Would you rather be able to not talk for a week or not hear for a week?

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Firstname Refreshme lastname Profile

If I get a note pad and a sharpie, I'd be fine not talking for a week.

dragonfly forty-six Profile

Not talk for a week. It's amazing how much you can hear if you just shut your mouth once in awhile.

The late poet Maya Angelou would check herself into a hotel once a year and not speak for twenty-four hours. When she was a child she had a tragic thing happen to her that gave her the idea that her very words killed a man. So she quit speaking for many years. She believed in both the power of words and the educational value of silence.

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Corey The Goofyhawk , Epic has no limit, answered

Knowing how a certain co-worker or two of mine like to babble incoherently for hours on end, I would choose no hearing in a heartbeat.

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Rooster Cogburn , Rooster Cogburn, answered

Ha ! Since I have Meniere's disease, I can't hardly hear out of one ear now and it's going bi-lateral and I'm losing my hearing in the right so I can't hear much anyway. Might as well not talk either.

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Woof Woofy answered

not talk for a week.

PJ Stein Profile
PJ Stein answered

I had a paralyzed vocal chord for about 3 months after a surgery. When I did talk I sounded Minnie Mouse, and no one could understand me when I talked on the phone. I rarely spoke during that time. As awful as I found that to be, it would have been much worse not to hear. I couldn't imagine not hearing the birds chirping in the morning or listening to music while driving.

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Ravin Local answered

I'd rather be able to hear, than talk.  I'd get my message across if I had to. Looks and gestures can communicate a lot of things. I've got the "stink eye" down pretty good.

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