I’ve read that men look into mirrors up to three times more often than women. I’m not sure if that’s true or not (I’m vampire-like in my distaste for the looking glass), but it is interesting.
We’re all vain in some ways. It’s the appearance we’re drawn to before anything else. There may be plenty below the surface of something, but we seldom plumb those depths if what’s on top doesn’t please the eye. And because it’s the surface we notice first, we maybe put more emphasis on it than we should.
Which is where this week’s offering from Dr. Gregory Stock’s The Book of Questions comes in.
What do we value more, the seen or the unseen? Which is more fulfilling? Which adds more to the quality of our lives?
And which could we better live with?
Feel free to discuss in the comments. Ready? Here goes:
If you could increase your I.Q. by forty points by having an ugly scar stretching from your mouth to your eye, would you do so?