An English Question about Happiness and IQ

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    • #107980

      If you had to choose between happiness and low IQ, which one would you go for? Why?

    • #108020

      If I go with happiness that means I will have low IQ? In that case I would prefer high IQ. But If I can have my current IQ percentage or at least an average IQ, I would go with happiness.

      • #108022

        That’s right. The question is actually reflecting the matter of either THIS or THAT. In English, you can say, “you cannot have your cake and eat it too”. In fact, the question is evident by itself.

    • #108023

      Alright, in that case I would choose to have high IQ. Because in that case maybe I would invent something and I don’t want to be known as silly.

      • #108035

        That’s quite understandable. Generally, it’s believed that people endowed with high IQ might not live very happily as they tend to analyze matters around them excessively. We can discuss that in the class, though.

    • #108024

      be known as a silly person.*

    • #108036

      By the way, I’ve got a suggestion for you!
      Each one of you can give a short lecture / presentation in the class on pre-specified topics lasting for around 5 minutes. Then all of us would ask the lecturer some questions about the topic. Mispronunciations will also be corrected.
      Let’s vote on it, please.

    • #108084
      Farhang Hooshmand

      I do not like to be a low IQ stupid person even in expense of losing happiness. From years ago some people believed that knowing more decrease your level of joyfulness . With each step of increasing knowledge it appears that you do not know nothing. May be it is the reason why wise people are more silent. But I like this kind of sillence.

    • #108087
      Farhang Hooshmand

      I choose not to not be a stupid person and I want to have a very high IQ like 200.
      Because I want to be like a scientist.
      But if I could have the same IQ as I have I will choose happiness 😊

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