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Would you rather be brilliant or popular?

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Melodi, 19
Gahanna
, OH   USA

Well, I believe both can get you in trouble but if I only had an option to choose one instead of neither, I would pick brillant. Mayeb being brilliant would help me in a positive way to ensure my loved ones would be taken care of.

Stephanie, 25
TX  USA

Hmm. Cool question. I think if I were brilliant, I could find a way to become popular - so, brilliant it is!

Fisch, 46
Preston
, CT   USA

I was never given a choice before and I'm too old to change my ways.

Jill, 60
Saylorsburg
, PA  USA

Popular for my brilliance

Felicia, 35
Lowell
, MA   USA

Well, since I'm both brilliant and popular, I have the best of both worlds! :-0

Laura, 36
Lowell
, MA   USA

I'm not sure, but I'll say brilliant. Smart enough to amuse yourself. :)

Firelady, 23
Dallas
, TX  USA

Brilliant. As long as the important people love me, I'm happy.

karen, 22
Marshalltown/Ames
, IA  USA

Brilliant

Jaden, 21
Brampton, Ontario CANADA

Brilliant!

Tracy, 24
Ocean City
, NJ   USA

Brilliant

Angela, 18
Bella Vista
, AR  USA

I'd rather be both, of course. But if I had to choose, I'll take brilliance.  It generally lasts, while popularity is fleeting.

Jane, 62
West Linn
, OR   USA

i know it sounds shallow but if anyone has been to high school these days, you know the answer is popular. being smart helps you in the longrun but id like to be popular.

Karen2, 15
Boston
, MA   USA

Brilliant, who cares about popularity?

Dianne, 17
Ontario  CANADA

Brilliant, but not so much that I know how unpopular I am.

Ryan, 28
Riedlingen  GERMANY

Brilliant. Intelligience lasts forever...popularity fades.

Jennifer, 19
Wilkes-Barre
, PA  USA

Hands down, brilliant...Since I am a jacka.., and have never(nor care to be) popular...I think I have a good perspective on it...being popular is not my bag...the fact is, I want to be thought of as a freak...I take that as a compliment...I wish I were brilliant, that would reek of awesomeness...of course, like Socrates would say(or to paraphrase me)...a wise man knows he is ignorant...going by that definition, I must be really wise(cuz I am certainly an ignorant man)...

Frodo
age unknown, parts unknown

Brilliant!

Ry, 23

Brilliant.

Talia, 24
Wilton
, CT   USA

brilliant

stickman, 27
SOUTH AFRICA

I would MUCH rather be brilliant.

Lisa J., 23
TN  USA

Well, my immediate answer was going to be brilliant, but after thinking it over for a few moments I believe I would rather be popular. I am a follower of the ideology that "ignorance is bliss" and I think it would be tough to be genuinely happy if you were extremely intellectual.

Aaron, 22
VA  USA

brilliant, of course.

Patty

Hands down! I would rather be popular!

Reba, 50+
Silver Spring
, MD  USA

I would want to be brilliantly popular - popular for being brilliant and brilliant for being popular! Wonder if you got that...*hee hee*

Tiara, 15
Johor  MALAYSIA

I'd rather be brilliant whereas it's more important to me to be at least somewhat intellectual than to be popular. I think your intelligence should always come before how popular or unpopular you are; whether you want to be intellectual or not.

Ivan, 20
Spotsylvania
, VA  USA

Brilliant. Sadly, I'm neither, but I'm closer to being brilliant than to being popular.

Johanna, 18
OK  USA

I'm neither now and I have a great life, so it really does not matter.

Janet, 44
E. Brunswick
, NJ  USA

Brilliant. When you're brilliant, you can invent something and be a millionaire. When you're popular, you never get a moment's time to yourself.

Kristin, 20
IA  USA

I WOULD PREFER TO BE BRILLIANT SO I WOULD NOT HAVE TO LOOK THINGS UP WHEN I NEED TO DO SOMETHING AND I WOULD LOVE MY ENGLISH TO BE CORRECT IN MAKING CONVERSATION.

Marci, 56
Diamond
, OH   USA

I would rather be brilliant. It would open a whole new world. So would popularity but I feel that I would like the world of intellect better.

Celeste, 30
Colorado Springs
, CO  USA

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