I was thinking about several quotes:
"I think only stupid people have good relationships."
"Ignorance is bliss."
"To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost."
"To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered."
We spend so much time working on our intelligence, and some think that's what makes us miserable. Some think asking why why why keeps us from enjoying life, enjoying people.
Even if you disagree with these theories and these quotes, please humor me for the sake of the poll :-)
If you had to choose between the two: would you rather be stupid and happy - or - smart and unhappy?
- Stupid and happyVote A
- Smart and unhappyVote B
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This has crossed my mind. I thought if I was born with lower intelligence there would have been less expectation of ambition. Now I don't care for money so long as I'm living within my means and I don't care much for material things. I'm working at a career that will involve constant effort to keep moving up. I'm supposed to spend my free time studying and I work so many late nights without any pay as my wage is not hourly. The motivation is supposed to be monetary but in reality it's fear of the crushing sense of failure if you don't reach high positions.
But if I was born stupid I would be very happy working in any basic job rather than a career. There would be no pressure to achieve and no sense of failure. I would just work for the sake of survival and really live my time off. I'd know that come 5 o'clock I was free and if not at least I'll be paid for the extra time. I don't think I'd have the same fear of failure because I would have been raised more in a gold star for a good effort manner rather than why did you only get 99.5% on that exam.1