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Too Smart to be Happy?
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Posted 2/26/08
intelligence might cause u unhappiness when u lurk in a corner and refuse to socialize or u don't knw how to socialize.... i mean, even if ur intelligent , when u know how to balance things, then, you could be happy right? even if no one could relate to you as long as you know someone could at least help you in some way.....
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even though being smart is depressing, it would suck to be ignorant bc even though you dont know much you could easily be taken advantage of so yeah.
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26 / M / so cal
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Posted 2/27/08
if ignorance is bliss, then wipe the smile off my face
-rage against the machine
and i agree
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26 / M / A series of tubes
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Posted 2/27/08
If you are so self absorbed and narcissistic that you believe the source of your misfortunes is your above average intelligence chances have it that you are not only stupid, not smart, but an annoying socially inept cunt-rag that no one likes.
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Posted 2/27/08
no its not bc when u really smart people dunn like u alot bc u 2 smart and just be normal
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74 / F / in the club
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Posted 2/29/08
People think so, that's why i see dozens of people who read and study. But it's so ironic. Do you think increasing their IQ level makes them happy? No, simple thing as 'read' and 'write' makes them whine.

Honestly speaking, people who think they're smart are the most ignorant.

~i'm wayyyy so OT! nvm
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Posted 3/1/08
i don't really know..
well, i don't think that people can be categorized as smart or stupid. i think it depends on the efforts you put into increasing your knowledge and understanding of the world.
as for "ignorance is a bliss", i think it depends on the person. for example, if a person is bothered by what they know, then ignorance might be a bliss. if a person is bothered by wha t they do not know, then ignorance is not a bliss.
also, i think that obsession with intelligence can lead to unhappiness. there are people who commit suicide because they feel as if they can't achieve the same amount of knowledge as another person. my teacher brought up this topic recently. he said that many people committed suicide because they can't accept the fact that there is always someone better than you.
people referred to me as smart in elementary and junior high, but i didn't feel like it. now i'm attendning a special-admit high school and i see a lot of people obsessed with their grades. there are people complaining about B's and grades below 95%. some are only happy when their grades are above 95% or even above 100%...i think it's scary..O_O"...
they make me feel as if i should study more, but i get distracted VERY easily! when i don't study, my friends are telling me, " you should study more if you don't want your grades to drop. do you want to get kicked out?" blah blah blah...-_-" but i just start watching anime once i get home..hehe~! ^^
yea, so basically, i don't know if there is an answeer to that or not..
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Posted 3/1/08
its hard to believe you can be too smart to be happy, since making yourself unhappy seems like such a dumb thing to do.

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Posted 3/1/08
umm maybe when we want to know something it fuels our goal which makes us happy but when you already know about it, it makes us feel empty? lol ok my comment did not make sense.
Posted 3/3/08
I think that the reason some smart people have those problems are because they focus on the negatives in the world. If they focus on the positves it could give their life some light. Last year in 7th grade I had that problem I tryed to be the smartest kid in the grade, but I didn't get to enjoy that year because of it.
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Posted 3/8/08
SOMETIMES

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23 / F / if you know where...
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Posted 3/8/08
if you feel within yourself that you need to be smart for you to be happy, why not?


every person here on earth is unique... and unique perceptions of being happy. for example i like to watch anime all day for me to be happy and you don't... then that means being happy has a lot of meaning depending on your own meaning of it. that's all.
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22 / F / YO YO,NY
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Posted 3/8/08

thething231 wrote:

hmmm...good question. I would rather be smart than happy because if your happy than you can do stupid stuff to become happy. You can hurt yourself/other depending on how you become happy. And is that happyness really happyness? I would rather be unhappy than hurt more people than one.









i agree 100%

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31 / F / just about ... here.
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Posted 3/16/08
i must admit, sometimes i'd prefer not to know things so that life would be less complicated... sometimes, i wish i could empty my mind and just relax...

but then it won't guarantee constant happiness either.

sometimes, i want to be just happy... sometimes, i wish i knew less... 50/50, i guess.
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Posted 3/16/08
for me it doesn't make any sense?? i think he didn't understand the true meaning of happiness then.. one old thread that i remember was.... "what makes you happy?" of course there are too many answers! hell too many of em! i wrote there... being alive... then someone quoted it and said yea! i 4got bout that.... hheheh ... but why not that person just use his intelligence to challenge him... i mean to find the answers to his question becuase humans can't really be satisfied because wen he accomplish something, another would show up.. so why did the person do such thingS?? just take a rest and have vacation!!! also why not meditate once in a while.... go to a secluded part of the world and appreciate the nature...?
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