I’ve been toying with this question for a while, because it’s something I ask myself quite often.
Would you rather be smart or funny?
Now, to make this question interesting, I have to add some caveats. Because if you asked me that question, before you could finish saying funny, I’d answer FUNNY. Funny, coupled with my average intelligence, would be AWESOME. For me. Maybe not for you. Maybe you’d get tired of me and boot me out of your club, but I love funny people. I want to be them.
So the caveat to this is that, if you’re funny, you’re not particularly smart; you have less than a 100 IQ. You’re average. You’re, uh, me. HA! Sucker!
But seriously, you can’t cheat on this question and be all, oh, I’ll have my cake and eat it too. Uh-uh. No, that’s not how this game is played. It is one or the other. You choose one, you lose the other.
If you choose to be funny, you make friends easily, lots of people like you (sorry, there’s always some haters out there), and you’re often the center of attention (in a good way).
BUT, if you choose smart, well, you’re SUPER smart. In whatever way you want to be! You know how some people are math smart or language smart or food smart? Basically, you’re a genius at something, or maybe just super smart about everything. But along with your being super smart, you’re also stunted socially. You’re stiff, you have a hard time making friends, often times you don’t get the slight, silly jokes people tell. You don’t *get* many of the social clues others pick up on. Now, that’s not to say that don’t have any friends. I’m just saying, you have to have some drawback to being smart.
So that’s your choice for this week. Smart or funny. One or the other. Which will you choose?