> I have a rude hypothesis about the correlation between increasing
> intelligence and decreasing happiness:
Those who think they are smarter than everyone else, but in reality are
no smarter, or just a little bit smarter, are unhappy. It's a
byproduct of a lifetime of cognitive dissonance.
Those who really are smarter than everyone else, and who know it, also
know enough to keep their big mouth shut about it and pass among the
"normals" just fine.
Of course, this can't be proven, as nobody who is that smart -- by
definition -- would be stupid enough to break the silence and confirm
Ironically, since I am also unable to prove my own hypothesis, it
follows that I am not all that smart.
Flora di Manfredi
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