Question of the Week #191

Would you rather be happy yet slow-witted and unimaginative or unhappy yet bright and creative? For example, would you rather live the life of a brilliant yet tortured artist like Vincent van Gogh, or that of a happy but carefree soul who is a bit simple-minded?

I’d rather go for bright and creative, even if it only comes with misery. But isn’t that typically how it is anyway? I mean, isn’t it the intelligent among us who get frustrated when forced to deal with others’ blissful ignorance?

I’m not saying I’d want to reach a point where I’d cut off my own ear or anything. But I think I’d be okay dealing with a bit of a tortured soul.

What about you? Do you opt for unhappy intelligence or blissful ignorance? Let me know in the comments!

*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.

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3 thoughts on “Question of the Week #191

  1. When I was younger and sickly, my parents were informed that I would probably be a vegetable if I survived. Well, I proved that WRONG. But, if I had been, I would prefer to be happy in my own skin and mind.

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