Would you rather be wealthy and ugly, wise and sickly, or beautiful and stupid?
I had to reason this out for a bit before I could answer. I think to be wise is beautiful, but I really don't want to be sick. I've watched the wise & sick and have gained great insight and awareness from them, but watching them in their illness was heart and gut-wrenching. It's so hard on the ones who love you. Being beautiful is good, too, but being stupid would be agonizing to think about. That leaves wealthy and ugly. I could handle that. It has nothing to do with the money, although having the money would help. I had to think about all the things I love to do---travel, entertain, involve myself in ministry, work with children, shop for bargains, decorate and dress on the cheap, inspire and encourage others, drink red wine (heh-heh-heh). One doesn't have to be beautiful to do any of those things, yet having wealth could enable me to do more of them. Being wealthy and ugly also doesn't preclude one from being wise...How much fun is that?