I'd rather be blind than be deaf
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There might be few books translated into braille - however the people knowing sign language are not many. So I'd take conversations with people over a book any time. Plus, audio books are very popular know, and you can get those in several languages as well. And when it comes to seeing your family and friends, what is the point if you can't communicate with them? I mean, sure the family will probably learn sign language, but do you expect your friends to do that?
A blind person is still a part of society, even though he is more handicapped he can still hear everything around him, he can still be with his family, talk to them and feel their faces.
Are you saying that deaf people are not part of society? That can be an extremely offensive comment. What of the elderly or veterans that have lost their hearing due to old age or physical damage? They can still be with family and still feel their faces, they haven't lost their arms.
It may be an offensive comment, I didn't mean it like that though. Of course they are a part of society but it's a fact that there are deaf communities, why? Because the vast majority of society does not speak their language - which is an extremely important thing in order to be a social part of society.
I know several blind people who get around easily, they have several techniques so that they can walk around like other people, for instance with sound and the cane or a dog. Today we have several other forms of transportation where you don't need great vision to use. Also, the self driving car is already invented, it's just a matter of time before that will be the most normal form of transportation.
You should be more careful about what you say and know the implications. I don't believe there is an official language of the deaf. Literate deaf people can read and write in their native language (i.e. English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Greek, etc).
There may be self driving cars, but are they readily available to the blind? Self driving cars also can't go everywhere that a human driven car could.
Deaf people also have access to more jobs and careers than blind people.
The cerebral cortex uses 30% of its neurons to see and only 3% to hear, therefore the brain of a deaf person has more access to their brain than a blind person.
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Vote Placed by Balacafa 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro expressed opinions whilst Con provided facts. Whilst I still agree with Pro. I think that Pro's opinions weren't sufficient to contradict Con's facts regarding jobs and how you are more likely to get a job being deaf than blind. Con also demonstrates that you have better access to the brain being deaf rather than being blind. In the first round Pro refutes his own argument by saying: deaf people are excluded from society. Shortly after saying this he also says that he doesn't know any deaf people so he doesn't know whether or not it is true. If pro is uncertain about their own arguments then how can anyone else feel certain?
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