Question Who's Online | Find Members | Private Messages
Questions
Quizzes
Articles
My Journal
Forums
Answer Questions | Question Comments | My Questions | Favorites | +Add Question
LATEST
POPULAR PRIORITY RANDOM

All | Games | Funny | Entertainment | Quizzes | Weird | Tech | People | Arts/Lit | News | Science | Sports | Places | Misc

921 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 16 years ago by botan_870

Would you rather have kids who are very smart but don’t do well socially or who are popular and engaging but only C and D students?


Put This Question on Your Page (MySpace, Livejournal, Blog, etc)
[Preview] EMBED CODE:


Prev 1 2 Next (showing 1-25 of 26)

Bottom Last Post

16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 4/1/05 - 6:51:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
eck i donno, i want them to be smart and sociable, dammit!
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 4/1/05 - 6:52:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
haha...same here although i guess no matter what they do i want them to be happy
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 4/1/05 - 6:55:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
Smart, it'd be a pain raising a kid who did bad in school. You'd have to lead them through alot.
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 4/1/05 - 6:55:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
^-- true
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 4/1/05 - 11:25:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
Smart--the popular kids are shallow.
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 4/2/05 - 12:07:29 AM EST (GMT-5)
No kids at all!
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 4/3/05 - 4:07:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
smart... at least he/she would have more of a future, and he/she wouldn't be a pain in the a** to raise.
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 4/3/05 - 4:10:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
Smart, it'd be a pain raising a kid who did bad in school. You'd have to lead them through alot.

Yes. God forbid we should help our kids.

And I'd rather have a popular student.

16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 4/5/05 - 4:52:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
I guess I would want my kids to just be happy. If they are just one or the other, I didn't do a real good job of raising them.
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 4/5/05 - 4:53:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
Smart
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 4/5/05 - 5:11:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm happy without kids, but I'd hope they'd be considerate, decent people who were happy with themselves. Smarts or not.
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 4/5/05 - 5:13:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
I could have sworn I commented on this same question yesterday...
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 4/5/05 - 6:28:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah I remember answering this question definitely more than a week ago!

This is a dupe.

16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 4/5/05 - 7:59:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
I make it pretty clear to them that I'm not happy with a C, but it's ok if they're working, paying attention and doing their best as this will only aid improvement. Getting a D is not negotiable. But I'm not a slave driver insisting they get straight A's, we all work with the teacher. As for the social aspect it goes like this...whatever they're happy with, I'm happy with. If two or three friends is what they want it's fine. So long as they're happy and not being bullied and not causing hardship to others their social life is their own.
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 4/18/05 - 6:10:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
My daughter is very smart but she doesn't really get out socially. Its not that she would like too, she has been screwed by too many people. People who says they were friends and really are not. I don't blame her. She was always picked on in school for always getting A's on her school work. Other kids were just jealous of her.
16 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 5/7/05 - 1:22:47 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'd prefer to have a smart kid just because they'd have a better future ahead of them. You don't get good jobs on popularity alone (and most popular kids are stuck up drunks)
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 7/1/05 - 11:27:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
being smart gets you farther ahead in life
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Thursday 7/7/05 - 11:49:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm the kid who ended up with the smarts but no socialibility... it's fine with me. The so-called popular kids are bass turds anyways.
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 7/19/05 - 12:25:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 4/18/2005 6:10:30 PM jarhead wrote:
My daughter is very smart but she doesn't really get out socially. Its not that she would like too, she has been screwed by too many people. People who says they were friends and really are not. I don't blame her. She was always picked on in school for always getting A's on her school work. Other kids were just jealous of her.

Sounds a lot like me...

But I would much rather have a smart child.

16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 7/19/05 - 12:26:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
You can learn to be social, stupidity is uncurable.
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Thursday 7/21/05 - 12:11:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
It's tough, but I'll choose "social." Good grades guarantee nothing. They don't ensure intelligence, respect, a strong work ethic, a good job, a bright future or the presence of leadership. If they are popular, they'd definitely be more respected, be more of a leader and could convince someone into giving them a job in an interview. The people who dislike popular people often are the ones who can't offer them anything. Also, bad grades don't always reflect a lack of intelligence, as kids may make bad grades in school because they are bored or not being challenged enough. I digress.

I'd rather have a child that has good social skills rather than good grades, but only slightly. Social skills are a better bet and they can guarantee my child more than good grades can. Grades don't matter out in the real world, anyway.

16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Thursday 7/21/05 - 12:18:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
I chose intellect. Intellect doesn't ensure good grades, and vice versa. Social skills can always be improved at any time, but it seems as if those children who haven't developed intellectually by age twenty or so won't develop much further.

I guess it depends on what the child wants to do with his or her life, so maybe I shouldn't be deciding. If s/he wanted to become a politician, versus an accountant...

16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 7/26/05 - 10:20:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
I would much rather have the latter. Social skills come in handy and can be almost better to have than awesome grades.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 7/28/05 - 5:37:29 AM EST (GMT-5)
the 'popular' kids are most likely to be the ones on drugs
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 7/28/05 - 7:37:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
Well, Cs and Ds are bad, but they're not extremely so, so I'll take the "don't do well socially" part in a similar, moderate vein: not so extreme as Ally Sheedy's character in "The Breakfast Club."
I'd rather have the honor role kids. Frankly, being popular too often has really negative reasons behind it, like something good has been compromised.

Prev 1 2 Next (showing 1-25 of 26)



You need to be logged in to post a reply

New to YT? Create a Free Account ~ Have an Account? Log In

Top



10 Most Popular Questions Today
1 Would you vote for Donald Trump or Liz Cheney in the 2024 Republican Primary?

2 Are you currently menstruating?

3 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups or Twix : Which do you prefer ?

4 Would you make love with your clone?

5 Would you volunteer to be hypnotized on TV?

6 Do you want fries with that ?

7 Are you a histrionic person?

8 Is it fair that this woman got away with purposefully miscarrying her two babies?

9 Do you live in a home that has been owned by your family for multiple generations?

10 Do you have a Nalgene® bottle?

More Questions
 
Edit