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Too Smart to be Happy?
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Posted 3/7/11
It's easier to be really happy when you don't know much, but What really matters is the impact you have to make the world better for everyone and so just don't knowing all the bad things happening doesn't help at all. If we see that the world is bad, we should at least try to change it.
Posted 3/7/11

Dabrush wrote:

It's easier to be really happy when you don't know much, but What really matters is the impact you have to make the world better for everyone and so just don't knowing all the bad things happening doesn't help at all. If we see that the world is bad, we should at least try to change it.
It's actually better when you don't want much in life. While have a greater purpose to do good the natural way. As opposed to the tried and failed alternative.
Posted 4/6/11
I'd choose intelligence and happiness. If I feel happy, then it would be easier for me to share what I know to others. Nobody wants to be unhappy, so if ignorance is the problem.. just help them overcome it.
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I don't think intellegence affects happiness, well at least not for me. But i guess it's different for everybody.
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Posted 4/8/11
I'd rather be aware of the imperfections in the world or whatever you mentioned & learn to accept it than blind to it. If the world chose to ignore all the imperfections. We would never be able to fix them and evolve.
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Posted 4/14/11
right now i'm in a position where i'm forced to believe the only way to be rich is to be smart.
Posted 4/14/11

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right now i'm in a position where i'm forced to believe the only way to be rich is to be smart.
Think again, or face the consequence. When richness within the mainstream cultural context is but an illusion, to keep yourself away from contentment due to your evolutionary built-in decision-making bias. In a world where nothing is of real value, due to arrogance that leads to recklessness.
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Posted 4/14/11

RinSister wrote:

right now i'm in a position where i'm forced to believe the only way to be rich is to be smart.


So, how about a child with downs who inherits vast amounts of money?
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Posted 4/14/11

DerfelCadarn wrote:


RinSister wrote:

right now i'm in a position where i'm forced to believe the only way to be rich is to be smart.


So, how about a child with downs who inherits vast amounts of money?


Pretty sure that 50 tyson kid is becoming pretty rich. Has downs raps and gets paid.
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Posted 4/14/11 , edited 4/14/11

DomFortress wrote:


RinSister wrote:

right now i'm in a position where i'm forced to believe the only way to be rich is to be smart.
Think again, or face the consequence. When richness within the mainstream cultural context is but an illusion, to keep yourself away from contentment due to your evolutionary built-in decision-making bias. In a world where nothing is of real value, due to arrogance that leads to recklessness.


i didn't get you.

anyway, now i never said i actually believed it. i scorn the very idea of it. i said i was being forced to think that way. "you won't get a job/be rich if you're not smart enough to crack this pain-in-the-neck test and that", i hear that all the time and i don't like it.
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Posted 4/14/11
Umm in some way the one who knows less can be happier. Like little kids, they don't need much to be satisfied.
Posted 4/15/11 , edited 4/15/11

RinSister wrote:


DomFortress wrote:


RinSister wrote:

right now i'm in a position where i'm forced to believe the only way to be rich is to be smart.
Think again, or face the consequence. When richness within the mainstream cultural context is but an illusion, to keep yourself away from contentment due to your evolutionary built-in decision-making bias. In a world where nothing is of real value, due to arrogance that leads to recklessness.


i didn't get you.

anyway, now i never said i actually believed it. i scorn the very idea of it. i said i was being forced to think that way. "you won't get a job/be rich if you're not smart enough to crack this pain-in-the-neck test and that", i hear that all the time and i don't like it.
Then feel free to show them this, so they can challenge their own unrealistic perception of what learning can be.
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Posted 4/18/11
I feel like this all the time.
Posted 4/18/11 , edited 4/18/11

Jezebellabean wrote:

I feel like this all the time.
Then be happy with your flow of time, whenever that you're engaging with your independent thought process.
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Posted 4/18/11

DomFortress wrote:


Jezebellabean wrote:

I feel like this all the time.
The be happy with your flow of time, whenever that you're engaging with your independent thought process.


But my thought process is my worst enemy.
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