Given the choice, would you prefer to be a world-class (visual or performing) artist or an intellectual genius? Which, in your opinion, would facilitate a more fulfilling career and social life?
Can I not be both?
After all, i've been performing in one sense or another for longer than I can remember.
OK. I might not class as "genius", but a lot of my other pastimes can be seen as fairly intellectual, and they pretty much go hand in hand towards fulfilling my idea of a more fulfilling career and social life.