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.
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. ^\\\^
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.
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?
gruuvviFeatured By OwnerJan 23, 2013Student 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 I just think it's odd...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
RainwolfyFeatured By OwnerJan 19, 2013Hobbyist 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 ). Smelling isn't really a big part of my life. I could block out my nose for a whole day and wouldn't care.
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]
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.
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.
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.
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
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.