So, would you rather be younger, thinner, richer, or smarter? According to a Harris Interactive survey, 43% of the people answering that title question said they’d want to be richer. The next-highest group (21%) said they’d like to be thinner, followed by those answering smarter (14%), and younger (12%). And 9% of those surveyed are apparently quite content individuals, answering that they wouldn’t want to be any of those things. Showoffs.
Found via the Twitter feed of Sandra: http://twitter.com/sandraproulx
These people are clearly uninformed (and that’s why only 14% said “smarter;” if you’re dumb, you don’t know you’re dumb).
The best answer to have given would be “thinner” or better yet, if there was an option for “more attractive.” If you’re hot and dumb, you can still get pretty far in life. Most likely you’ll even make more money so that takes care of the “richer” part. And once you’re rich (and still hot), even fewer people will care that you’re dumb.
That, in a nutshell, is the tyranny of beauty in our society.
But apparently the tyranny of money is even more powerful.