Oh, Sense Less One
One thing I dislike about daylight savings time is having to drive home from work in the dark. Reason being: I can’t see. I can’t count the number of times I have driven on the curb thinking it was a driveway or completely missing my turn altogether because I could not find the driveway.1
If I have to drive at night, with people in the car, in between conversation I work in the occasional “I can’t see” or “I hope nobody steps out in front of the car” or “It sure is dark”, just so they know my last words.
I’m a great driver but sometimes I have to rely on my hearing to guide my way, or listen out for screams when I’m temporarily unable to see. This got me to thinking would I rather be blind or deaf. If I had to lose one of these two senses, which one could I live without? As much as I LOVE music, I would have to give up my hearing because I could still be independent and deaf.
Several years ago, I took a course in ASL (American Sign Language) I never completed, but I’m still a quick finger speller and would have no problem communicating as a deaf person. If however, I lost my sight….well I get lost with the lights on. I would not be able to cope as well.
Out of curiosity which one would you choose? Would you rather be blind or deaf and why?
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