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If you had to deny yourself one of your senses... Which one would it be? 

2,335 deviants said Smelling/tasting (belongs together)
929 deviants said Feeling
402 deviants said Vision
360 deviants said Listening

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VaguelyCreepy Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Touch. Specifically in my right hand, because that's what I'd use to punch whoever was doing this to me until they game me my senses back.

To put this answer in terms of the poll, I can't choose because I value all of them so highly that I'd do almost anything to get them back.
GameMasterKyro Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Smelling and tasting certainly DO NOT go together. I can't smell, but I can still taste!
RoseTheCow13 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
my vision is already bad so why not.
midnights0lace Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I misread the question. :( So I answered "Listening" but that's the one I would LEAST want to lose. To appropriately answer your actual question, sight. :)
AyumiSpender Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Would've picked Smelling/Tasting, but I rather not feel.
Goppie77 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Same here
narcyzus Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what if i have no emotion?? i really like to deny my feelings.. :D
narcyzus Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh right the sense of feeling.. my bad i thought it was emotion.. oh well i really like to deny it also.. at least i dont feel any pain if i get hurt.. but it is vital..
Darklight-phoenix Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student General Artist
This is a tough one, cus I also enjoy cooking, as well as watching movies, reading books and listening to that leaves feeling due to elimination
FrostBiteGailes Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
feeling :iconshameplz:
mynameisducky Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Listening because without my sight I couldn't draw D:
Kawaii-Nai Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
A very tough question. I am unable to choose. :-(
salim594 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
hard to choose i need them all
afker777 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
I didn't pick any of those... I just couldn't live without one of those senses... I love art and music. Taste of food. Emotions that beautiful art and wonderful music makes me feel. I would fight to the last breath for any of those. If I was born without one, then I wouldn't mind cause I wouldn't know better.
HeroPrinnyDood Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Smell and taste. Smell because of putrid smells and taste because of well, lots of things.

:chew: :bounce:
VampireFoxHL Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well... smell and taste are strong links to memories... but, out of all of them, if I had to lose one, it'd be them. I love to eat and smell, but without them, I think I could tolerate it without too much difficulty.

-The others I feel I would die without, though. The wind on your face, sand between your toes, water, fur... I love that too much. And lets face it... sex would be no fun at all without it.
-Sight, I need that to view all the wonderful inspiring things. I draw, I love color, sight is essential to me.
-Hearing. I would have a very hard time getting over never being able to hear again. I'm getting depressed just thinking about it... plus, it and sight are pretty important regarding survival.

Here's my wall of text... sorry... got carried away. ^\\\^
stolensunsets Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If you got rid of your sense of touch you would die.
Radarker Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hm, i think it would be vision. Thanks to the vision, we can relate the smell of something to a picture of that something in our head, same goes for noises (most of them) and the ability to feel things like objects.

So, i choose vision because i'd like to know what a the mind comes up with for every thing you hear, touch or smell or even taste. The only "problem" i have with my answer is that i don't know if the denial of the vision would also mean to forget what i once saw.

Anyway, i like the idea of stting somewhere, and just imagining the things that happen around me orientating myself only by what i hear, smell or maybe feel.
ArcticFox017 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I picked smell/taste simply because it's the easiest one to live without. Then again, I've got barely any sense of smell anyway, thanks to my chronic sinusitis. But it would really be a shame to be unable to get the flavour of your favourite food, wouldn't it?
Yosumi-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DeadDollsSociety Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
F..k. No. Um. Feeling.
gruuvvi Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
How can people say they would deny feeling? You can easily die without feeling, froze, burn, bleed... And I think it's one of those precious little things, when you feel the sun on your skin <3 But, if they'd like to lose their sense of feeling, that's their own choice :D I just think it's odd...
DeadDollsSociety Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Personally, being able to listen to music or to hear the tones in people's voices, see the world and people, smelling all scents of the world and tasting the crap I eat means a lot more than feeling things. I'd miss the feel of other people's warmth and touch as well as the feel of water on skin, but I'd be willing to lose that in exchange for keeping the others, which are much more important to my happiness.

Not to mention, much more common in terms of frequency of pleasurable experiences. I know I like my chair, but not enough to give up music, food or sceneries.
gruuvvi Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That I understand but what I meant, was that you easily die without the sense of feeling (or how you should say that... :D)
So that is why I wouldn't happily lose it C:
DeadDollsSociety Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There are many people who lack the sense, and while they do get injured sometimes, like when they lean onto a hot stove without realising it's hot, dying isn't all that common. When a sense dies, other senses become more keen, which also helps you to survive.
gruuvvi Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Well... That's true :D but still I wouldn't want to lose it (:
DeadDollsSociety Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Me neither, lmao!
ArcticFox017 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Argh. Forgot the pros and cons.

Pros: good flavours and fragrances
Cons: horrible flavours and stenches

Pros: Warmth, tickling, ability to feel the world
Cons: Pain, Hot/cold, itching

Pros: sight, colour, beauty
Cons: Inability to look directly at the sun (couldn't think of anything)

Pros: music, talking
Cons: unpleasant sounds such as: nails-on-blackboard, feedback

