense of touch to compensate for the loss of 1. sight. Ideally, if I could, I would pull my auditory and tactile senses all the way up until they met at a sort of intensified climax. -_-b
But I love my sight. I don't want to lose it... oh well. at least I'm not losing my hearing.
If I absolutely had to lose something, I would least miss sight because I feel that the choice would then be made for me, to really focus on music and not dabble around in everything under the sun, spreading myself around. :( But I'd really terribly miss not being able to see the faces of my loved ones, not being able to read books or jot down ideas and so on. I suppose my memory would grow more, though...
A friend of mine said he would prefer to be partially blind than partially deaf (he's partially hearing damaged). He imagines life would be less hungry if he lost his hearing but retained his vision, but life would be happier if he lost his vision and retained his hearing.
This seems like a potentially very politically incorrect question to pose... but one of my idols as a child was Helen Keller, and I used to always imagine what it must feel like to be deprived of my senses. I'm insanely sensuous (for lack of a better word) even though I'm a very obvious N - intolerably so, if I must say so myself.. -_- so these things interest me.
Just wondering how y'all feel.