Anonymous asked: Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?
While both have their pros and cons, I’d much rather be the worried genius.
In a critic’s terms, the life of a joyful simpleton would be a wondrous thing. To not care whether or not a plot made sense, who directed or starred in a movie, not caring about continuity, etc. Just caring on whether or not you liked something for what it was without the backlash of all the parts that made it.
But then, life would be boring that way, if everyone was like that. You would get the same product of media every time if there was no one to speak up against something. To be a worried genius takes work. It takes the effort to apply yourself to check and re-check facts, no matter how many times you thing you have something right, in case there was something you missed.
Your mind is always growing, always gaining knowledge. You learn from past mistakes and you learn what you like and don’t like. You want something to be the best it can be, instead of mediocre, and it infuriates you that something that COULD have be great, was made lackluster because of easily changed fixes were not made.
It’s easy to fall into the joyful simpleton phase. To like what everyone else likes or wear what everyone else wears, no matter if you like it or not. But deep down, you’ll always second-guess yourself, whether you know it or not.