If you had to do without one of your five senses and could choose, which would it be?
This is not meant to be derogatory towards anyone with a handicap, merely a question about choice.
I already do. My sense of smell is just about gone. Odor has to be really bad before I smell it.
Being a mom, I don't think I could choose! I would need to hear my baby, see my baby, touch my baby... but taste and smell are great for food! :\ LOL
Taste or smell are close for first place. Well, if I had no sense of taste, I would eat healthier. I guess it'd be taste. Pass me the wheatgrass drink!:-)
Interesting question. In the past I've only considered a choice between sight and hearing, not all of the five senses.
I think it would have to be smell. It's not a sense that means that much to me. I find the scent of perfumes and such seems to wear off pretty quickly anyway.
It would actually be quite a pleasure not to have to worry about things that really stink - like the fertilizer I use for my bonsai trees.
The sense of smell is part of our immune system and can help us detect toxic fumes that can be harmful...
Gina-it does seem to be more of a 'benefit' not to have to smell anything stinky, doesn't it. Thanks for your input here.
I'd rather go without sight if I had to chose one. I can't imagine being without the sound of music, the human voice, water flowing, or a breeze blowing. As a therapist, I could do my work helping people without sight. Taste and smell go hand in hand so giving up one means giving up two.
If I absolutely had to choose I think it would be smell - as much as I would miss the lovely smell of perfume, food etc. plus it would be a negative not to be able to have smell as a warning (e.g. when something is off or if there is something burning/ fire)
Denise another good question. I definitely could not do well without sight, as I recently found out over this past summer in having a detached retina. That was something as far as senses go, I would have a tough time managing, especially with just one eye being out of commission for a few months.
Would have to say that it would have to be smell that I could do without, because once I get grandma's fresh cooked pies for example into my mouth and across my taste buds, you already know it will taste good, without having to smell it first. This is what my spider sense tells me! (:
There are also far too many smells I can do without smelling. One would be that the cesspool man leaves behind while he is doing his thing, if you know what I mean? ):
Ha ha, Jim Funny re: cesspool man. Not funny re: your retina. I hope all is well with you now? That is very scary. Even with audio books I would miss my sight.
Glad you liked the added humor Denise. And yes my eye sight has sense been restored, thanks to modern technology. However I never want to have to experience losing sight, even in one eye if I ever have that misfortune again.
I would say smell. I don't always like to smell everything but I gotta have to taste my food. I know what it's like being sick and not being able to taste but needing to eat- it's absolutely miserable.
I lost my sense of smell after I had the flu some years ago. It gradually has come back but not all the way. I would say my sense of smell is the choice among all senses.
Hi Denise, how are you?
I would have to pass on the smell/taste...as someone pointed out already, losing one means losing both. I just don't know how I could cope not being able to see, touch or hear my beautiful G'babies. Although, I would be passing on that wonderful new baby smell
As I feel that I lack this already and most of people like me around does....
Ha ha-that's a good one. Well, besides common sense-I'm referring to the 5 senses of smell, sight, touch,hearing and taste. Thanks for your clever response.
I was thinking about my sixth sense too, lol. But, I often wonder if I have mastered the obvious
For me, it would have to be taste.
Most of the sense of taste actually comes from smell. Taste is rather coarse in its definition -- sweet, sour, salty, etc. But all of the nuances of "taste" come from smell.
Sight might be easier to give up if I could ever make permanent my spiritual awakening. On one occasion, in 1971, for a few moments, I could see quite clearly without my human eyes. And only recently (a couple of weeks ago) did I realize that ego was what made me blind again -- 41 years to figure out that little detail. I hope I continue to have such discoveries. Being able to see without Homo sapiens eyeballs would be pretty cool. Knowing that I am a spiritual and immortal child of God is even more cool.
I suspect that I wouldn't need any of my physical senses once I fully re-awaken. The physical senses can be so distracting sometimes.
I think I would go without smell. My sinuses are really bad so my nose stays stopped up a lot any way. I enjoy not being able to smell some of the bad smells from day to day. I really depend too much on all my other senses.
Smell for me, as long as I can hear, see, and feel, I'll be ok.
I'd go without sight. Our sight is the first sense used. If effects how we judge things. Pretty thins get better interaction then ugly. Without sight, you couldn't "judge a book by it's cover", as the saying goes. You would need to explore everything deeper.
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