Would You Rather: Have A Perfect Mind or A Perfect Body?

in #wouldyourather7 years ago (edited)

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Have you ever answered all the correct questions in your class when asked by your teacher and felt like a total badass? Have you ever completed a 100 metre race so much faster than your other friends, that you felt like a superhero?

Me neither! But it is fun to imagine what that would feel like, wouldn’t it? Be it the gift of mental faculties or physical, it would be really awesome to perform at an enhanced level. And if you’re one of the lucky few who can do both, go away! I’m kidding. Please don’t go!

Anyways, today I bring to you another dilemma in the form of a difficult question. Say, a magic genie appeared in front of you and says that if could grant you either a perfect mind or a perfect body, which one would you choose?

The Perfect Mind


By a perfect mind, I am imagining something even more powerful than Einstein. So, your IQ would be so high that pretty much everyone else would seem hyper dumb to you. Some people may get a kick out of this and I’m not judging.

Having the perfect mind would also mean perfect memory, so you’d be able to recall even the tiniest details with ease. Also, you would literally become a human calculator and would never have to struggle multiplying 2 digit numbers together, like I do.

These are just tip of the iceberg considering all that you would be able to do in the field of science. You could advance so many different fields centuries into the future and invent so much stuff that could improve the lives of billions on the planet.

This would bring you money, recognition and more importantly, you’ll be able to make a difference in the world. Now that, sounds like a winning combination to me!

The Perfect Body


If you’ve ever been sick for two straight months where you were shivering with cold each day, vomiting regularly with aches all over your body, you would know the value of a perfect body. (That may or may not have happened to me)

Having a perfect body would mean no more diseases, an awesome physique without having to step into a gym, being able to eat all that you can without ever gaining weight, handsomeness/beauty and a stamina that could make your life very adventurous (if you know what I mean).

All these would make you a frequent Olympic champion and you would win gold medals in the dozens, pretty much like Michael Phelps. Come to think of it, he might have been granted this wish already by our magic genie.

So, money and fame would be possible for you with a perfect body as well. I am not sure if you’d be able to make world changing differences however.

What Would I Do?


I would have to go with the perfect mind. If you have been following my blogs, you probably know that I am obsessed with science and technology and what they will enable us to do in the future.

I would love to be a part of the process of that change and with a perfect mind, I could probably make possible year 2200 in year 2020. Who wouldn’t want to make such a huge difference to humanity?

Plus, I would have Sherlock Holmes like capabilities and if you’ve watched the movies starring Robert Downey Jr. or the TV show starring Benedict Cumberbatch, you know how awesome it is to be Sherlock freaking Holmes!

Also, having an average body would be no concern of mine since I already have one and have no motivation whatsoever to step into a gym or get a magic genie to wish for one, for that matter.


What would you do? Tell me in the comments down below and after everyone's done commenting, I will tally up how many of you want each and post the numbers here.

Also, I will reward the best comment with 10 STEEM. So, be creative. :)

UPDATE: Seems like most of the people here would go for a perfect mind, which is what I would prefer as well! :)

The winner of the 10 STEEM is @looftee Thanks for your very nice comment :)


I can't help but choose the perfect mind, the potential is still too highly underestimated. Namaste :)

I would have a perfect mind rather than a perfect body, Reason being I believe the mind over body concept. Everything we do, like eating , exercising, talking etc. Is controlled by our mind. So I f I have a perfect mind, I could figure out how I could make a perfect body without working out a lot. So the perfect body concept would be avhieved by perfect mind easily. You already have given the example of Sherlock holmes, Which I would have given.
Another and more powerful example is limitless, which could support my theory of achieving the perfect body by perfect mind.
Hell, I could do Angthing, Body is a very small thing to achieve then.

Well done. I agree completely. Having a perfect mind would solve the perfect body riddle as showed in Limitless movie. :)

Both of the movies as well as series are one of my favourite, if I haven't seen the breaking Bad series, I would love to say Sherlock holmes series is my Favourite, but walter white took the position, and mostly because of his cleverness, wickedness and intelligency or anything else on that series.
And I think that could be the uppermost level of Mind anybody could achieve or want to achieve in this world.

Agreed. Really, all it takes to build a great body is ambition and willpower. Strong willpower would definitely be part of a perfect mind. The question is whether the ambition would ever really be there to achieve the perfect body, would we care? Probably not.

