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Without choosing both, which do you feel is more beneficial for triumphing over

  1. YvetteParker profile image73
    YvetteParkerposted 6 years ago

    Without choosing both, which do you feel is more beneficial for triumphing over adversity?

    Mental ability or physical ability

  2. tonymead60 profile image93
    tonymead60posted 6 years ago

    Definately I would say mental ability is stronger, keep your cool and you will get the result you need and want.

    1. YvetteParker profile image73
      YvetteParkerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Tonymead60, I must agree. Positive attitude, a renewed mind, and prayer are powerful mental abilities for triumphing over adversity. I know you've heard the quote "Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it." Thanks for you comment.

  3. Dave Mathews profile image60
    Dave Mathewsposted 6 years ago

    How about "NEITHER"? My way is by prayer and trusting in God to find the solution and explain step by step how to either overcome, or go around it.

    1. YvetteParker profile image73
      YvetteParkerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      How about God revealing a solution to you through prayer that involves either mental or physical ability (as we are spirits with a mind housed in a body); would you still not choose either?

  4. Catzgendron profile image72
    Catzgendronposted 6 years ago

    Against all odd our minds ability to overcome shall save us. read more

  5. rLcasaLme profile image74
    rLcasaLmeposted 6 years ago

    Mental ability is more beneficial. This had been demonstrated throughout history. Look at what happened with King Philip's Armada. What about the invention of guns? and many more...
    But if you're talking about physical competition like martial arts or boxing, wits alone won't give you victory.

  6. zzron profile image55
    zzronposted 6 years ago


    It's not possible to pick only one as both attributes work together and one cannot work without the other. For example, every physical action can not be executed without first having a mental thought of conceiving the idea. Every physical action first begins with a thought. You could have all the mental ideas for something but it is absolutely useless if you don't have the physical attributes to materialize the mental idea.

  7. tsmog profile image83
    tsmogposted 6 years ago

    I agree with zzron. This is a trick question for some. Philosophically, mental wins out considering that to be synonymous with the thought process.

  8. Civil War Bob profile image60
    Civil War Bobposted 6 years ago

    Mental beats physical because you can use your brain to figure out how to use your physical resource better...prayer, like Dave says, works, too.

  9. stanwshura profile image73
    stanwshuraposted 6 years ago

    Cognitive/intellectual - no doubt about it if you ask me.  There may some specialized circumstances, roles and/or lifestyles that might -*might*- credibly argue for the other - athlete, inmate, furniture mover - but overall, you can very well use your mental processes quite effectively with almost (or even absolutely?!) no physical strength or skill.

    I don't see that the reverse could ever be true.

  10. Attikos profile image79
    Attikosposted 6 years ago

    It depends fully on the circumstances. If you're confronted with a falling tree, the physical ability to leap instinctively out of the way will save your life. If you have to solve a business problem, then you have to be able to think it through.