ANSWERS: 100
  • I would give up my sense of smell. The reason is because I think thats the least important of my senses. I love seeing stuff. I love to hear because I am a musician. I love eating. I love to touch stuff. I also like being able to balance myself. Smell? Ah who needs it?
  • My sense of feeling. I think that though this is an important sense, it is also the one I least value. It sounds ridiculous to give this one up over taste or smell, because I was thinking about picking one of those... But I was also thinking that though losing your sense of feeling would suck, it would definitely have a lot of advantages. Imagine going to the doctors or dentist and not having to feel a thing. Or if you want a tatoo or piercing. Minor injuries would mean nothing to you. You could get in shape easier, if you were careful about it. The only thing you would have to be careful about is paying attention to what you are doing, because feeling also lets you know that something is not right... So it's a "toughie". But if I had the choice... I don't know what I would do if I ever became blind, because I love seeing and looking at things. Learning braille would be difficult, and it would be hard for me to "get out" because I for one, would have a hard time adapting to being blind. I love having a sense of smell, because smells can be very sentimental, and helpful. he comments on the above answer are good reasons why. If I couldn't hear, I would be one very upset person. I listen to music 24-7, I love being able to communicate, and without hearing I would feel left out. No one I talk to actually knows any significant amount of sign language and neither do I. It would be difficult to start learning something after getting used to hearing for so long. Music is the most important reason for that sense, IMO. I like to taste things. If I ate and didn't taste anything, that would be weird, and feel like a waste of time. If you can't taste it then why bother eating? That would just suck.
  • Sight...I'm going bling already
  • sense of feeling. so when i fell over it wouldn't hurt anymore!
  • Hearing. at my age, i have heard more bad than good. i can remember a babies cry. i can remember the sound of a rock band. i can remember the sound of a tornado. I still love to see the sunrise and the sunset. i love the feeling of my wife tickling my feet. i love the smell of my wifes freshly baked cornbread. i love the taste of freshly picked strawberries and cream. Hearing.....definetely hearing. even deaf, i can still drive my car, in my state.
  • taste definitely
  • taste, I'd choose smell, however, it is far too important. For safety/health reasons. Because giving up smell would give up most of your tasting, however givung up tasting, you can still enjoy the beautiful smell of everything. And smell helps with safety more, because you can detect more smells alone than taste alone from a greater distance and if you decide that the smell is unsafe/disgusting/disturbing, then it may be bad for you and you don't actually have to come in contact with it. so taste would have to go.
  • SMELL!
  • Definately taste! I was without it for 2 weeks in March when I had sinus surgery, and it was nice cause I wasn't hungry at all. Besides, I am already wearing contacts so when I take them out I can't see.
  • Sight. Simply because I think that I could adjust if I had to.
  • There's more than five senses... anyway... I'd give up my hunger sense. That way I wouldn't be eating all the time. SHUT UP! I'M STARVING!!!
  • smell so i couldent smell my feet (phew)
  • Taste, i like my other senses too much already, im already losing my vision and im too particular about my food.
  • I would have to say smell. I wouldn't stand not being able to hear, see or feel and I would prefer to lose my sense of smell rather than taste!
  • proably smell as well, then again that could help save your life in the right situation, but my only other option would be taste... and i still wanna hang on to that.
  • I'd lose taste, since taste is the weakest sense. Most of what we think of as taste, is actually our sense of smell. If you blindfold someone and get them to hold their nose as you put various tasting (easily recognizable) foods on their tongues for them to savor, they may have difficulty recognizing what is in their mouths until they let go of their noses, because smell plays a major part in what we assume to be taste. So there! LOL
  • taste or smell
  • Hearing. all the other senses are major body requirements for a healthy life. Sight to drive. Smell for signs of danger. Taste for food. Touch for sensual pleasure. Hearing is not required for any of the above.
  • taste i could not function without the others so it comes to smell or taste i figure taste so i can "still smell the roses or a pretty woman or good food". but, i could use to lose a little weight! LOL
  • i would say taste because you don't need to taste food. also, if there are some foods you do not enjoy eating but are healthy, such as cauliflour or brussel sprouts etc, then you can eat them without even knowing they taste bad.