The perfect mind would prioritize "rightly", placing the things that really do matter above the superficial. That said, we'd likely put a lot of effort into eating healthy foods, drinking enough water and getting enough sleep to maintain psychological and physiological health.

Well I disagree with you a little bit, you see, The perfect mind would not prioritize a perfect body, but would be able to achieve it. If a perfect minded person could not achieve a perfect body without doing any effort, that would be flaw in perfect minded person, And it would not be perfect anymore.

Maybe. The fact of the matter is that actual perfection doesn't exist in anything, except in our minds as a concept -- the definition of perfection is subjective and our ideas about how "high" we can reach (with our bodies, minds, technology, knowledge, etc.), and what exactly constitutes reaching perfection, are always going to be limited by the scope of our imaginations and prior experiences.

In my mind, the perfect mind makes the most efficient and positive use of energy at its disposal, but for what? I don't know, because I haven't the slightest clue what the purpose of life is, if a purpose even exists at all.

Many religions teach that the perfect use of energy is to be selfless and compassionate towards others, but for all I know, the opposite might be true. Is there any such thing as "progress" in this world, besides the superficial progress of fortifying our psyches or social status? I don't know and I'm not convinced that there's any way to ever find an answer to that question.

I am Blown away by your answer. Every word is damn true.

We have the opposite in the world - selfishness and indifference/cruelty - is this the perfect use of energy? Yes, for destruction of mankind and our planet.

I agree, but what difference does the destruction of mankind or earth make to our solar system? Galaxy? Universe?

Maybe our removal is healthy for the "planetary ecosystem". What's good for us as a species may not be the "greater good".

There seems to be a competition for most comments.

We won't need our bodies if you go far enough into the future, we will replace all organs and our entire body with robotic prosthetics , which will just be way more powerful than our old human bodies, but our mind will remain.
With these types of bodies will we get better with age rather then worse (via new updates to the body) and then we will be immortal !

Haha! I know right! :D

Gotta love Will Ferrell. His gifs are some of the funniest.

Not only the bodies but the minds could be changed too. We are already talking about merging the mind with AI. Elon Musk has laid out his plans even with the neural lace.

But my question was a hypothetical one. So, it would have been nice to receive an answer accordingly. :)

The perfect mind. The perfect mind requires an above average body to support it, or it is not perfect. There is no point in having a 300 IQ if you have migraines and can't do anything with it.

That is correct. But hypothetically, what would you prefer?

The perfect mind, for the same reason stated.

That's cool. I would want the same. :)

Would not choose the imperfect mind as making a choose in not within freedom as with freedom there is no choice and that is my so called choice to think towards with my oxy-moron-ic answer since neither my mind or my body exist it ultimately does not matter (of which matter doesn't exist either)... ...therefore I am not sure if this is an answer that I really have or exists so I will just leave this here as a potential thought.

So, you would choose a perfect mind, then?

perfect mind all the way! just think lucy! imagine how cool. one day I can be the perfect man dude body, another day the perfect woman body, and sometimes the perfect invisibody! not to mention... no one mess with you no mo! lol

Oh man, she was so impressive in the movie. I was really amazed by the concept of this movie. It is said that the mind has amazing capabilities and we have barely scratched the surface. I mean look at all the cool stuff Buddhist monks are able to do just because they have control over their minds.

It's mind over matter for me. Now what matter is that?

Glad to know!! :)

What a dichotomy in this world of duality. Even Shakespeare's Hamlet pondered, "To Be or Not To Be."

If given the choice, I would favor the perfect mind. In today's technological world, I could --- with a perfect mind --- choose the optimal path towards maintaining good health which could benefit other physical attributes.

While I still favor "the perfect mind" we do live in a material reality as well. There is an old expression , "rich or poor it's nice to have money." Hmm, where is that genie when you need one? ... Still, it's the power of the mind in control!

Yes, you are right. A perfect mind could find ways to derive perfect health as well.

If you check out some videos of the minecon conventions you will get a feel of what mind over body future holds.

a perfect mind is god's gift but one can attain perfect body by hard work. Hence a perfect mind will be the right choice as my mind will tell me if I need a perfect body or if I will be able to get girls without the perfect body.

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