If you had to rank from 1 - 5, which one of your 5 senses would you least want to lose?

Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by DLX, May 16, 2018.

  1. DLX

    DLX Bloodstained white belt

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2010
    Messages:
    8,659
    Likes Received:
    8,059
    Location:
    Enjoying my athleticism and explosiveness
    5. Smell - I don't think I'd lose much sleep if I lost my sense of smell.

    4. Taste - I'd miss enjoying food I like, but on the plus side I'd probably be a lot more enticed to eat more healthy foods, since the negatives of eating them are now gone. So in a way, it could actually be a blessing.

    3. Hearing - Being deaf is major, but I could adjust to life without hearing. And aside from having a weird lisp, you could essentially accomplish most if not anything a normal person with all 5 senses could accomplish. Plus depending on the type of deafness I have, I could just get a hearing aid and eliminate the disability all together.

    2. Feeling - I'd imagine it'd be difficult adjusting to life being completely numb. It'd be tough to develop your motor skills, and you're sense of caution is hampered.

    1. Sight - Sight would be a demonstrably major thing for me, and there would be an unquantifiable amount of things you lose out on. Tbh, I'd rather lose the rest of my other 4 senses, then be blind.

    What would be your ranks?
     
    Cuzcatlan and biscuitsbrah like this.
  2. Staph infection

    Staph infection Conor bless

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2013
    Messages:
    1,377
    Likes Received:
    2,472
    Sight
     
    4daLuLZ likes this.
  3. Ikuza

    Ikuza Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2011
    Messages:
    2,514
    Likes Received:
    3,144
    Sight is at the top of the list. Taste is at the bottom. I would be healthy as fuck without a sense of taste.
     
    kahiljabroni and DLX like this.
  4. biscuitsbrah

    biscuitsbrah Black Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2013
    Messages:
    6,671
    Likes Received:
    2,345
    Inb4 “but without smell you can’t taste”
     
    DLX likes this.
  5. HI SCOTT NEWMAN

    HI SCOTT NEWMAN Steel Belt Cat ✔

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2008
    Messages:
    31,962
    Likes Received:
    47,766
    Location:
    Wichita, Kansas, USA
    Probably smell. The worst would be losing your sight, I can't even imagine it.
     
    4daLuLZ likes this.
  6. Skylako

    Skylako Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2014
    Messages:
    4,678
    Likes Received:
    9,177
    Location:
    In a small town full of people that hate me
    same order as you TS
     
  7. Phlog

    Phlog Dad Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2012
    Messages:
    9,386
    Likes Received:
    6,395
    Loss of senses all have a suicide rate attached.

    The sense that people lose who are most likely to kill themselves is smell.

    Science says almost revereverse your order:

    5 hearing
    4 sight
    3 feeling
    2 taste
    1 smell

    Taste and smell are partly the same sense. What people don't realise is the importance that smell and touch are to our experience. They're processed at a deeper level of consciousness and their loss is profoundly depressing. Ear plugs or lights off at night can simulate sight and hearing loss and whilst they are inconvenient, they don't effect your feeling of being in the world much.
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2018
    tonysmasseuse and biscuitsbrah like this.
  8. Nameless Ghoul

    Nameless Ghoul Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2014
    Messages:
    4,288
    Likes Received:
    3,543
    I feel like hearing would be most devastating to lose. It's close with sight, and I'm not sure what I would do ,if anything for employment being blind? Take the job out of the equation and I can still hear music,sports and have conversations? Adjusting now to sign language and a silent world? I could do it, but it would be extremely difficult.
     
  9. Fedorgasm

    Fedorgasm Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2008
    Messages:
    10,085
    Likes Received:
    9,126
    I'm torn between sight and touch.

    Sight is obviously important, but without touch, you couldn't have sex, and even if you could, what would be the point?

    Also, you probably couldn't walk right because you can't feel the pressure of your feet against the ground enough to make those tiny adjustments that keep you up right.

    Small things would become insanely difficult. You couldn't feel the gas or brake pedal so driving would be out of the question.

    Typing, or pushing any buttons, or other menial tasks couldn't be done well if at all.
     
    biscuitsbrah and DLX like this.
  10. CodeBreaker

    CodeBreaker Beltless

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2017
    Messages:
    859
    Likes Received:
    686
    Sight the most important
     
  11. ralphc1

    ralphc1 Steel Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2009
    Messages:
    25,659
    Likes Received:
    14,843
    Same order. Without sight, I couldn't see these.
    [​IMG]
     
    DLX likes this.
  12. Damien Karras

    Damien Karras Mirabile dichtu, don't you agree?

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2006
    Messages:
    10,374
    Likes Received:
    3,654
    Location:
    Montreal
    I've only ever lost taste for a week or so at a time after each chemo treatment and it sucked royally. I was always looking forward to getting it back so I can get some dopamine rushes after a week of just feeling shitty.

    That said, I think being blind would be the worst. I think being born blind isn't as bad as having to adjust after being able to see. The most difficult part of adjusting after going blind for me would be to not be able to see my wife and kids' faces.
     
    DLX likes this.
  13. jojoRed

    jojoRed Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2017
    Messages:
    2,933
    Likes Received:
    15,087
    Location:
    Write my curses in cursive
    Is that Seth Macfarlane with a boob job?

    [​IMG]
     
  14. DLX

    DLX Bloodstained white belt

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2010
    Messages:
    8,659
    Likes Received:
    8,059
    Location:
    Enjoying my athleticism and explosiveness
    You know you could also just learn to lip read, since most people don't know sign language.
     

Share This Page