Personally, I choose smell/taste because you couldn't live without feeling, and vision and hearing have many more pros than cons, so basically, the least important goes. Even so, I'd prefer not to lose any.
Fools-Errand Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
I would rather be without my hearing, I'm half deaf in real life, why deprive myself of the things I do have.
rodrigoayam Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
It wouldnīt be a big loss , not smelling anymore cause, I thing, nowadays we donīt use it very much, but losing tasting I would suffer a lot. But, after all, comparing to the other senses it should be a small thing. I canīt imagine myself not listening to music, admiring a beautiful landscape, or even not feeling the touch of other people, etc.
PastryPuffs Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Smelling/tasting so I never be crazy about eating junk foods bowo
Clockwork-Condor Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
I'd have to give up smell/taste.
I love being able to see and hear, and I'd lose everything I enjoy; and on top of that, I'm a clutz when I can see and hear, without either, I'd probably end up in the hospital by running into something and breaking everything. Feeling is very important, and really isn't something you can easily live without. You could get a fatal injury and not know, a severe burn and not realize it, you could even not notice any internal pain or early warning signs of serious internal problems until they're really bad. Not only that, but you'd lose the cool sense of texture you get from other objects and whatnot, you'd never be able to feel your pet's fur, or feathers, or even notice a pat on the back or a playful punch. And it's very hard to describe a texture or what something feels like, like pain if you don't know. You could easily drop/forget things. I really wouldn't like that; I pat my pockets down to make sure I have everything before I leave for work and stuff, and I'd have to actually empty them to check without the sense of touch. The only good side I could see to not having a sense of touch would be very sick jokes or freaking out a mugger. Someone stabs you, and you just kinda look at them all like, "What the fuck man, this was a new shirt."

In the world we live in, the sense of taste/smell isn't something we necessarily need. Compared to the others anyway. Yes, it could be a fire hazard, but in the same way you couldn't smell it while you're awake, you might sleep through it even if you could smell it. Without taste, I'd be less picky with my food, and smell, less picky with jobs. The main problem I'd see is societal issues. You'd never know if you smelled bad or not, or if the dog rolled in something gross that you can smell but not see. Oh, and you wouldn't know if there was a gas leak or anything, which could be a problem. But this is the sense I'd choose to lose if I had to. While I like to smell and taste things, my life revolves around seeing things and I can't imagine life without hearing or music. Feeling is more crucial than anything to survival as you'd need supervision without it since you could easily injure yourself.
TeamRealtreeAC Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeahhh i cant give up my hearing cause i need that for listening to skrillex and three days grace.... :3
Rainwolfy Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It would really suck to lose any of your senses, but I would choose smell and taste. If you lose taste, then candy will be worthless (which is good because then you won't get cavities :la:). Smelling isn't really a big part of my life. I could block out my nose for a whole day and wouldn't care.
TheDrawingAlchemist Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student General Artist
I would rather not loose any of the senses. Losing eyesight, I wouldn't be able to draw anymore and I couldn't possibly imagine my life without music and noise and the voices of the people I care about. I can say I could probably cope better with the loss of the feeling, but that's only because I don't really know what it means not to be able to feel the warmth of hugs or the feeling of raindrops. The same goes for the two senses I mentioned about as well as about the taste. I can't really make a choice. But I do admire greatly those who are deprived of any of these senses and yet still smile. [link]
Mirrixor Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
We gained al these senses, because we need all of them. For me, it seems to be horrible to lose one off them. It is not that I could easily see "owh, I think the least usefull of them is this or that." If you would lose one, or two, or all (X,X) of your senses in reality, that is just how it is, you can't change that. But I won't choose one of them, even though it is just to know what people think they would miss the least.
But it is interesting to see what people say they will give up if they really should give up one.
Gris-is-an-Ice-Bird Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am already losing my hearing due to the trumpets on my band... :/ So hearing.
AngelofNightmareRelm Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student General Artist
I'd rather not loose any, I am a being filled with lots of things. I love the smell and taste of good food, feeling the warmth of a loved one, hear the sounds of joy and music, all of these inspire me to do my art which create feeling and without feeling I don't think one deserves to be called an artist let alone human.
BAC-of-all-trades Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
I can't smell correctly since I got my nose cauterized when I was 13. For a while I couldn't smell at all, then after 16 or so I could smell again but everything was all mixed up. For example when someone would cook hamburgers, all I could smell is rotten fish. It comes and goes now, but it was not a pleasant period of life for me. The worst was the girls in my high school who wore perfume, it just made my nose burn and my eyes water.
hanazaki462anime Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm going to be blind anyways, why not? Vision.
CreatingChaos Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'd give up vision, as someone visual, i'd like to see what it's like to be denied what i rely upon most
DashingDesign Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I LOVE music... and singing... feeling is definitely out for obvious reasons... I could lose a lot of weight if taste didn't matter! hahaha!
uchuubranko Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm afraid I can't answer to this pool. :no:
I need vision to think, listening to be inspired, feeling to create, smelling/tasting for experience.
I'm such...a ...greedy....being...:saddummy:
Flightof-Pain Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I would rather not smell or taste anything, because I need feeling and vision to draw, and music gives me inspiration to write and draw.
Theillst Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
I would rather die than lose any of my senses.
Sunrayelle Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's the equivalent of losing all of them :D then again, you wouldn't be alive to miss out, so.
aliukae Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
vision if i could be like toph :I....
nikutsuki Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
It would be just horrible to lose my vision, I need it to draw!
Feeling is important to me as well. And listening, too. It would be sad not to hear certain beautiful sounds anymore, as well as the voices of the people I love :c
So I'd choose smelling/tasting, though I'd miss a lot of smells D: But hey, I'd probably eat a lot more things which I don't like lol :3
msfubli Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
hmm I gues that listening ist the least worst. Never never vision and feeling!
LycusPunk Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
as an artist i cant go without vision the joy of color, and shading, is too great
as a singer and someone who enjoys music and uses it heavily as inspiration, i could not go without
as someone who enjoys seeing a smile on someones face when they enjoy good food and enjoying interesting and new foods myself i could not give up taste
as a sculptor i like the feel of molding and creating textures, but i think i could give it up if i meant i could still see the creation and had full use of my body. plus it would mean i could bear any pain so that would be a plus, probably the only sense with a down side.
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