  • If I had to lose one, I would let the sense of taste go. That would be the least damaging to me. Smell makes up a lot of the taste component and as long as I could still, See my Fiance and Son, Hear my son laugh, Smell the flowers and my baby boy after a bath, and feel his fine hair and touch my fiance lovingly, I could live without taste.
  • I would have to go with taste as well since its so closely related to smell.
  • I would give up being able to smell. Not too many great things to smell anyway. Being able to see and hear is too important to lose.
  • id rather be deaf..i wouldnt be able tto see my video games and girlfriend if i was blind..lol
  • Deaf. I wouldn't be able to hear but I would be able to communicate with sign language or writing. But being blind, I wouldn't be able to experience life eye to eye.
  • Deaf I suppose. Sight has less limitations regarding getting around, work, and other things I believe. I also think quality of life if blind, for me annyhow, would be much worse than if I were deaf. Just a guess. Obviously I don't know what it's like to lose either of those senses.
  • Deaf, easily. I mean, I think it would be a little harder to use Answerbag if I was blind ;)
  • Deaf, because at least I could learn to lip read and use sign language.
  • Blind. I love dogs!
  • I would rather be deaf because the one thing i love most is sitting at the computer. If i were blind i wouldn't be able to do that.
  • The idea of losing use of my eyes or my ears gives me chills. While I know there's no comparison, I already know how awful it is to not be able to see without contacts or glasses. So much so, I fall asleep and shower with my contacts in all the time. I know I'd really, REALLY, not want to be blind! I seem to think then, I'd rather be deaf. Even though it's awful too! My right ear hasn't worked at full capacity since I was 4, when my tonsils became infected, rupturing and damaging my eardrum. I was slapped (by someone I loved) on the left side of my face once. First there were stars, as I heard my good eardrum explode, then blackness came and my world got silent. I remember vividly my scream not sounding right in my head. Not hearing is much more frightening than you might imagine. Thankfully, my eardrum healed without damage. The relationship did not. Get this! If you've never turned on the Closed Caption feature on your TV, I suggest you check it out. Anyone deaf, in need of using this option is SOL! I first discovered it when trying to figure out song lyrics on music videos or lines in movies that didn't make any sense. I became obsessed with it and grateful for not needing to use it myself. There are numerous mistakes, missing words - even missing sentences. It's horrible! Some error or delays are expected with a live broadcast, but there's no excuse for any pre-recorded show or movie to not have it perfect when scripts could be used! It's sometimes so bad, the only way you'd be able to follow the captioning, is if you can hear it too. Well, that doesn't work for the deaf! Apparently the same skills/machines are used for closed captioning input as are court reporting. Maybe too, that's part of why some court cases come back with outrageous verdict's, because the jury has transcripts with errors or missing information.
  • Well I would hate to not be able to hear and not know the conversations and things going on around me, I would hate to be blind and miss seeing everything around me and my kids growing up, I have to feel so I can feel my sexy fiance's body, I have to smell so I can smell his stinky feet and sweaty balls HAHA! SO I guess taste I could live without tasting half the shit I have tasted!
  • I suppose taste. At least then I would be able to eat my own cooking.
  • Touch. I know this could be the most dangerous of them all (you know-burning yourself) but I can't imagine not being able to see my children or hear their laughter (or music). I would say smell but usually with that your sense of taste goes too and I love to try different foods! I guess the plus to not being able to taste anything is I could eat broccoli all day long and not care cause I couldn't taste it (sounds like a good diet plan!). But really, for me, I would give up touch. Sorry for the long narrative.
  • I guess I could do without my sense of impending doom.
  • smell. I love the taste of food too much. And I value my sight and hearing. while sometimes i wish i couldn't smell at all case in piont my hubby had beans for lunch yesterday and Lit up the room last night.
  • Sense of feeling.Its better to be numb
  • My huge sense of self esteem:)
  • It would have to be smell, I know people have said you would lose taste as well, but the question was for one and I presume they have a magical way of just removing that one! Smell does have its uses, but if you had smelt my feet or worse one of my farts then you would know why!!! Deaf I could cope with as I know sign language, but I love listening to music and would really miss that. Taste is much too important for me! Touch has too many interesting uses 8o) Sight is my most used sense, so I could not cope without that.
  • Taste and/or smell. Might as well be both since they're connected.
  • lol i agree smell but keep taste.no more bottom burps to whiff
  • Probably my ability to feel. I'd never get rid of sight or hearing.
