I've lost sight in an eye for over a week, after the eye gouging I mentioned some posts back. The biggest upset was the completely loss of peripheral vision. You're brain has been hardwired for however many years you've been alive to do everything with two eyes and depth perception. Most people have no clue what I'm even really talking to, in terms of how important it is, until they lose the ability to use an eye. Then suddenly nearly everything that relies on vision is made harder. It takes some time to get used to, as one has to relearn activities, sometimes even relearn neuro muscular pathways, just to be able to do something basically that was done with relative ease with two eyes.It isn't just about depth perception. You lose peripheral vision on one entire side of your body and it upsets your balance.
And yet, even with that, the physical is still less important that the psychological aspect of fighting, which is where the good and bad are judged. Having fought a bunch growing up and as an adult, including actual combat with armed enemy, and from the knowledge I've accrued from reading about famous warriors of the past, and current ones (like SOF veterans), all who talk about the importance of it, I wholeheartedly believe in the absolutely necessity to have proper combat mindset, it is without a doubt what truly separates the best from everyone else. One can have a superior warrior mindset while missing an eye and still be a great warrior, whereas someone physically perfect, not just two working eyes, but incredibly athletic, in perfect health, tough and brave in many regards, can suck as a warrior simply for not possessing the right combat mindset.