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If you had to choose one over the other, which one would you choose?


Choose wisely. What do you think?
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Being intelligent, if for no other reason then so I have the sense to make healthier lifestyle choices.
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Healthy, if the other side is being Stephen Hawking. Though being Stephen Hawking does have it perks, wheelchair and all.
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Intelligent. Can lead the human species to the stars and to be forever remember in history.
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Intelligence is overrated. Unless said intelligence comes with social intelligence and intelligence to willingly make stupid decisions for the hell of it.

If it's just book smarts, I'd take health over intelligence any day. Although I do have both, I'd rather have a nice healthy functional and decent looking body then a brain that understands things so easily it leads to depression, paranoia, and other such not so lovely things. Unless it comes with social intelligence.

Main problem that I have with high intelligence is that it makes it hard to converse with people about hard to understand topics, such as the consequences of a sudden population drop, black hole theories, removal of pennies from modern currency, or calorie energy conversion of farmland into livestock.

Also autism sucks at times. It feels bad when you think that someone told a joke, but you still have to ask just to make sure that they weren't serious. You just get that feeling of "buzzkill" stared at you by everyone.
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Healthy.
I doubt Mr.Hawking likes being in a chair all the time

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Lance_Clemings wrote:

Intelligence is overrated. Unless said intelligence comes with social intelligence and intelligence to willingly make stupid decisions for the hell of it.

If it's just book smarts, I'd take health over intelligence any day. Although I do have both, I'd rather have a nice healthy functional and decent looking body then a brain that understands things so easily it leads to depression, paranoia, and other such not so lovely things. Unless it comes with social intelligence.

Main problem that I have with high intelligence is that it makes it hard to converse with people about hard to understand topics, such as the consequences of a sudden population drop, black hole theories, removal of pennies from modern currency, or calorie energy conversion of farmland into livestock.

Also autism sucks at times. It feels bad when you think that someone told a joke, but you still have to ask just to make sure that they weren't serious. You just get that feeling of "buzzkill" stared at you by everyone.


Just a pet peeve of mine, but autism rarely denotes intelligence from my experience, nor the other way around. For every pseudo savant you get ten average students, if not downright dumb.

Though I am pretty stupid, I can't imagine being stupider.
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Lance_Clemings wrote:

Intelligence is overrated. Unless said intelligence comes with social intelligence and intelligence to willingly make stupid decisions for the hell of it.

If it's just book smarts, I'd take health over intelligence any day. Although I do have both, I'd rather have a nice healthy functional and decent looking body then a brain that understands things so easily it leads to depression, paranoia, and other such not so lovely things. Unless it comes with social intelligence.

Main problem that I have with high intelligence is that it makes it hard to converse with people about hard to understand topics, such as the consequences of a sudden population drop, black hole theories, removal of pennies from modern currency, or calorie energy conversion of farmland into livestock.

Also autism sucks at times. It feels bad when you think that someone told a joke, but you still have to ask just to make sure that they weren't serious. You just get that feeling of "buzzkill" stared at you by everyone.


Thank you. I was going to reply with a similar answer. In terms of achieving happiness, healthiness trumps intelligence pretty easily, in my opinion. I think it's pretty well known that higher intelligence often increases the likelihood of depression or some other mental illness. Plus, everyone knows you can be dumb as a rock but if you appear very healthy --- which translates into you looking very desirable --- you can live a very happy life.
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health


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Health. I think people underestimate what it's like to live with some chronic forms of illness.




PeripheralVisionary wrote:

Just a pet peeve of mine, but autism rarely denotes intelligence from my experience, nor the other way around. For every pseudo savant you get ten average students, if not downright dumb.

Though I am pretty stupid, I can't imagine being stupider.


Anyone that claims their autism makes them more intelligent or more logical is likely more a fool.
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Healthy


especially if that leads to being anime-like in attractiveness, keeping a young body into the 40s and beyond, and not dying til forever later
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I would choose being healthy. I've yet to hear of an intellect living past 90.
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PrinceJudar wrote:

Health. I think people underestimate what it's like to live with some chronic forms of illness.


I second this.
The disability weight of things like major depressive disorder and severe anxiety disorder is consistently danged high regardless of whatever sources I check. One only needs to check what else is on the list to get how bad those numbers are(0 is perfectly health, 1 is dead). The disability weight of even mental disability is... not quite as high as one would expect compared to some things here.
https://pophealthmetrics.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12963-015-0042-4
Posted 2/5/17 , edited 2/5/17
I've met some stupid people that used to be healthier than myself.
They are now no wiser and far from healthy.
Lets not forget being smart can lead to healthy choices and advancement in medicine.
Posted 2/6/17
health is more important for me.
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