Less intelligent people tend to live happier lives than the intelligent ones.

@manong05 (5029)
Philippines
February 18, 2007 8:35am CST
do you agree? Why or why not?
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• Philippines
18 Feb 07
I agree. Because intelligent people tend to be very serious in life, and oftentimes they forget to smell the roses.
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
18 Feb 07
very well said emilie. It is the simple things in life that make a person happy and this is often overlooked by too serious people. One ancient writer said, in writing books there is no end,and he who increases wisdom increases sorrow. Cheers.
@nashelsky (124)
• Singapore
18 Feb 07
i read this forum again and again. Then start to think, how can we define happiness for other people. Probably, thinking deeply makes them happy and we somehow as an ousider thought they are not happy. Have you ever thought of the idea that they might not feel happy when you ask them to stop thinking intelligently. Well, Einstein's relativity applied to happiness also, I guess
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
18 Feb 07
This observation is based mainly on the pronouncements of many intelligent people. They tend to look deeper than the surface and ask themselves several questions that can be mentally exhausting. When one sees a beautiful face, he asks questions like, what makes a person beautiful?,why are other people ugly? is beauty absolute or relative? What are the factors that make the skin smooth? is it possible to find a phamaceutical equivalent of the fountain of youth? and so forth and so on. The less intelligent one will just simply say, What a beautiful face and live a simple and happy life. LOL
@nashelsky (124)
• Singapore
18 Feb 07
well, being intelligent is not fully a choice in life, sometimes you are just born to be intelligent. As long as you use the intelligence properly, there is no harm. However, many of those intelligent people just think too deep into something unnecessarily. Think too much lead to much stress, but not thinking also lead u to poverty indirectly. so it's a rather load-balancing issue here. You must be intelligent sometime, but remember to balance it with relaxation.... then you'll be a happy intelligent person.
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
18 Feb 07
Yes, thinking deeply is part of intelligent people's life and balancing it with relaxation is often difficult.
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