First  Prev  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  Next  Last
Too Smart to be Happy?
Posted 4/18/11

Jezebellabean wrote:



But my thought process is my worst enemy.
It's whatever that you're thinking about with your time in the past, present, or future tense, that's going to make you either happy or unhappy. Otherwise not thinking will only leads to apathy, so you should be more cautious of those that prevent you from figuring things out for yourself on your own time. Because they have a hidden agenda that they don't what you to know about.
5559 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
23 / F / UK
Offline
Posted 4/18/11

DomFortress wrote:


Jezebellabean wrote:



But my thought process is my worst enemy.
It's whatever that you're thinking about with your time in the past, present, or future tense, that's going to make you either happy or unhappy. Otherwise not thinking will only leads to apathy, so you should be more cautious of those that prevent you from figuring things out for yourself on your own time. Because they have a hidden agenda that they don't what you to know about.


But you know why my thought-process is screwed, I'm having CBT to try and combat it. I always over-think things and dig too deep about everything, and all it does is leave me depressed.
Posted 4/18/11

Jezebellabean wrote:



But you know why my thought-process is screwed, I'm having CBT to try and combat it. I always over-think things and dig too deep about everything, and all it does is leave me depressed.
That's you being overwhelmed by massive information, and by yourself talking and sharing them helps you to handle the stress, as well as keeping them organized.
838 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / F / Canada
Offline
Posted 4/25/11
A truly smart person will be able to put everything in perspective and not be consumed by all the world's problems and make himself unable to sleep. -_- I mean, honestly. All things in moderation. Being "smart" doesn't mean contemplating life all the time. Sometimes it just means knowing how to function. And being upset all the time by your own thoughts isn't functioning.
Posted 5/1/11
I think stupid people are happy. I've been forced to go to a couple of shrinks(because of some issues, nvm that) and all of them told me that I should stop thinking that much, that it would be better if I was just born stupid. Noticing and analyzing things too much can make you so depressed.
Posted 5/1/11 , edited 5/1/11

CrystalMeth- wrote:

I think stupid people are happy. I've been forced to go to a couple of shrinks(because of some issues, nvm that) and all of them told me that I should stop thinking that much, that it would be better if I was just born stupid. Noticing and analyzing things too much can make you so depressed.
That's just plain hypocrisy, when none of them talked about how the power of vulnerability is the same source for your depression.
Posted 5/1/11
We're not alone to answer all the questions going inside through our heads.

Not all of our conclusions are correct.
Posted 5/1/11
I'm a Medical Engineering student and I'm was and still am unhappy around the time of exams. Some of my fellow students have even turned to weed to help them "calm down" during revising periods. Its a bollocking hard course to get onto, let alone follow through. I hate it but it better be worth it in the end or I'll be gutted.
Posted 5/1/11

Chained_Angel wrote:

I'm a Medical Engineering student and I'm was and still am unhappy around the time of exams. Some of my fellow students have even turned to weed to help them "calm down" during revising periods. Its a bollocking hard course to get onto, let alone follow through. I hate it but it better be worth it in the end or I'll be gutted.
Just because you took a hard to understand subject to study, doesn't make you smart.
Posted 5/1/11

DomFortress wrote:


Chained_Angel wrote:

I'm a Medical Engineering student and I'm was and still am unhappy around the time of exams. Some of my fellow students have even turned to weed to help them "calm down" during revising periods. Its a bollocking hard course to get onto, let alone follow through. I hate it but it better be worth it in the end or I'll be gutted.
Just because you took a hard to understand subject to study, doesn't make you smart.


I never said I was otherwise you would have bolded it in red.
Posted 5/1/11 , edited 5/1/11

Chained_Angel wrote:


DomFortress wrote:


Chained_Angel wrote:

I'm a Medical Engineering student and I'm was and still am unhappy around the time of exams. Some of my fellow students have even turned to weed to help them "calm down" during revising periods. Its a bollocking hard course to get onto, let alone follow through. I hate it but it better be worth it in the end or I'll be gutted.
Just because you took a hard to understand subject to study, doesn't make you smart.


I never said I was otherwise you would have bolded it in red.
So how's your comment can relate to the original topic of "too smart to be happy"?

BTW, the use of marijuana by your peers is counterproductive when it comes to time management.
Posted 5/1/11

DomFortress wrote:


Chained_Angel wrote:


DomFortress wrote:


Chained_Angel wrote:

I'm a Medical Engineering student and I'm was and still am unhappy around the time of exams. Some of my fellow students have even turned to weed to help them "calm down" during revising periods. Its a bollocking hard course to get onto, let alone follow through. I hate it but it better be worth it in the end or I'll be gutted.
Just because you took a hard to understand subject to study, doesn't make you smart.


I never said I was otherwise you would have bolded it in red.
So how's your comment can relate to the original topic of "too smart to be happy"?

BTW, the use of marijuana by your peers is counterproductive when it comes to time management.


Well intelligent people do this sort of thing every day, day in day out and I question whether they enjoy it because I do not enjoy it. Unlike some people who may have a form of autism on the other side of the scale, which allows information to sink in, I have to read revision books over and over again. You're right, they are just stupid thinking it will help them to relax. It may help them to be calm, but they will have to face reality again sooner or later with double the work.
Posted 5/1/11

Chained_Angel wrote:



Well intelligent people do this sort of thing every day, day in day out and I question whether they enjoy it because I do not enjoy it. Unlike some people who may have a form of autism on the other side of the scale, which allows information to sink in, I have to read revision books over and over again. You're right, they are just stupid thinking it will help them to relax. It may help them to be calm, but they will have to face reality again sooner or later with double the work.
If you're referring to multiple intelligences and pattern recognition as a result of sustainable dopamine within moderation, then my argument would be that medical application of THC for the sick is insufficient justification for recreational benefit for the healthy.
Posted 7/18/11 , edited 7/18/11
"For in much wisdom is much vexation, and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow." - King Solomon.

Well, I'm happy and I'm an idiot.
Posted 7/18/11

kingmetaknight1 wrote:

"For in much wisdom is much vexation, and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow." - King Solomon.

Well, I'm happy and I'm an idiot. :D
In other words, you're someone who's taking everything and everyone around him for granted. Because King Solomon was someone who cared deeply about other people's vexations and sorrows, hence why he understood them through empathy.

And if I can get you to step into their shoes and walk an inch, one tiny inch, then imagine the kind of sociological analysis that you can do in all other aspects of your life? You can walk a mile when it comes to understanding why that person's driving 40 miles per hour in the passing lane, or your teenage son, or your neighbor who annoys you by cutting his lawn on Sunday mornings. Whatever it is, you can go so far. And this is what I tell my students: step outside of your tiny, little world. Step inside of the tiny, little world of somebody else. And then do it again and do it again and do it again. And suddenly all these tiny, little worlds, they come together in this complex web. And they build a big, complex world. And suddenly, without realizing it, you're seeing the world differently. Everything has changed. Everything in your life has changed. And that's, of course, what this is about.

Attend to other lives, other visions. Listen to other people, enlighten ourselves.(citation)
First  Prev  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.