Be honest – would you rather be attractive or intelligent? Which do you think is more helpful in life? Who has it easier?
I would like to think intelligence will take you further – having good ideas and making smart choices. That would definitely be helpful in life.
But if you’re good-looking are you seen as more approachable or given more opportunities? If looks could open doors that would also be helpful.
I feel like I should say I would prefer to be intelligent but sometimes I think I would rather be attractive.
They say when you recover from an eating disorder the last things to go are your body image issues. That’s a painfully honest statement. I’m at a point in my recovery where I’m eating well and feel great physically but, yes, my struggles with body image are still nagging me.
I feel if I were attractive I would feel comfortable – maybe even confident – when I go out in public. But yesterday I went to the grocery store and I realized no one else looked like a supermodel either. Is that mean? Is that the wrong way to look at it?
My dietician asked an interesting question – do you dress for yourself or others?
But then again, there are many days when intelligence wins. I hope one day I’m known for my achievements – my artwork and writing. Being attractive won’t get you ahead in those fields.
What’s more important in my life – feeling confident in public or growing as an artist and writer?
Hands down, I want to be a better artist and writer.
So intelligence is my answer.
Attractive vs. intelligent – what’s your answer? Which is more beneficial?