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Be a sports star
Be a celebrated academic
What sports star makes more money than Bill Gates or Steve Jobs? Not that those gents are really 'academics', but that's enough evidence for me to pick brain over brawn any time.
i would rather have a bunch of fans then a whole lot of money no one really thinks about them
@Branden Pedroza- Fans are fickle and can be lost overnight. A celebrated academic (especially one that has done financially well for themselves) has stability since the mind lasts longer than the body. Having fans might be cool if you're into that (I personally would miss the privacy too much to ever want fans.)
bran den when steve jobs died millions of people mourned his death . . . i can imagine it will be the same for bill gates.
yea, but think about hawkings...smart retard, or dumb super strong and super fast athlete?
ummm garganchua, hawkings isn't a "retard" that implies that he's mentally disabled. hawkings is physically disabled, so yeah.
Oh yeah Branden, no1 cares about bill gates or steve jobs
Garganchua, slap yourself. Stephen Hawkings is a genius. The word "retard" has no relevance to him whatsoever. Besides no one said an academic cant work out and be strong.
You most probably would not be able to be on this website without the education of Steve Jobbs and Bill Gates
Are you kidding? Bill gates is academic as FUCK.
A "celebrated academic" would be like steven hawking or einstein.
They make more money
Esports all the way!
The people who own them are pretty smart, so I'd say that brain>brawn
Not true. Michael jordan makes about 6 million dollars a year, through royalties. But even if he saved all his income for the next three centuries. he wouldn't have as much money as bill gates has today.
Higgs boson? yeh that was me why? Sure I'll do your interview making me well known but not drooled after like other celebrities which I find disgusting.
so basically your choice is to add to the entertainment of humanity, or add to the betterment of humanity? really tough choice.
The prefer the term is "intellectual badass"
Sports are lame.
dont say sports are lame just cause you're to fat and cant play them
boy, this escalated quickly
go die in a hole branden. i saw your other comment. youre just a retard
Sports are shitty to watch.
Some are fun to play but for me that is only chess and dodgeball.
Mind over matter.
academics have a long last and more positive impact on society
Academia is actually important. It can make huge changes to our world.
It's more fulfilling.
If you're an academic, then other academics have heard of you. I'd rather have intelligent fans that dim ones.
mind over matter
Read that as "be a sports car". should not be doing this at midnight.
brain means money either.
At least than I'd be useful.
Be an intelligent human being that brings more knowledge into our world or be paid to throw a ball around? Gee, let me think on that one.
The only sport I like is skateboarding. But being a sports star can put a positive spot light on you that everyone loves to see when they go out of town and catch you somewhere with all your famous friends. And it would be great to be a celebrated academic, it proves your intellect and potential & you get privacy. Honestly this was probably 50/50 for me. But I love attention so.
just because i'm a sports star, it doesn't mean i'm stupid!
Smart people rule!1
Celebrateed academic: could be cure for cancer Red all the way
How is this almost equal? I understand most childhood dreams consisted of becoming a sports star (I actually dreamed of becoming an Astronaut, not knowing I had motion sickness), but there is nothing greater than a celebrated academic.
Let's see... Finances, celebrity status (who cares how much), and less chance of being injured that could harm me severely and/or kill me?
Fuck sports, really. Science ftw.
Rich and in great shape?
I would rather contribute to society in a more useful way.
I'd be fit and healthy. It would be beneficial to my health.
are you saying that academics aren't healthy? talk about stereotypes...
What exactly was it in your mind that convinced you to believe I actually proclaimed that the intelligent aren't healthy?? I never once said nor believed that, but perhaps you're the one being stereotypical since you automatically assumed I thought academics aren't healthy or fit. However being a sports star would almost guarentee being fit and healthy. Although now that I think about it, I think I'd like to change my mind. I don't really like sports and I could always be fit and healthy by dieting and working out while also being inteligent and hopefully inventing/discovering something that benefits the human race and it's planet.
Knowledge lasts forever were as your strength will lesson as you go old.
Who is richer, the sportsmen or the people at the top who are intelligent and own the sports teams? 41% Imbeciles.
Because it's yer boi.
Do u guys know how much a good athlete makes? The good ones can make 10 million per year.
actually cristiano ronaldo makes 350 million a year
@Branden Pedroza Christiano Ronaldo makes around 29 million euros a year, so a bit less than 350 million, unless you've taken to talking about all money in yen now in which case you would have been underestimating
the good celebrated academics are remembered longer and get more money
This all leads to preference. Genius or superstar.
As Apollo Creed said, "Be a thinker, not a stinker"
I'm only in it for the money.
O_o I'm shocked at the results
Just a choice.
I'm not much into sports much anyways, so I would choose to be a celebrated academic any day!
I'd much rather have brains over brawn. And besides, i could invent something that would give me the brawn...
People are so mean to athletes on here. Is it maybe because most people here aren't athletic and spend their time on the computer all day?
No, it is just that red is clearly the better option.
Also the most selfless option.
And the only thing you would not have as an academic is hooligan fans but anybody who thinks it is cool to be followed around by those people is a complete idiot.
on my way to being this one with college. also hate sports...condone physical activity, but sports are just dumb.
$$$$$$$ and I almost am
bill gates. wanna compare his money to any sport star?
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Intelligence is sexy my friends.
Knowledge is the best.
Brains is always better than brawn
Maybe not everyone has heard of you... But the people that matter all do :P
soccer or table tennis!
playing soccer or curing cancer
Jeopardy, then Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader, wheel of fortune,
Actually contribute to society... Or make smash-smash on the tv.... Hmmmmm...
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