Welcome once again to this week’s edition of Would You Rather Wednesday. I’m your host, the Kasbah Queen, and am thrilled you’re here to don your thinkin’ caps to contemplate, muse, and ponder the next question. But before we do that, let’s review last week’s dilemma in which I presented you with the choice of possessing a photographic memory or getting an IQ bump of 40 points.
Again, it was almost an equal split. Those seeking a higher IQ score barely edged out those wishing for a sharper memory card in their craniums for the win. Many good reasons for both sides were shared, including winning gazillions on Jeopardy, remembering tunes and other people’s names, and possessing better organizational skills.
As for me, I decided to come down on the side of a higher IQ. While I have a passion for learning as much as I can in this lifetime, I believe I have to work harder than most to retain and apply newly acquired knowledge. It would be nice to be able to learn more and in a shorter time span. I’m also always fighting the self-defeating demon that I’m the least intelligent person in the room (well, not right at the moment since I’m the only one in the room – let’s hope I’m smarter than the chair I’m sitting in). I’d like a razor-sharp intellect and be able to absorb and apply what I’ve learned with some ease. Also, I could more easily beat the 13 year-old at Connect Four, at least once in a while.
And now, on to this week’s question:
Would you rather
know without a doubt the purpose and direction of your life
– OR –
never have to worry about money for the rest of your life?
So, which will you choose? Your life’s purpose, laid out for you in a glossy portfolio with lots of photos and snarky anecdotes (at least that’s how I imagine it)? Or an ethical, locked-in money scheme that ensures you never have money worries ever again? Sit, sip, and share. I always love to hear from you.