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Post Reply Would you rather be a misunderstood genius or lauded fool?
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Posted 7/21/17 , edited 7/21/17
Would you rather be a genius who everybody(yes, even the authority figures) thinks is dumb or a fool who everyone thinks is brilliant?

Basically, either you are smart but look dumb or you're dumb but you seem smart. Of course, you can't use one to get the other and you are stuck with your decision for life.
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I would rather be confident in the fact that i am not an idiot that everyone loves
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I've done both and neither are good.
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I'd rather be smart, curse what others may think.
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Yikes!
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Misunderstood genius.
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Posted 7/22/17 , edited 7/22/17
Maybe I made this thread too easy with the scant descriptions?
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"His genius could not have been more extravagantly lauded in Amadeus"
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16 / M / Canada
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I definitely want to be Matt Damon!
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I am both and neither feel good
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misunderstood genius. I could care less what other think.
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Posted 10/28/17 , edited 10/29/17

wargamefriend wrote:

misunderstood genius. I could care less what other think.


Exactly!
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Posted 2/7/18 , edited 2/8/18
Without a doubt, a misunderstood genius. If I had genius level intelligence my life would be complete. To be able to accumulate knowledge and use it for the betterment of this world would please me greatly. I am perfectly fine if I am misunderstood, for I am sure with the kind deeds I would do people will still learn to respect my teachings. Also, I would be good at chess and checkers
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well both
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This question is basically "do you want the life of Nikola Tesla or Thomas Edison?". Of course everyone chooses the first option because it sounds better, but would you really rather live broke and alone in an old hotel room living off saltine crackers with no friends but pigeons until you die in your 80s, than die a multimillion surrounding by praise and fame that will survive many decades after you're death? Misunderstood genius's deserve more but they get far less and I don't think most of the people voting and commenting here really understand the full extent of what their choice really means.
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