Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?
Seeing as I worry a lot already... I'll go with the genius. Less transition that way.
A joyful simpleton. I can't accuse myself of being a genius so let's say I think I'm an intelligent, insightful individual. Either way, knowing things or understanding them enough to see the writing on the wall can be a dark cloud you drag with you in some cases. In other words, I would welcome walking through everyday believing this world is on the "right track".
I'd rather be intelligent with worries - after all if I'm a genius I can come up with a way to manage my anxiety right?
But if you were intelligent you wouldn't want more worries ,would you really?
I can see no scenario where I would prefer stupidity. I'd rather be smart and a worrier - yes.
So you think joy and simplicity= stupidity? Wow!
Enjoy your smarts! I'll take a simple joyful life any day.
The question was an "either or" type question nowhere did I say joy and simplicity is stupid, but being ignorant doesn't solve problems in the world. Would you want an ignorant surgeon? didn't think so. You're taking this question way too seriously.
Because a genius would also know that there are certain matters that have no good answer or outcome...only bad...that seems like it would make a person worry a bit more than those who still have hope through naivety. Ignorance is bliss!
i think worried genius caz i always prefer go for searching more and more, when doing some thing, this is the bad habit that never let me sit patiently and i think a joyful simpleton never care for it
I like the best of both worlds so I'd strive for joyful genius. Of course I'd have to be a simpleton to believe I reached it.
Well I am a joy girl, therefore I must say, "Joy is the way to go. When you have joy you have clarity and focus and Genius happens in those type of moments." This is my story and I'm sticking to it. Have a joyful tomorrow and here is to hoping that genius happens in your simple and joyful moments.
Joyful simpleton.....Why would I add worry to my life? Why would a genius have worries, if they were so smart thay could figure it out whatever 'it' is that's causing the worry. Life is way to short to ad any more stress than you have to.
Neither. I'd rather be a joyful genius, which is what I am. God gave me a high IQ, and I literally am, technically, a genius, based on that IQ. And, I am joyful because I am saved through Jesus- the only way to eternal life with God.
Remember: Life sometimes offers choices. But, the truth is, you have more choices than they are voicing. One of these is to turn to God, be forgiven of your wrongdoings (and the right you should have done, but didn't)- and receive peace.
The ability of the mind - genius or simpleton - actually has no correlation happiness, or even with success in life. What does correlate with success is "emotional IQ", the ability to maintain your personal peace in challenging or hostile situations.
In conclusion, my full answer is, "I'd rather have Jesus in any circumstances or conditions."
Why choose, when you can have the best of both.
Genius is defined as a person who excels in one's line of work. The excellence come to a point were the person is unaffected by opinions of others, confidence in one's own decision, whether right or wrong and is happy even when alone.
Above is the perfect definition for the joyful simpleton.
I would like to be a jenius. I am a jenius. And what would you llike to be.? Any person can create something unique and be a happy genius. You need to use your imagination.
Seeing as I already am a self-proclaimed genius and absolutely hate worrying, I'd very much like to be a joyful simpleton, which is something I've not been for years.
I would rather be neither. A worried genius is not a genius in my book. Yes, one should not deny things like global warming, but one should be rational about the way they can individually impact the world. Worry for a moment and then act. We impact the world by the causes we support via financial support or by political action. Some of us educate those around us , to enable them to also impact the world. Worry is negative thinking and at a basic spiritual level benefits no one. One can be joyful by embracing simplicity so you have the time and energy to impact the wider world and your own personal life. A balanced life guided by a positive attitude and the genius of simplicity will get you far.
Well said what a great answer. Those above supposed geniuses are actually ignorant when they subtract joy and choose worry, maybe thinking simplicity and joy = not intelligent. Oh well it's their loss in life. I'll take simplicity and joy any day.
I'd rather be a joyful, loving simpleton than a worried, arrogant genius any day.
I have a genius IQ, but it isn't nearly as important as humility.
I'm not the brightest genius on the planet, by a long shot. Each of my 3 younger brothers have IQ's far above mine. Especially my youngest brother at 200+ (unmeasurable) -- in the realm of Einstein or Goethe. I think I may be the most "worried" one of the lot and too frequently the most arrogant. Shrugging off that yoke has been a life's ambition. It's working, but it's baby steps each decade.
I long for the simple bliss of life without ego, where I didn't need a body in order to see or think or move objects in this world. But I felt the loving arms of the Heavenly Father.
I have seen, living here these last few years in the Philippines, some people who are far poorer financially than I. I would gladly be reborn a poor driver of a trycicad (peddle-driven transportation for hire), helping people with love and generosity.
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