what will you choose to be - smart or popular?

India
November 14, 2007 1:11pm CST
hello friends, here is something for you to that will make you think about yourself.OK I'd like to hear what you have to say. So when you answer my question, you have to pick either one or the other. You can't sit on the fence and be in the middle, ok? So basically, you choose a side and tell me why you've chosen that side. Drum rolls please....here's the question: Would you rather be smart or be everyone's friend?
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8 responses
@secretbear (19463)
• Philippines
15 Nov 07
hi rinku! ^__^ i think i'd prefer to be smart rather than to be popular. i don't want to be a dumb person always being chased by dumb fans. LOL i'd rather be a smart low profiler because i don't like too many eyes and attention on me. and i would like to know a lot and not being left behind about things. ^__^
• India
28 Nov 07
hii secretbear i think that is one of me.you have the same thought as me.i am very much introvert and don't get along easily with people.so for me being smart is better than popular.otherwise it will be difficult for an introvert to survive here.LOL.
• United States
14 Nov 07
I would much rather be smart than be popular and have pretty much been like that my whole life. Dont get me wrong, friends are a wonderful thing, but being dumb just doesnt work for me.
• India
28 Nov 07
surely friends are wonderful part of our lives.but i think you should be a bit smart to make your space in this fast world.isn't it?
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
14 Nov 07
Hello there. Actually I want to be both. I think I am already quite smart (LOL sorry for being thick skinned). I am definitely not everyone's friend. The fact is we cannot please everyone. I do have many good and true friends though. =D If I can ONLY choose ONE, I would choose to be everyone's friend. I am a sociable person by nature and I cannot bear not having friends. Thank goodness in real life, we need to have to choose only one. We can be a bit of both. =D
• India
28 Nov 07
hehehehehe you just stole the words from my mouth.even i want to be both.and its true we can't please everybody.but we can be a mix of both,isn't it?LOL.
@angemac23 (2005)
• Canada
14 Nov 07
I would rather be smart. You eventually dont get anywhere in life just by being popular.
• India
28 Nov 07
i appreciate your thoughts.and to some extent i agree with you also.because smart people always make their way and reach their goals.popularity isn't too far.
• India
21 Nov 07
smart deal - strong hands
This is an absoulte tricky question that really pts me in confusion.what i feel there is no separation between words smart and popular.ofcourse if you re talking about the negative popularity then i dont think you have to be smart,but one has to be cunning then.now tlking about the positive popularity,i think only smart people can be popular.atleast he/she ought to be smart in atleast one field so that they can be popular.without smartness,i really wonder how can one be popular.but another important thing to be noted is just smartness alone will never fetch you popularity,you ought to be creative and a bit lucky too.so if you ask me to chose among the two,i would better like to be smart and i think if i try hard,i can be popular and well known.
@dbhattji (2507)
• India
20 Nov 07
I would like to be smart because popularity does not last forever.
@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
15 Nov 07
This is very easy for me. I would pick smart. I always did well in school and loved learning however my social skills were very lacking. I still keep to myself and don't socialize well with others. I enjoy learning new things and skills but not really hanging out with people. I am private in the "real world"
@chunter (1761)
• Singapore
15 Nov 07
Definitely smart....coz smart can earn you more money than popular