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jeangenie
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I'm writing a paper for Comp 1 and need some reasearch material.
1. Essentially, If you had a choice between reading a Noble prize winning book or watching 'The Newlyweds" which would you choose?
2. Would you consider your main concerns academic or social?
3. If a genie came down and offered to make you either brilliant and ugly or beautiful and stupid, which would you choose?

Answer honestly, i'm trying to get an idea of what young adults are taught to value in our culture, though I think by posting here I'm dealing with the higher end of what our youth has to offer. Please reply! I want as many replies as possible!!! Makes for better reasearch. Include your own thoughts on our culture if you wish. I can use any help you can give. Thank you so much!!


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Celtic Daisy
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1. Essentially, If you had a choice between reading a Noble prize winning book or watching 'The Newlyweds" which would you choose?
I don't watch very much TV, but it would depend on the book really. I wouldn't want to read something that would hold no interest to me, but I wouldn't really want to watch the show either.

2. Would you consider your main concerns academic or social?
Again, this depends. I would say my main concerns are life in general. I have a great deal of concerns, family, university, work, friends, having a good time in my life. I don't believe things are as black and white as breaking them into two catagories.

3. If a genie came down and offered to make you either brilliant and ugly or beautiful and stupid, which would you choose?
I would really choose neither. I think that's kind of a ridiculous question in fact. I'm pretty happy with myself and I wouldn't want to change anything.

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1) I would rather read a Noble prize winning book than watch "The Newlyweds".

2) My main concerns are both social and academic. I want to finish school with good grades yet I want to maintain friendships and stuff like that.

3) If I had to choose I would be ugly and smart, because brains get you somewhere, looks don't (unless you want to be a model, which I don't). However, if I had the choice to refuse both, I would. I love who I am, and I wouldn't trade anything else. Ok, maybe my skin and hair, but that's really it. The people who really care about me, like my friends and family, don't really care how I look, just about my personality.


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1. Essentially, If you had a choice between reading a Noble prize winning book or watching 'The Newlyweds" which would you choose?
I find Jessica Simpons's wedded life to be utterly boring. I have read certain Nobel prize winner's writings but would consider the idea of reading something which does not appeal to me to be worse than enduring half an hour of "Newlyweds"

2. Would you consider your main concerns academic or social?
The same. I would rather excel at both.It depends on the subject of study and the people with whom you socialize with. I would escape without hesitation from calculus as I would from a dull unamusing populace.

3. If a genie came down and offered to make you either brilliant and ugly or beautiful and stupid, which would you choose?
I am happy with whom I am. Still, looks don't get you everywhere, but brains don't either. Anyone who says looks don't matter and comes up with the usual "inner beauty" gibberish is lying. Despite essential logic Hollywood pays big salaries, though.
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