Rather be stupid and happy or intelligent and unhappy?

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Would you rather be dumb and happy or intelligent and unhappy?
I would rather be stupid and happy? 34%  34%  [ 15 ]
I would rather be intelligent and unhappy? 66%  66%  [ 29 ]
Total votes : 44

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20 Mar 2008, 9:41 am

If you had to choose one, which would you rather be?



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20 Mar 2008, 9:44 am

intelligent and unhappy i choose :)



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20 Mar 2008, 9:44 am

I'd be dumb and happy!



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20 Mar 2008, 9:48 am

I choose stupid and happy -- and I think I'm pretty much where I want to be!

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20 Mar 2008, 9:58 am

Doesnt matter, any of the two would be an improvement



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20 Mar 2008, 10:02 am

Why can't you be smart and happy? Why are the choices smart and unhappy or dumb and happy? The two aren't necessarily mutually exclusive.


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20 Mar 2008, 10:17 am

Liverbird wrote:
Why can't you be smart and happy? Why are the choices smart and unhappy or dumb and happy? The two aren't necessarily mutually exclusive.


Obviously.

Their is a point to this poll though.

Their is an obvious answer and I am interested to see how many people pick the wrong one.



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20 Mar 2008, 10:20 am

I guess I'm obtuse then, because I don't think that there is an obvious choice. I guess I had better mark dumb and happy.


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20 Mar 2008, 10:30 am

The correct answer (and there is a correct answer) is stupid and happy. If everyone with AS would try and understand this, then you have taken the first step to becoming more happy.



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20 Mar 2008, 10:33 am

I don't see how choosing intelligent and unhappy is the wrong choice. They seem both the same to me in terms of whether they're right or wrong.


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20 Mar 2008, 10:36 am

Maybe some people would rather be intelligent at the cost of their happiness for reasons other than themselves. I think a world of intelligent people with depression would be a better place than our current reality, then again if everyone was intelligent perhaps most people would be happy... This kinda depends on people having some level of altruism or at least indifference towards the feelings of others, if the intelligent people were all malicious then i don't think it would be much of an improvement. :?



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20 Mar 2008, 10:53 am

I chose intelligent and unhappy, because with behavioral modification, and with the right medication, as well as therapy, one can become intelligent and happy.



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20 Mar 2008, 10:56 am

I'd choose to be intelligent and happy.


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20 Mar 2008, 11:02 am

I would use my intelligence to make myself happy.



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20 Mar 2008, 11:07 am

JWRed wrote:
The correct answer (and there is a correct answer) is stupid and happy. If everyone with AS would try and understand this, then you have taken the first step to becoming more happy.


I'm happy. I picked the second choice anyway. I can live with being unhappy.

There is no wrong choice.

Maybe wrong and right for you, but different people mean different truths.