Which is more cruel desert or sea

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The desert is crueler than the sea. There are ways to make the sea a more survivable companion. The heat from the sun, to me, just seems an unbearable obstacle.

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I think both of them have their share of cruelties. The sea could drown you, or you could be attacked by it's many creatures. The desert can kill with it's insanely drying heat and lack of water. However, I agree that the sea may be a little more merciful than the desert when it comes to taking you faster.
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I was going to say the sea because of sea animals such as sharks and killer whales, but then I thought....the desert WOULD be a slow and painful death. Ughhhh. I don't know. I'm going with the sea. I hate the prospect of drowning - I can't swim.

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Just thinking about it scares the hell out of me...i cann't picture myself in either of the places in very harsh conditions.

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Both are not ideal but I would choose the sea because I have no experience of the desert.

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I can't swim, so it's the sea for me. It's that feeling of being trapped and having nowhere else to go to. You won't be able to sleep or put down your guard in any way, unless you want to die.

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As much as both will kill you, i think dessert is crueler. The sea will do it, but slowly.
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Marginally the desert. But for me being underground would be far worse than both!
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Post by Dolor »

Both are perilous. Neither dessert nor sea is cruel but the danger from the creatures living in them. If you are like me who is not much of a swimmer, let's just choose the dessert. 😄 We will die at the thought of not knowing how to swim in depths even before being harmed by the creatures in it.

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I think the desert is more cruel although the sea gives it a run for its money.

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Dolor wrote:
29 Nov 2017, 19:07
Both are perilous. Neither dessert nor sea is cruel but the danger from the creatures living in them. If you are like me who is not much of a swimmer, let's just choose the dessert. 😄 We will die at the thought of not knowing how to swim in depths even before being harmed by the creatures in it.

OMG! I have just noticed my typo errors. The word "dessert" here was meant to be "desert".

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I would prefer the sea. At least it would accept you when you decide it's time to die unlike the desert, it will take longer and will be more mentally escruciating for you in the desert

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Thabang Amos wrote:
11 Dec 2017, 04:18
I would prefer the sea. At least it would accept you when you decide it's time to die unlike the desert, it will take longer and will be more mentally escruciating for you in the desert
Do you mean to say, when you're gonna get tired of fighting for your life's safety, you'll just have yourself drowned? :o

Before you die of drowning, you're gonna feel the pain of the sea water getting in your body. Uh_oh

I am sensitive to pain. I could say, both are excruciating. The thought of death makes me cringe.

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Post by Sakilunamermaid »

That's a really hard thing to decide. The lack of water and sun exposure in both situations are deadly. In the desert you could end up walking in circles and not finding any sign of life. You could possibly get water from a cactus but honestly I doubt the things we read in books or see in movies are that easy. There is no shade during the day and at night the temperatures plummet. Sandstorms could end up burying you, but then I'm thinking worst case scenario.

In the sea, there is salt water, so you have to figure out how to filter it or you just end up making your situation worse. If you had the skills and tools you could fish, that is if you have a ship/ something to float on and aren't treading water.

Honestly I'd probably go for the desert because I'm a weak swimmer. But in both situations I don't think I would survive long.

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Both are harsh, but I would say the desert is better for man's survival because there are not many dangerous creatures lurking around and one can breath without the need of an oxygen tank. Land is man's natural habitat, the ocean is not.

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