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Thread: blind vs. deaf

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    blind vs. deaf

    i would probably go for being blind.

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    Are you using that lubriderm again?

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    Deaf, I'd rather see my girlfriend than hear her
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    Are you using that lubriderm again?
    how dare you?

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    Well you mentioned that you'll be going blind soon so I assumed the obvious.

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    aha! i never thought of that.

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    Wouldn't want to be either, but as someone once said

    Blind Person = Its better to walk with a friend in the dark, than to walk alone in the light.
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    Originally posted by 4 Degrees
    Deaf, I'd rather see my girlfriend than hear her
    hahaahaha thats a good one, i almost spit my drink out

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    lol

    Well, it's both funny and true
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    How are you defining this?

    Just saying that you're Blind is a very vague or general term, it's not quite as simple as you might think. It's definetely not just black and white i can tell you.

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    deef ofcourse.

    my mother teaches students who are deef, she is sign language teacher.

    i even know how to speak to deef people using sign language (by hand) its amazing how they communicate with each others
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    deaf of course!
    are you kidding wheres the dilemma here?

    you can get by fine without hearing, but being blind...
    I really feel for those people, I can't even imagine how it must be like.

    not black and white... not even black. just nothing. (spooks me out)
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    how would you read WHT if you were blind???

    I'd chose to be deaf (like Beethovan )

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    I rather not be either. I think I'm fine with both abilities to see and hear.

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    I would definitely rather be deaf than blind. As much as I love music, I wouldn't stand not being able to see the beautiful female specie.

    Also, being deaf does not necessarily mean no communication, as instant messenger services would be the solution to that.

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    instant messenger + sign language.

    also some people who been deef old they can read the lips and speak normally.

    well not normally lil high volume
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    mute. i dont like talking anyway .. im a typing person.


    of those ... deaf. i could even get soem $$ as id sell my ipod
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    Sorry I can't vote.
    I am already deaf person, I find this thread is really stupid.

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    Oh the misconceptions, how wrong many of you are. time for some of you to be brought up to speed.

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    I [Critic/ther person who is behind this user] am a registered blind person here in Britain. I have been like it since 2001.

    I use the Internet daily, go out, wnet shopping in Central London today actually[Oxford Street for those of you that know], i can commute around etc

    Also for thsoe of you making this choice if you select Blindness for wich i have personal and current experience you do have to take duration and stem cells into account quite a bit in my opinion.

    Now what do some of you think about us visually impared folk or being one i should say.

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    Wow, not to knock you in any way.

    but the expression goes "he who hears all knows all"
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    My mum is deaf and she gets by just fine. She's able to do nearly everything hearing people can do and she understands every tv program she watches whether it'd be with or without subtitles.

    I'd rather go with being deaf 100% no doubt.

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    the thing about being blind as opposed to deaf...

    it's very easy to be humiliated because someone walked in on you doing something questionable, because you didn't hear them coming.

    With being able to see... there are limits to sight, if you train your ears well enough, you could very easily hear someone coming from up to 800 feet away.

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    Whoops, double posted with WHT being so slow it might be as well be in reverse. Please delete, thanks.

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    Something that i feel you lot need to know is that the majority of registered blind people can see to some extent, it is all about how much.

    It's to do with your field of vision and how well you can see lights and a few other factors as to how they determine your place in a criteria of sorts.

    I watch TV, granted i have to sit nearly on top of the set and it is a projector screen that is bigger than my chimney breast but it is good enough, details and quick movements can be a pain but you live with it. Oh and just like with the net you need serious magnification for reading but your quality of life isn't anywhere nearas bad as you would think or others in far worse situations i'm sure.

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    If a deaf/bind people reading this thread, I am for sure they will find this thread very offensive.

    I have pretty good deaf awareness, I still socialise with deaf and hearing world.

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    I am hearing impaired. I don't find this offensive. I vote I would rather be deaf than blind. There are much more worst thing out there in the world than being blind or deaf.

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    yes, things can always be worse.
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    I'd rather go deaf, hands down.

    I think being blind would be a lot worse then being deaf.

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    Re: blind vs. deaf

    Originally posted by ub3r
    i would probably go for being blind.
    According to the poll, you're on your own.

    I'm curious though, why would you rather be blind?

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    "he who cannot see, cannot lead"
    I have no clue where I got that from.
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    Does "Selective hearing" count as deaf?
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    To some ! Haha, thats absolutely funny!
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    Originally posted by benoitb
    "he who cannot see, cannot lead"
    I have no clue where I got that from.
    You either did not read my post or don't know but most "blind" people can see, it all depends how much. Not to mention that probably in the next 10-20 years stem cell research and procedures will allow some or many visual and neurological conditions to be treated.

    I can see where DarkTwist is coming from, [Believe me, that doesn't happen often or ever from what i can recall] this could be seen as offensive by some, especially the relatives of those who might have just become that way or the new vicitms themselves.

    They're quite likely to think that it really isn't all that funny but of course if you aren't disabled you won't know how you would react.

    Now and then i've wanted others to wear some glasses or a bit of blocked or coloured that takes away their vision so they know what it is like to live a day or a week like it.

    I posted in this thread at the beginning to tell you or remind you of something about visually impaired people but part of me does wonder, what next? What disease would you rather have or something, there does appear to the apetite for it. I think it is good that people can discuss these issues as long as it is doe in the right way and they know facts.

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    I'm curious though, why would you rather be blind?
    the thing about being blind as opposed to deaf...

    it's very easy to be humiliated because someone walked in on you doing something questionable, because you didn't hear them coming.

    With being able to see... there are limits to sight, if you train your ears well enough, you could very easily hear someone coming from up to 800 feet away.

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    I think sight is one of the greatest gifts. I wouldnt like to be blind still. You can train your ears but you still miss out on many things. Even children... to see what your own look like etc...

    Does "Selective hearing" count as deaf?
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    I'd have to say deaf, and I'm one that has fallen into the Selective Hearing, it drives everyone crazy because I will tune out people that I don't want to talk to at that moment or hear from them. It works quite well whilst reading.

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