Friday, November 5, 2010

Would You Rather....

Since i don't really have a lot to write about today i figured i would answer the prompt for today.

Would you rather be wealthy and ugly, wise and sickly, or beautiful and stupid?

In order to really answer this i guess you have to think out all the options so lets give it a go.

If you were beautiful, some would say, that it doesn't matter if you are stupid. You would be afforded opportunities that could make you rich, popular, loved (all be it for the wrong reasons maybe), and happy (in theory i guess). Being stupid however isn't a fixable thing. I guess some would say it is. But if you are truly stupid then that would mean you lack the ability to learn and grow there for leaving you always stupid. Doesn't sound very appealing to me. Beauty can be bought and stupidity just isn't acceptable to me.

To be wise is a wonderful attribute. Wise people are often wealthy in all the ways that truly matter. Love, culture, education, faith, family, friends, and work. They however can also push others away with their know-it-all attitude and obsession with gaining more knowledge. To be sickly, which i would assume means either a disability or disease, would be a hard thing to deal with for anyone no matter your situation or intelligence. I suppose when combined with being wise it would give you a goal to work towards though. You could put your intelligence to use to find a cure or build new machinery to help those with disabilities.

Wealth is measured in different things but for the purpose of the question i will assume you are referring to money-wealth. Money is a great thing to have. It can reduce stress for someone in a tight situation and help someone who really needs it. It can be used to help foundations find cures or help the less fortunate. However wealth is not always the answer. With money comes power and with power comes often a big head. To think one is all powerful is truly sad. Money and power can not always get you everything you want. Ugly...what is there to say about ugly. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder i suppose. So to be ugly would only be the opinion of those who see you as ugly but to those who see you as beautiful, well you get the point.

I don't know if i really would want to be a combo of any of these. I think there are ups and downs to all of them. If i had to choose i think i would have to pick wise and sickly because if you are truly wise i would think you would be able to know what to do with your wiseness.

What would you pick?

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