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Would you rather be 5% smarter or 5% better looking? The catch is, which ever one you choose to increase, the other goes down bu the same amount.

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If you believe you’re more smart than you are good looking go with the brains, if you think your better looking than you are smart go with the looks.

5% increase in your stronger attribute is larger that a 5% increase of your weaker and the same goes for the decrease.

You could be super smart but not so good looking but by taking the looks you’ve taken a decent hit to your intelligence but only improved your looks slightly.

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I will gladly take 10% better looking to be 10% less intelligent. I'm already 3-sigma above mean, go TNS!

I place a higher value on happiness utility than knowledge utility, and there is an alienating effect when you can't relate to people. I would rather be a happy pig than a sad Socrates.

TNS for those who don't know is the Triple Nine Society. Bunch of weirdo misfits.

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Better looking. I'm really smart, but look like a potato.

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But are you a "sweet"potato? 😁

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Better looking. Reason for being single for so long has always been too smart and not good looking enough.

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C8 I take the point. I think it would be interesting to know ppls ages and responses here. The older I have gotten the less I care about looks. The last time I straightened my hair or put on mascara was well before the pandemic and I would never want to be with someone who gave a shit about that lol

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You can’t be 105% attractive.

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Oh Big Ed, I’m guessing you really are regretting that life choice you made to cheat on your ex-wife.

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I'd rather be 5% less crazy.

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Why is this so true...

Smarter. You can’t fix stupid.

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Smarter. I’m sooo handsome, -5% won’t make a difference.

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I mean, there is more to life than being really really ridiculously good looking so I’ll give up on 5% of these ridiculous good looks to just be really ridiculously good looking and get smarter

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The Derek Zoolander Center for kids who want to read good and do other stuff good too?

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Depends on where I start off at. Don’t mind going from Harvard to Columbia if I can be the face of Vogue

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I love a good state school

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5% taller works for me

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Or a big female bear, or neither? #MECE

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Good looks gets you far. 5% is relative though but from what I can tell. A girl that’s 5% prettier than average can make more than me on her onlyfans account alone.

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5% less smarter and 5% less good looking, that way I can fit in better with the rest of you, currently a shining star

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I’ll take the looks. Why waste time say lot word when few word do trick.

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Kevin is my favorite

I think everyone here is super smart. I need a husband! Anyone here is single? I’m cute, fit, 5’2, female 27! Has a masters! DM me 😉

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"I need a husband!" Slow it down a bit, let's get a coffee first and after a week or so we can get married

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2.5% smarter and 2.5% prettier

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It’s a weighted average

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See a lot of strategic mistakes being made in this crowd. If you are already significantly stronger in one of these traits, taking a 5% hit in your strong trait to gain a 5% increase in your weak trait is a horrible move. Lean into your strengths, and take the more significant bump (and the smaller trade off). Otherwise you’re just making yourself more mediocre.

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After 50 is irrelevant? LMAO - no son, it is certainly not...

Prettier. I’m pretty now but I need a husband. I work hard and that can offset the decrease in smartness

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SC5, can’t help you on the height, but Latisse works wonders for the lashes. Likewise for voluma in the cheekbones.

Meh! 5% is nothing. I can easily become 5% hotter by showering & 5% smarter by shutting the hell up.

Up the stakes & I may give it a consideration. 🤪

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Better looking because plastic surgery is more expensive than a Udemy class.

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But smarter will likely get you richer which will allow you to go to a better plastic surgeon and make more of a difference!

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As long as we’re dealing in hypotheticals, how about we make me 95% smarter and 95% better looking?

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As one goes up, the other goes down by the same percentage. Make your choice BCG1.

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As I age I feel like all of this is happening naturally. Getting smarter, but gaining greys and pudge.

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