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    Slate Star Codex | 3/18/14 | 7 min
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    • Pegeen
      1 month ago

      Very interesting article, got me thinking. Last year I got some kind of flu. What I immediately noticed, was that for the very first time, I completely lost my sense of taste. It was SO disconcerting. What if I never got it back? I could not imagine life without the enjoyment of eating. After I recovered, my husband wondered if it was really the sense of smell I lost, which would affect taste. I couldn’t be sure. When I later heard that one of the symptoms of Covid 19 was the lost of taste, I wondered if I actually had that. I really should get an antibody test.

    • vunderkind1 month ago

      I always wondered about this. One of my first introductions to this line of thinking came when I took a job as a social media marketing manager for a electronic music startup in Denver.

      I got the role on the strength of my application and research, and I learned to talk convincingly about electronic music and the various genres and sub-genres.

      Yet, I could not tell them apart. They were all the same to me, fundamentally dissonant and I was certain everyone pretended to like it.

      As you can imagine, this severely impacted my ability to do my job effectively, despite my best intentions.

      I'm now on a hunt for human experiences that I don't have but assume is the case for everyone else.

      I already know I can't make the clicking sound people make with their mouths closed.