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Getting to know you 15.01.2017: Which do you prefer?

Do you prefer to be smart, or happy? Why?

Looking forward to this discussion! 🙂

My answer: Happy! Happy feels better 🙂



  1. Happy. I’ve done the smart and unhappy. I’m about ready to smash myself over the head so politics, the world and scientific facts no longer scare the shit outta me. Instead it’ll just go over my head.

  2. Hmmm…I agree that it’s smart to be happy but if I had to choose, I’d definitely choose happy. Remember all of those Charles Schultz’s books with Snoopy and the gang? “Happiness is…” I used to read them to my kids when they were little. It brings back great memories.

  3. Hmmm, is made me think a bit. I’ve always been called smart and no matter what I do, I can’t help that’s how I’m viewed. So for me I just have to be myself and if that’s being smart about certain things because that’s me, then I’m happy. But I guess, I go for content. I have long learned happiness is fleeting, but contentedness can endure, even in not so good times. Sorry confusing answer I guess. If I had to pick between the two, if course happy.

  4. Definitely choose happiness, knowledge is thrown in our faces daily. You can have all the knowledge in the world and be miserable which I want to avoid. Interesting topic!

  5. I suspect that a large majority of the recipients of this query are universe-grade lucky. To live in this time and place (“western, modern world”), to live in peace (at the mall, no less) while there is war and famine all around us – that takes fall ass-backwards into angelfood cake luck. We spun well on the generational Wheel of Fortune as my burned-at-the-stake antecedents will attest to, if only they could. Many of them were smart – the intelligentsia of the day (much to the chagrin of the Pope, then). So they were smart but they, I’m sure – and I too – prefer luck.

    • 120% AGREED! I could not have said it better myself. BTW – I’m so stealing you ‘fall ass-backwards into angel food cake luck’ line. Hahaha…Nailed it!

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