  • I have to say I'd have to give up the sense of smell first. Its the least used of all the senses and I've known a guy who couldn't smell.
  • Smell. I don't really use it much.
  • Taste, if I can keep smell (those two are so closely connected). But I'd need to be very careful about eating spoiled food.
  • probably taste so it doesn't matter what foods you taste. at least i still have smell so you could imagine what they taste like if you wanted to.
  • Taste. I could stand to lose some weight.
  • taste...blind i would hate myself if i went blind
  • deaf 'cause then i would at least be able to see and taste!!
  • I agree with TASTE, I would have a great body! :)
  • Taste definately I am a lousy cook and a Chocoholic. Dislike any food that is nutritionally good for me. This would be a great health move for me . I could not live without my eyesight to see smiles and beauty or my hearing for the sound of a blackbirds song or my beloved music. I adore the smell of good perfumes and the touch of sensual material soft skin included.Yes definately TASTE.
  • I would give up taste, because i'm really picky with food. I could eat whatever i want without complaining!
  • It would definitely be smell. Already have only 20% hearing for years, and that is awful, can not hear my friends or family unless I use my hearing aid. I use closed captioning on the TV. To give up sight, never!
  • Hearing. I love food toooo much. My favorite hobbies are reading and cooking. I like my old time rock n' roll, but not finding that I like much of the new music, so I can continue to sing the Queen hits, off pitch to m'self. The thought of never feeling my daughter's or husband's kisses and hugs, again, too sad. Oh yeah, and of course if I couldn't smell that goes back to messing with my food again.
  • I'd lose my sense of smell just because I value my other senses too much. I know what it's been life to be partially deaf, and I could not stand it. It drove me INSANE, and I can't even imagine the horror of not being able to feel or see. Smelling would definetely have to go. Lol.
  • smell - I know it would affect the way food tastes, but at least I wouldn't have to smell stinky cigarettes anymore.
  • probably taste because you need all of the others senses more then taste!!!!!!!!
  • taste!
  • i'd lose my sense of sight. difficult, yes, very. but so is losing any sense. a lose of feel means a loss of sensations, or embraces, of even biological danger warnings. taste and smell, hand in hand, too much in the world left untried, too many wonderful things found. while i'd be missing out on things i hadn't seen with my sight, i don't think i'd miss them as much as what beautiful sounds i could hear, thigns i could feel, foods i could taste
  • Easy. I'd lose my sense of taste. That way I'd lose my ever increasing appetite, and hopefully would lose a few pounds as well as it would become boring for me. Would never want to lose my hearing as I'm a musician/singer and cannot imagine music not being in my life. Would hate not being able to see those closest to me. I'd want to keep my smell as that can be a big indication of trouble (smoke etc)....
  • I'd say the sense I'd soonest give up is common sense. I know a few people who never did develop theirs, and they just seem so darn happy...
  • I would give up my sense of smell because i use my other sense way more than my sense of smell. I believe that the sense of smell is the least important of all of the other senses.
  • This is actually a difficult question. I would definatley want to keep my hearing because I don't think I could live without music. I would definatley want to keep my eye sight because there's just too much beauty in the world to miss. Losing smell...I guess I could deal with it as long as I got to keep my taste. Losing taste... well that would be wretched. And losing feeling... that would maybe be the worst of all. What about hugs and kisses etc...?
  • Hearing. I think I could communicate by just talking and using my eyes, and sense of touch. Plus I wouldn't want to give up my sense of taste for anything, I need my food to taste yummy.
  • Taste; then I wouldn't have to eat like a whale all the time, cuz I wouldn't be able to taste anything anways. It's the cure for weightloss lol ;-)
  • I would say hearing that way I dont have to hear any more of what bush has to say or make up.
  • GAAA! What a question! Let's see, not touch because I like hugging too much. Not hearing because I love music too much. Vision is weak anyway, might end up losing that one some time later, might as well adjust... Taste depends a lot on smell. Losing smell would limit taste. But, given a choice, it would probably be smell.
  • taste, because i get bored of what i eat all the time and if it doesn't have a favlor then it doesn't matter so i don't have to be as picky about what i eat.
  • i believe i would give up my sense of smell. seems like the least important, useful but least important...
