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If you could only keep one of your senses, which one would it be? 

1,504 deviants said Sight
568 deviants said Hearing
337 deviants said Touch
69 deviants said Taste
33 deviants said Smell

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Wailore Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Student General Artist
Guys, smell is linked to taste and smell is the strongest trigger of memories/emotions (prob 'cuz you use it for more memorable stuff than in your mouth...)!!
NEH113 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Taste so that I can still enjoy that sweet sweet chocolate
SaruCharmed Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I would have to say sight, but that would still really suck... ;^;
Bluepelt1 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As much as I love sounds and being able to hear every single little thing- along with playing piano and violin- I believe I'd choose sight. I am a bit of a particularly visual learner, and I really love drawing far too much, even though I'm better with music. I think if I was deaf at least I would be able to see what I'm doing, I'd be able to hit the right notes and still play.
NiraSix Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so difficult...
I had to eat tasteless food for a month, this one time, and at the end of it I was completely desperate for decent food. It's insane, I had no idea. If I were to lose it, I would never again taste the sweetness of my mom's cake, the cozy taste of grandma's soup, the strong flavour of a wild friend's cooking, the bitterness of a cold lemonade in the summer. I wouldn't taste the delicious and simple bread, still warm after we left the bakery, with some butter and a nice cup of milk. I would eventually forget the acidity of an apple, the basic strenght of a beef, the pleasure of an ice cream.
About smelling... There are nice things to it, but if I think of the times I had to cover my nose because of unpleasent scents >.< But, do I really don't need it? I love my mom's perfume, the smell of my grandma's house. I like to feel the air filled with the taste of christmas food. I love the smell of a new book, the pencil that fills a piece of paper, the strong smell of a pen. I like to recognize the smell of my dearest friends when I hold them, and I like how what I smell makes me fell at home.
As to hearing, I really like music. Really. It picks you up on a bad day, it calms you when you're stressed, it gives you energy when you're exhausted, and so on. A life of silence seems terrible. "People talking without speaking; people hearing without listening; people writing songs that voices never shared. And no one dared to disturb the sound of silence." That's bad. I like to hear the birds in the morning, the river running far away, the waves of the ocean, the wind blowing at my hears. I like to hear a whisper that's only meant for me, I like to hear my friends call my name, I like to hear them laugh and do want to be able to hear if they cry. I like the voices of the ones I love and I wouldn't want to live without it.
Sight is also really important for me, for I love reading, writing and drawing, and watching the beauty of what surrounds me, and for all those I need my eyes fully functioning. It's the one sense I always considered the most important in my daily life and for my mental stability. I don't want to forget how my family looks. I want to watch my friends play football and smile at me. I want to keep that stupid smile I always have when I look at the guy I love. I want to watch the world, because there's a whole lot that I don't want to stop seeing and much more that I haven't even seen yet.
Last, but not the least, touch. Even though one can totally live without it, I still think my mental well being would suffer from a lifetime of not feeling the hug of a friend, or the kiss of a lover; the fresh of the water through my tired feet after a hot day of summer; the warmth of the sun in a cold winter afternoon. I wouldn't be able to hold a pen or pencil, feel and turn the pages of a book. I wouldn't feel my long curly hair softly tickling my back when i take off my shirt. I wouldn't feel my own tears, I wouldn't feel anything. I wouldn't have a presence and I'd be a ghost for myself and, eventually, for everyone around me.
So, basically, no, thanks. I'll keep them all :)
ElvLuna Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Sight. Because I could still read Sheet music and imagine it.
And I could still watch movies with subtitles. XD And learning braille is to damn difficult for me. ^^;
Wailore Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Student General Artist
Sight would draw me mad. Why read music if you'll never hear the sound of it and cannot feel it? My mind would gradually lose its "tuning".


