So far Spring is taking its time arriving…we had freezing rain this morning!
So, on Saturday I continued my streak of actually going to the movies. I went to see Limitless.
It was really good…the premise is that an average guy (the oh-so-not-average Bradley Cooper) gets his hands on some….performance enhancing drugs….well, mental performance. He starts doing incredible things…and then starts having some not-so-incredible consequences. Got some ewwwwwwwwwwwww moments and the camerawork might make you feel a bit unsettled at times…but I would actually recommend this one.
Of course, this has made me think about what I would do if I suddenly was superduper smart (I probably wouldn’t use expressions like superduper for one thing…). I like to think I would use it for good….curing diseases, figuring out how to alleviate problems and afflictions, but like Eddie (Cooper’s character), I’d probably also do some things on the “what’s in it for me?” front. Like him, I’d want to make a lot of money (and again, I’d do some good with it, but I’d definitely buy myself some fun things…).
I suppose the other train of thought I had was, “what would I want to learn?” (yeah…he has to learn/study or at least be exposed to these things and draw from his knowledge). Definitely languages….I think I’d probably want to learn more about human behavior since I find I’m often baffled by how people behave (like when you encounter people who are rude from the first second you talk to them….why would you start an interaction with rudeness?). And I’d love to actually make sense of the information that’s out there about nutrition so that I would really know what to eat to keep me feeling satisfied, energetic, happy (between magazines and blogs, I get so much of this info, but I’m often at a loss regarding what I should eat). Oh…and I would actually learn enough medicine so that I wouldn’t do my usual hypochondriac thing and diagnose myself with something awful every time I catch a cold or have a minor ailment!
And of course, some animal behavior so that maybe one day I’d understand what this guy is trying to tell me
So, if you could be, like really really smart…..what would you do with what you learned?
What would you study up on and why?