Here are some of the reasons commenters favored the smart one:
- beauty fades and brains don’t, as Kelly said “beauty gives out WAY before your brain does” and Renee added “a beautiful mind lasts forever”
- beauty is subjective, it’s in the eye of the beholder
- beauty is contingent on the person’s personality
- beauty can be purchased, but brains cannot
- life without the brains to read books would be miserable
- smart people can change their looks, as Nicole noted, “there’s always plastic surgery to become the pretty one”
- true beauty is internal anyway, as Fran said “being beautiful in its truest sense, should be inside out” or Indigo said “take a shy intelligent woman and witness the compassion she has for everyone but herself . . .priceless. I would rather that kind of beauty than the pronounced obvious one.”
Karina observed that so many women chose the “smart one,” but we live in a world that “values beauty over brains, if magazines, TV and movies are any indication.”
There were a few of you who opted for beauty, in fact, it had a bit of a rally towards the end of the week. Catherine said she’d chose beauty because “ignorance can be bliss.” Blodeuedd admitted that it may sound shallow to want to be the pretty one, but “in certain times of you life it’s the pretty ones that get what they want.”
There was definitely a desire among smart women to experience being the pretty one, Wendy said she’d try “in the name of science” and several women were ready to give it a go, temporarily.
If you don’t like the choice, then question it. This was the path taken by several women. Why can’t we be both smart and pretty? And, of course, that’s an issue in Claire’s book. Here is where Claire and I come down, we’re both smart and pretty. We tell each other all the time, because that’s what friends are for.
The winner of Same as it Never Was, Knitting under the Influence and The Smart One and the Pretty One, drum roll please, is Kayce C. We used random.org (for the first time, it was much easier than imagined) and she was picked. We sent Kayce an e-mail. If she doesn’t respond in the requisite time, we’ll go to the “1st runner up” who is expected to fulfill the winner’s duties should the winner become unable to do so.
Thank you everyone for participating, we’re happy that you stopped by our blog and hope that you return frequently!