I saw this while reading @Olasquare 's article. I intended to write a well-researched article today, but my day turned out to be full and hectic. I'm so tired and sleepy right now, I'm going to have to go with something not too mentally tasking, hence this. Here goes nothing
I'm the kind of person that makes the majority of his decision on their utilitarian value. An amusement park is to place to have fun, relax and have a good laugh etc. As a result of this as well as the business model most amusement park operates, the place is usually packed full of people.
For someone like me who's almost claustrophobic, that is a problem. It's not like a museum is that much better as it's a confined space, but it's not as bad as an amusement park as there are usually more bodies in a museum than in a park. Going to a museum also allows me to learn about history. Overall, the utilitarian benefits of visiting a museum outweigh that of a park, so museum for me.
I'm naturally not a very funny guy, but I can claim to be intelligent. People who know me would say I take everything too seriously, so I hardly laugh. A good joke made for me would have been to waste; at least that's what most people believe, and if I'm being honest, they are mostly correct. But the truth is that I do know how to laugh, I just don't do it often, and in that same vein, I can be very funny, especially when I'm not trying to be.
Having actually kind of lived this choice over the years, I think I'll effortlessly go for intelligence instead. Laughing might be good for healthy living and having fun, but when the chips are down and it's time to get serious with life, it's intelligence that will count, always. I'm going for intelligence.
This one is quite easy. It's said that when there's hope, there's life, but have you been forced to do something or be in a position/place you don't want to be? If you have, you would know it's a nightmare experience. For someone like me that doesn't talk much and doesn't like being made to do things outside of my volition, freedom will sure come before anything including hope. Freedom first.
I'm good at appropriate emotional responses. If someone were to get you a gift, you'll get to be surprised and make them feel appreciated. Try that with me, you'll feel like you got me the worst present, so generally, it doesn't matter. But I'm also the kind of person that is reasonably careful how I spend every kobo I get, hence if you get me something quite expensive, instead of looking for the words to thank you, my mind would start calculating all the money you'd have saved if you had gone for a less expensive option and all the good that money could have done, especially if the first you got is not a basic need, not luxury goods. So, if I must pick, it would be handmade.
I think it's technically impossible to separate this too, cos I don't think there's anyone on the earth who does not have happiness as one of their plans or goals. Hence, if you're successful, it already means you have achieved happiness as well. Again, it all depends on what happiness and success mean to the person. For me though, one of the things that can cause me to be happy is to be successful and the only way I can be successful is if I attain my goal of happiness. So, either way, you look at it, for me, they are intertwined. It doesn't matter what I pick, it contains the other.
Thanks for reading..