June 25, 2013

Intelligent or Happy?

Yesterday, during the usual "time-wasting" activities of mine which mean Facebook and Twitter for most part, I came across a quote: Intelligent girls are more depressed because they know what the world is really like. I just paused for few minutes reading it over and over again, and looking back at my life trying to see it. And you know what, it did not take me too long to relate to it. I could, sadly, so easily find so many instances and examples from my life and things that I have seen to show how true it is. Within my own circle of friends, there are happy and ignorant girls, and also the sensitive and well-read ones. I can not seem to decide where I want to be? Although it's too late to choose sides now, but this clear trade-off is so expensive and unfair. And the reason is not us, it's the society and its narrow-minded controlling values. This makes me sad to even think that the most hard working, well read, intelligent women might just be losing their chance at happiness because they can see the difference between right and wrong, and analyze the things that happen around them, to them, and they can feel all the pain that's in the world, and their own world. The sense of responsibility they are put under, and the set of expectations they are supposed to meet. Wouldn't life be much simpler if we all could just live like we wanted to, without society tell us what we should do with our life. 

What would you be? Intelligent or Happy?

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