That's for the guys who criticize me for replying to comments years old! :D
VeroKitty724 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
as an artist, sight is essential! Well at least for the art I do
Jasa159357 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well I am close to deafness already, so I could live with out that.
Already close to blind too.
I don't have anyone to touch or hold. If I was in a relationship at the moment I'd say touch.
Smell has it's ups and downs and when it normally has it's ups I can't smell it because of the pollen.
Which leaves taste. I love my food.
So either taste or touch.
banni-rox Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i can't choose TToTT

i need taste i love food
smell u actually need for taste
sight i really need cause i have glasses
hearing i need cause i love music
touch cause i'm a softie :meow:

so i choose all of the above

she said thinking that was an answer
that-person-42 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The only reason I would keep my hearing is so that I could hear the sad and happy times in life. Its okay if I can't see. Words can paint a picture too. But that is just what I think.
Rubixa-Seraph Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I would keep my hearing...

Because even if I cannot see her, even if I cannot touch and feel her beside me, and even if I cannot taste or smell the other finer things in life...

I would still be able to hear her when she needs me, and reply to her and comfort her with my words.
PurpleChaos Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
MY sense of humor :P
AmukaUroy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
HA. lol
PurpleChaos Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Look, I have to go run an errand. Let's talk later.
AmukaUroy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
lol ok? sounds like we're neighbors or something
PurpleChaos Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
hahah. I guess. Digital neighbors...
WhimsicalHeart Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
You only listed 5, what about the other senses? D:

I cant decide between sight or touch... I don't think I could live without either of those
cardboardmemory Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sight, so i could tell if mutha fucka is flippin me off.
KiryuYukki Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Hearing! I couldn't imagine a life without music <3
SolAlli Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
:O_o: I just realize I shouldn't pick smell.

I'm allergic to flowers...
HaruTheHermit Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Writer
Sight! I couldn't image a world where I couldn't read, and with the other senses out of the way I would likely have even more time to read. Those aren't healthy reasons, are they? o_O...
notsoimportant Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
You are asking users of deviantART which sense they would want to keep. Oh I wonder which sense is the most popular? :O
Just kidding.

Joking aside, I believe (in my basic/instinct point of view) sight and hearing would be the most popular because those are the senses that animals use often to survive that don't involve getting hurt in the process. Taste/smell and touch help us survive, but involve either tasting something vile (spices,...poop) or burning our hand.
In a cultural sense, Sight hearing and Taste come up often in my opinion. But I am surprised that touch is third now.
OokamiGin Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Touch, I don't know how you could function without it. And I feel like touch is a really good way to communicate with others, so even if you were cut off in other ways you have a physical tether. Second for me would probably be hearing.
Onyx-Muffin Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Ahh, sight!
Hearing is closeclosecloseclose second!
But I couldn't live in a world of black.
Not only am I afraid of the dark, but I just love looking..o^o

Touch would be third because I am very tactile, though..
o 3o
PopsicleAddiction Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a surprisingly hard question because each have their own strong arguments.
I'd probably knock out smell first. There are some nice smells out there, but I can live without them. Next goes taste. Smell and taste are senses that are connected so losing one kind of means losing the other. Other than that, taste is a wonderful thing to have, but the last three sentences mean more to me.
Now these three are where it gets hard. I'd first let go of hearing because as much as I love music and hearing people speak, living with ONLY hearing would be frightening. Not being able to see anyone or feel them when they touch you. I'd be terrified.
I had to think about sight and touch for a little bit, but eventually decided to leave sight behind because as much as I love drawing and looking at the lovely and colorful world around me, I'd hate not being able to feel it. It'd be like living in a museum where you can look but not touch (well you can touch, but you wouldn't feel it). I'd probably go crazy.
So I ended up with touch. Being able to feel everything would allow me to remain sane the longest.
nidaschi Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist
Oh, but keeping sight would be the easiest/most practical and least scary I guess.
Just not the richest emotionally I think.
nidaschi Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist
Touch, because it is the best way to show and receive love!
I could still communicate through touch and read just fine (braille) and keep a sense for my body and surroundings.
I'd miss music though. Very much. But hey, I could at least still sense the bass line :D
As much as I like visual aesthetics as well, I could live without sight.
luroon Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student Artist
taste i could not live with out my dear food. id just be a mouth that eats everything
XDSmart Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I guess sight and hearing are the top because of Art and MUSIC!!
Silreen Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Touch. Obviously.

