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If you had to live without one sense, which would it be?

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  1. Sight/Seeing

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  2. Sound/Hearing

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  3. Taste

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  4. Smell

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    If you had to live without one sense, which would it be?

    Explain why.


     
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    Taste, no doubt.
     
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    Sound/hearing.
     
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    Come on now . . . explain . . . . :m182:
     
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    If I had to live without one of those senses, that would be alright with me.

    No choice? Why not? I would rather have four than none and would learn to adapt with whichever was withheld from me should that ever happen and make the best of it.
     
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    Okay, Restraint.

    My explanation:

    I know and have better experience what is life without sound? Not much difference.(you know my left ear doesn't work fully, somewhat 75%)

    sight, smell, touch and taste can be used as hearing organ. Just imagine life without sound practically, you will get this point, i guess. :)
     
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    smell, seems like the least used/useful for me.
     
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    Ah yes, that makes good sense.
     
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    Voted taste, but actually had a hard time deciding between taste and smell. At first I thought that I use the sense of smell less frequently than sense of taste, and maybe it is that way, but then remembered the smell of magnolias in my street that I smelled this morning, or the smell of grass after the rain, and concluded that I'd rather vote for the taste.
     
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    *sob* i want to be a chef, i need all of my senses to do my job competently. That's what I like about cooking, it engages all of your senses at once. Touch, I suppose. But that's purely because of my mindset right now. Normally, I'd probably say sight though I would miss it most ardently.
     
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    I was just thinking about this the other day and I concluded that I would go without taste. If I voted smell then my sense of taste would probably be drastically reduced, so I figured taste would probably be best to go without.
     
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    If I had to live without one sense, I would choose smell because I can't live without taste (being half Italian). Also I'm a visual learner so being blind would be difficult for me. I love music far too much to live without hearing and well...touch...no need to explain this one.:m066:
     
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    Taste. That's a sense that operates within a smaller niche of experiences, ie, food and drink, and may limit some certain experimentation in the sciences, but that's about it.
     
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    Common........mama always says stupid is as stupid does! :m075:
     
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    I love all my senses but I guess under extreme circumstances I can live without the smell. Too bad lack of smell will affect directly the taste of the food/drink. But oh well, I definitely need my sight, touch, sound and taste.
     
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    I chose sight. I like hearing music, and listening. If I could not hear, I would feel left out even if I could see. So, I'd rather hear than see. I can still listen to music, lectures, tv, discussions, share thoughts, ideas. But I would miss writing - not being able to see what I'm writing on a screen, which means I wouldn't be able to communicate with anyone online as intensely. So, reluctantly I choose sight.
     
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    Taste, no doubt.

    Sight/seeing is just so important for getting around and seeing things (obviously) It's the major sense that humans use.

    I'm a musician, so I need my hearing.

    Smell is not a lot better than taste but smell is used a lot for safety purposes (You smell gas, you leave right?)

    Living without touch is an almost unfathomable condition. Most people who don't have a sense of touch tend to die from self inflicted wounds they just...never noticed.
     
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    Taste, I would give up, hands down.

    Without sight, I would be forever paranoid; I think sight is the sense I would be most concerned about losing. Next most important is sound. Too much silence could drive a person mad. Or me, at least. I'd also constantly be looking over my shoulder without a sense of hearing.

    Smell and touch are pretty important, too, but I hardly get as much pleasure out of taste as I do out of the others. It would probably be helpful for maintaining my figure in the future, anyway. (Vain? Shrug.)

    Random "fun" (?) fact: My father has no sense of smell and, consequentially, hardly any taste. He can tell when things are sweet, bitter, salty, or spicy, but that's about it. I sporadically worry that I will lose my sense of smell, as well. It happened to him all of a sudden; one day, he woke up and simply couldn't smell anymore.

    To tell you the truth, the reason I would want to save my smell... I thought about if I ever fell in love. I would want to know the smell of the person I loved. I also quite like the smell of certain lemon desserts.
     
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