Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Brain Cells and Happiness


     Are intelligence and happiness connected to each other in any way?
    They certainly seem to be. Intelligent people appear more inclined towards pessimism and depression. It is probably because they tend more to see things as they are rather than how they ought to be. Ignorance certainly seems to be bliss. One hears the term 'happy idiot' far more often than 'happy intellectual.” I do not believe I have ever heard the latter.
     Neither of these is absolute. Intelligent people who think creatively are often optimistic about the future possibilities. The ignorant understand the harsh realities of life affecting them. So there is no absolutely connection between intelligence and happiness. Just tenancies.

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