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  • A big fish in a small pond

    7 16.67%
  • A small fish in a big pond

    17 40.48%
  • An averaged-sized fish in a pond of adequate dimensions

    10 23.81%
  • The pond

    8 19.05%
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    Default Would you rather be:

    Discuss. Giving reasons for your choice.
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    Gosh, the world looks so small from up here on my high horse of menstruation.

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    An averaged-sized fish in a pond of adequate dimensions.

    Reason? Seems like there'd be more options.

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    The little fish that became a big fish in the little pond, so had to move to a bigger pond and so on.

    Doesn't seem like a lot of fun if you are the pond.
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    Tempted to pick the pond but going with little fish in a big pond, I wanna have great expanses to explore and don't need to stand out while I'm doing it.

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    Small fish in a big pond, if the pond is rich in flora/fauna. More to explore. Lower odds of boredom. And I'd be a fit fish with all the predators I'd have to dodge (fun!).
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    What, no option to be the widget factory hourly dumping gallons of toxins?

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    I LOVE NEW YORK CITY!!!

    (small fish in very big pond)
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    Hmm, research shows that big fish in small pond would make me happiest. I guess I'll go with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptgatsby View Post
    Hmm, research shows that big fish in small pond would make me happiest. I guess I'll go with that.
    What kind of research? Just curious that's all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfy View Post
    What kind of research? Just curious that's all.
    Oh, it just shows that we use our local reference point to determine our position in life. We are happiest when we have more than others. The real issue comes in what defines "local reference". An ultra-rich person may find themselves stressing about things that seem ridiculous to the less wealthy, while a (nationally) poor person can have the largest home in a small town and be very happy. It can even be only the people in a room, or identification with an entire nation. And it happens with everything from 'the jones' to salaries to class division.

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