An angel offers three students a choice of wealth, wisdom, or beauty. The first student takes wealth, saying, "I can hire wise men to advise me, and beautiful women will love me for my money."
The next student chooses beauty, reasoning, "Money follows beauty, as does happiness. If I'm happy and have enough money, I won't care about wisdom."
The third student chooses wisdom and is driven to his knees in a flash of understanding. "Are you all right?" the others ask him.
"Yes," he says, nodding wisely. "But now I know, I should have taken the money."