The ability to be truly happy is a kind of intelligence.
Ignorance is bliss, but I'd rather be intelligent.
intelligent to make happiness
Hello Ms. yulico<br />
I was about to refuse to answer your question, until I read your age group. Okay, NOW I understand. I suspect that "happy" (to you in a school- or social situation) means "popular"; whereas "intelligent" (in the same school- or social situation) means "nerdy .. or at least unpopular, therefore, not happy).<br />
In this scenario, I would answer "intelligent", because popularity is only temporary, whereas intelligence is "forever"!!! And being a relatively intelligent person, already, I know my intelligence has brought me years of keen insight and pleasure that I don't think that only "popular" persons would have the capacity to enjoy.<br />
Hey, no problem. based on your reply about patronizing, I shall restate what I had originally written: Happiness and intelligence are as meaningless to compares as apples and oranges ... no, rather ... apples and mice. .... On the basis of this I shall not even consider answering your question, which has zero meaning whatsoever. ... Cheers, AnonymousButCandid
I refuse to talk to you any more on this subject. It sounds as though you are looking for a fight, of which I will not indulge you. As a person who has over 50 best answers during his very first month in EP, I am neither patronizing, nor a bully. You may have the last word in this thread, because I shall never respond to any of your questions again. Cheers, AnonymousButCandid
I would rather be intelligent, because I aspire to be of service to the future of humanity. What purpose would I serve in that regard if I could not adequately fathom, assess, and address the difficulties we face in life? I think this is what would lead to ultimate fulfillment for me. Looking back on my life, I think that intelligence has better served my progression and fulfillment than happiness has.
Happy. Intelligent people are more likely to suffer mental illness, and there are plenty of people who are neither intelligent nor happy; intelligence is not widely prized in this world of worlds anyway (sure doesn't pay like famous actors or successful sports figures). But happiness is generally a fleeting thing and wildly dependent on circumstances which fluctuate regularly in a life that is being truly lived, so if I really had to choose, I would choose a sense of well-being and contentment.
Happy, u can always learn things through ur life but if u arent happy what have u got
Happy! If you're not happy then nothing matters :)
I'd rather be content .. and that would mean I'm happy about my level of intelligence.
Sure it is ... it's called "poetic license"
To be happy or not to be ... that is the question. lol
Slap happy ... lol
Happy...sometimes knowing too much is why we are upset and agitated in the first place.
Who says I'm not both?
I did read it, and choosing not to be confined by those parameters, answered differently!
Just because someone does not answer the question in a way you expect does not make the person (or answer) arrogant (and I make no claims on it being intelligent, either).
It is a matter of expectation, when you quite obtusely seem to think that every answer is going to garner a response that is directly relevant to the question provided (you clearly have never seen a political debate; they never answer the question given). Since you seem deadset on pushing this issue, you obviously have missed the implied humor and have taken this forum far too seriously.
I am one missing joke? Is our grammar failing us now?
Bully? Someone's a bit sensitive, especially for someone who attacks a non-serious answer in a serious manner.
Everyone knows the best generals attack from multiple fronts. You think you've defeated my, but actually my attack was flanked, and now you are surrounded!
Heh, kind of!
Ah, but that is not actually me, just a mannequin! I'm actually behind you!
to be frank i would rather be happy than to be intelligent.... whats the essence of being intelligent when you not at peace with your self it will lead to frustration...
Happy. Already have the intelligent.
I'd choose Intelligent. Already have happy.
Choosing one doesn't necessarily exclude the idea that the other is already possessed. You should've been more specific: 'If you could only have one, would you rather be happy or have intelligence?'