Intelligence

Nov. 8th, 2011 11:17 pm
[personal profile] calvinl
Intelligence seems to be all about recognizing patterns. At least, this is what I have gathered from taking various IQ tests online. But it makes sense, because in knowledge, there is always a method to the madness. They also say that insanity is when you do something over and over and expect different results. But there have been plenty of eccentric geniuses out there, although I suppose they may only be geniuses in certain subjects.

What I have also noticed in reading biographies of geniuses is that they tend to find solace in isolating themselves from society. Maybe they want to seclude themselves from the tyranny of majority, as communists would say. Have you ever noticed that the popular kids in movies are always dumb? Conversely, have you also noticed that the popular kids appear to be happier than the outcasts? Is it because ignorance is bliss?

Although I think I may have another theory. Intelligent people are harder to be satisfied. I'm sure once an intelligent person's needs are met, they probably would be relatively content with their lives. The cliche paradox of "the more you learn, the less you know" seems to apply in this case as well. The more you learn, the more the world opens up and the more problems there are to solve. Then it comes to your own idea of personal responsibility of whether you think you should be the one solving these problems.

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