I don't think anyone realizes the importance of the one sense which is a constant reminder that you have a physical presence in the world and that you're not just some empty embodiment or ghost.
sexyakatsuki Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To be honest I would like to keep sight and hearing
Becuase I need sight to see my drawing and do and hearing to get insperasion
TakingChance Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student General Artist
See, I can understand why so many people rely on their eyes due to their creation of artwork, but to me, my hearing is much more precious.

Music is my world. Without sounds, I would literally be nothing.

I've gone as far as to blindfold myself and listen to music as I continue to attempt making art and found pretty surprising results.

So although my artwork is a passion of mine, going deaf has been a major fear for most of my life.
LioSKETCH Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Art is all I can do. If I can't see, I can't create...
BlackDaffodil23 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I already can't see or hear well so I wouldn't mind loosing those. My hands are so calloused over that they're numb so I don't mind loosing touch, and taste is just to make food more desirable so that can go. I like the sense of smell. Probably because it's the one that works the best for me right now, I can smell things before my friends will, and for some reason I find that really cool.

juandi001 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sight. How am I supposed to play videogames otherwise? :icondeathstareplz:
HaruTheHermit Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Writer
I second that.
ihellou Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
hearing, i never want to lose music.
Amsun Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Tough choice between sight, hearing and taste... I love food... I love music... but then again, I love games.
Think I'd have to go with sight.
wezenbeesje Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Predictable answer. Humans rely mostly on their sight. Especially artists. :p
JiggyLi Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012   General Artist
Why is sense of morality not one of the options?
Oh well, I choose touch. It'll be hard, but try to adapt to just feeling the air movements
and the vibrations below your feet. That'll be kick ass.
Arilostimostia Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
I have to say sight, since if I couldn't draw I wouldn't really be able to do anything...but it would really suck to only have that :/
Bahamut285 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Definitely Touch. I was going to select "sight" but a lot of blind people function fairly normally, same with the deaf and dumb. Food will be food but without touch you could severely injure yourself and not know it. I'm pretty sure there is a disease like that, and sufferers constantly have to check themselves for injuries that go unnoticed with pain.

A lot of people take their sense of touch for granted, but it is the most important sense. Touch can also speak a lot of emotions between people, you can still physically feel music, and feel textures of food (without then swallowing fish bones by mistake). The blind can read braille, the deaf and dumb can sign, if you are blind and deaf, Hellen Keller functioned just fine with sense of touch.
Umazes Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Touch, because that'd be...weird. Not being able to feel myself touching anything and only being able to rely on one other sense.

But hearing is also very important to me.
TravSparrow Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Sight. I'm terribly afraid of being blind.
26nitonic Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sight, might be difficult to not know what you're using the other senses for if you can't see it. Because the rest of your senses could deceive you. Like say, you think you hear something and you get the idea it's an alien. You go check it out, just someone making a bunch of noise. Or, you feel something slimy and think it's some weird space goop. Turns out, just some peanut butter. You smell some smoke, usually the sign of a fire. Just someone burning some leaves. You get where I'm going with this?
ystilWolf Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012   General Artist
i already use glasses so...
Neko-honey Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
I choose Hearing because I don't think I could bare not listening to my sweethearts voice ever again...
DaeDae13 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I need mah musics
txtaholic9 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012   Writer
If you couldn't feel anything, you couldn't live like a human being.
You couldn't feel the ground beneath you, or the food in your mouth, or the difference between the sidewalk and the road as you almost fall in from of oncoming traffic-
Touch, seriously.
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