  • Smell because foul smells, in my mind, are significantly worse than good smells are good. and the only thing that smells good to me is when someone is cooking somthing delicious.
  • My sense of humor.
  • i would give up hearing. then i would not have to listen to my family complants anymore.
  • I would give up my sense of smell, it is so poor anyway and I don't think I would be missing out on much. It might even have positive benefits, making me able to stand environments where the stink would drive normal people away, like sewers and wind-breaking conventions.
  • The Smell, because I think it isn't really important and because I have a horrible sense of smell because of my small nose. The problem will be to realize that I left the gas in the cook open...
  • smelling i hate alot of smells and i dont need to smell i use it the least u'd still be able to breathe
  • Touch...Oh wait, Never mind...Then I couldnt type answers on Answerbag, BLONDE MOMENT.
  • Sense of Smell (I guess?)
  • I would give up my sense of taste, maybe then food wouldn't be soooo good and I could lose a few pounds! lol
  • smell, cause i have a dog im allergic to and i dont smell anyway!
  • most definitaly NOT: being able to see or hear or touch... that leaves smell and taste. Smell is iffy cause if i lost that i'd never have to smell another fart again in my life, but on the other hand i'd never be able to smell anything good either... like homemade cookies, or flowers, or perfume... etc. Taste is not so big, to me anyways... i just don't think i'd care if i lost the ability to taste... So my answer would have to be taste, without a doubt.
  • i think i would get rid of my ability to smell. alot of things go on near me, alot of things with bad smell, and i got to tell you, it not good. also i cant stand smelling smoke, and it seems that everywhere i go, there is someone smoking. dont mean to offend anyone, if i do.....SORRY
  • Smelling. Maybe then I'd try more different foods.
  • Smell. I mean, it doesn't get as much attention as my other senses, so I wouldn't miss it as much.
  • I want to be deaf.So that i need not hear the scoldings of my teacher
  • to feel...id be indestructable!
  • I wouldn't mind too much if I couldn't speak. I'm not much of a talker anyway, I'd much rather listen. If I lost the power of speech it wouldn't make much difference to my life, unlike becoming deaf or blind.
  • either sound or smell. u can always learn sign language! but probably smell asm uch as i love the smell of fresh baked cookei perfume and flowers lol
  • Taste because what if there was a fire in the house and you couldn't smell it and you were trapped in your house until it was to late?
  • I would have to say my sense of smell. I was born without the sense of smell and don't believe that the lack thereof, has made much difference in my life. As they say, you can't miss something you've never had. And contrary to popular belief, it hasn't decreased my sense of taste, but instead has made that sense more accute.
  • I already know sign language so I suppose I would mind least losing my hearing.
  • smell-i wont need to smell much stuff anyway most things dont have a scent. besides when you go to a long drop or port-a-loo you wouldnt need to worry
  • I think it would be taste. It would definitly help me dieting! I enjoy my other senses far too much. Smell triggers memories, hearing...I could never live in a completly silent world, I like music far too much, Sight, you'd never be able to read or watch tv or your kids play, Touch is self explanitory.
  • Either taste or smell. If I gave up taste -- no, wait. I couldn't give up taste, because then I could never taste my husband's kisses. So, it would have to be smell.
  • Probably touch. I need sight because I like to use the computer and watch TV, I need hearing because I really like music, I need taste because I really like food (too much), and I need smell because it is nice to be able to smell food as you are cooking it.
  • I'd give up smell, if I didn't also have to give up taste. This is because so many people smell so awful to me...pretty much anyone that wears cologne of perfume!!
  • I would hope that my wife would give up her PMS.
  • I would give up smell. Even though smell effects taste, it does not effect your taste senses. you still can taste bitter, salt, sugar, etc... but I wouldn't have to smell my kids' farts!!
  • Even though it is an important sense, like for knowing when something is physically wrong, I would give up my sense of touch. I couldn't bear to give up hearing, since I am a musician and athlete. I wouldn't give up sight because I need to be able to see to read music and play sports and many other of my favorite activities. Taste and smell are connected in a sense, because if you cannot smell, your ability to taste is seriously affected. I don't think I could deal with not tasting my favorite foods, especially sushi. And I love the smell of outside during the spring when all the flowers in my community start to bloom. So I'm going with giving up touch.

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