Would you rather be above average looking with average intelligence or average looking with above average intelligence?
- Average looking with above average intelligenceVote A
- Above average looking with average intelligenceVote B
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Difficult question. It depends what you consider "above" intelligence or looking. If you take my education as a measuring scale, I am certainly above intelligent (I attend a university, which only about 15-20% of the population in my country manage to do (for academic reasons, not financial ones, university is rather cheap). However, I'm not a genius or anything like that. I once took an IQ test (though they are not completely trustworthy) and came out around 130, which is above-average but not like "omg he's a freakin' Einstein" kind of intelligent. My looks are pretty average I'd say. So I'm already more or less in the situation that I have option A. Now... generally I like being smart. It's fun to be interested in a lot of stuff and enjoy reading and learning new things. I also believe that my intelligence makes me an overall more open-minded and tolerant person, as these things frequently correlate and interact. However, sometimes being intelligent can also be a burden. It can be incredibly hard to bear the fact that there are so many stupid people in the world who destroy it in some way and don't even realize how stupid they are. It's hard to stand next to it and having to watch it and understand it. It's a bit like with ISIS. You watch them destroy all those beautiful temples in Palmyra and other ancient cities and you just keep thinking "what a bunch of complete idiots". You KNOW they're wrong in what they believe and you KNOW that the things they say to justify their acts of violence are bullshit but you can't do anything about it. So in a way, being intelligent makes people a little bitter I believe. At least I struggle with that sometimes. It makes you desperate to know that you're one of a minority who understands what the real problems are. So sometimes I wish I was really handsome and hot but kind of dumb. I could live in my blissful ignorance and everything would be just fine. But then again I think it would also be quite a boring life. So I really can't decide. On some days I'd pick option A and on other days I'd pick option B.0