Friday, November 12, 2010

One Question Friday

Every Friday I’m going to ask a question. The questions I choose might be ambiguous on purpose. The goal is to have you answer the question according to your beliefs, where you’re at in life or a circumstance that might have recently impacted you. The only thing I ask is that you provide an explanation for why you answered the way you did.

It's my hope to understand you better through this and also to gain a greater understanding of humanity and how people make decisions.

Limited imagination or Dull intellect?

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**Switching things up next week. Monday you’ll get to read a guest post from a brilliant author and Wednesday I’m posting a book review. See you then.


  1. Is this one of those "Is the glass half empty or half full" kind of questions? Not sure how to answer this question. If talking about myself, I'm afraid I have more of a dull intellect than I have limited imagination. If I'm wondering about others who don't get certain things, I'm going to assume they have limited imagination. Hmmmm. I'll be pondering this one for a while. Happy Friday, Wendy!!!

  2. Like Heather, I'm unsure how to answer this one! perhaps that give you your answer right there! :) I suppose I would lean more toward limited imagination, for I tend often to not work to my potential or expectations.
    Happy weekend,

  3. Hmmm. This is a tough one. I guess I would take the dull intellect over having a limited imagination. So far, my imagination has gotten me as far as my intellect.

    By the way - my security word to post the comment popped up as "dumber." Ha! What it it trying to tell me? Maybe, I should change my answer!

  4. If it's a choice between these two undesirables, I choose dull intellect. I'd rather be stupid than unimaginative. Because I can always IMAGINE I'm smart, and that will help me get smarter, because "As a woman thinks in her heart, so she is." Jesus said that, and I trust Him. So there.

  5. Limited imagination. A small amount of imagination is better than none. :)

  6. Since Albert Einstein said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge," I can assume that imagination and intellect can be divided. (That was my first thought: can they be separated?)

    In which case,if they can be divided, it's possible to have one or the other, or both!

    Imagination is seeing what is possible before you have experienced it. Anyone who is creating stories needs it. So I want me some.

    Intellect is understanding and analyzing information. We use it all the time. I need this one, too.

    I'll take both, thank you.

  7. This is a hard one.

    I guess I'd rather have the intellect, because then maybe I could train my imagination...though the converse is true. If I had imagination, I could envision ways to train my intellect.

  8. As the commenters before me have said, this is a tough one, but I think I'm going to have to agree with Jennifer. A little imagination is better than none.

  9. If I'm answering it right, I choose imagination. I don't need to know trivia, but I do need to dream. =)

  10. I'm kinda struggling to answer this one too, Wendy. I think in some ways, intellect can hinder the imagination, but in other ways, I think they coincide with each other. I think have a healthy dose of smarts is a great springboard for asking questions...Why something is the way it is...and I think that's when the imagination takes over!!

    How's that for dodging the question??

  11. Oh, good grief, can you make them any harder?:P I don't know. My vote is neither.

  12. My imagination is limited in direction proportion to my dull intellect! My intellect is dull because I have a limited imagination. It's not my fault - that's how I'm genetically wired and have been shaped by my dysfunctional family and the less than ideal environment. My cultural background, my economic station in life, my less than stellar education may also have contributed. So, take me or leave me, LOL!!!

    I probably didn't answer that right!

  13. Imagination is more important than knowledge... - Albert Einstein

    Since it's the end of the day I don't mind posting this. :)

  14. Imagination is the only thing that has no bridle.

  15. That is hard!! I would rather be around someone with a great imagination than a great intellect I think.


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