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Post by Astrochik on Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:30 pm

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150413-the-downsides-of-being-clever

If ignorance is bliss, does a high IQ equal misery? Popular opinion would have it so. We tend to think of geniuses as being plagued by existential angst, frustration, and loneliness. Think of Virginia Woolf, Alan Turing, or Lisa Simpson – lone stars, isolated even as they burn their brightest. As Ernest Hemingway wrote: “Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.” wrote:

When people ask me if I'm happy, I tend to reply with something to the effect of -- true happiness is not possible in this world unless you don't care about all the suffering and injustice that goes on here...

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Re: who identifies with this problem? The surprising downsides of being clever...

Post by Sarah522 on Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:56 pm

All this time people have been telling me it's just because I'm a Gemini.

And now I find out it's because I'm a GENIUS!



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Re: who identifies with this problem? The surprising downsides of being clever...

Post by Your Mom on Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:44 pm

I was happy once. I then grew up!
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Re: who identifies with this problem? The surprising downsides of being clever...

Post by Astrochik on Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:58 am

Sarah522 wrote:All this time people have been telling me it's just because I'm a Gemini.

And now I find out it's because I'm a GENIUS!  



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Re: who identifies with this problem? The surprising downsides of being clever...

Post by DF nli on Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:12 pm

Knowledge has weight. It can crush you.
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Re: who identifies with this problem? The surprising downsides of being clever...

Post by Your Mom on Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:53 pm

However, I prefer the crushing weight than the huge vacuum of ignorance!
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Re: who identifies with this problem? The surprising downsides of being clever...

Post by Zero Point on Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:44 pm

It used to frustrate me being surrounded by idiots.
Now I just drink heavily. Problem solved!
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Re: who identifies with this problem? The surprising downsides of being clever...

Post by Your Mom on Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:36 pm

burp!
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Re: who identifies with this problem? The surprising downsides of being clever...

Post by Astrochik on Sun Apr 19, 2015 1:58 am

Sarah522 wrote:All this time people have been telling me it's just because I'm a Gemini.

And now I find out it's because I'm a GENIUS!  



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that is correct!!


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