Do Highly Intelligent People Really Suffer from Unhappiness?
After watching this video by Facts Verse, on YouTube — I went straight to the comments in expectation of discovering a large or over inflated number of people that relate to having an “above average IQ”; and I can tell, by most of the comments I’ve seen, is that people aren’t quite as smart as they think they are. This is proof that mediocre, semi-literate and unintelligent people can also relate to and suffer from many of the inadequacies, hardships and problems that the video outlines. 😂🤣😎
Really smart people can actually have fantastic relationships, because a truly smart person is also wise and emotionally intelligent. There are many clever people around that lack wisdom and emotional maturity. This, as far as I am concerned is not smart at all. For example, there are many sociopaths and megalomaniacs in today’s society. Many of these entitled people are actually quite clever — but they almost always have an extremely poor track record when it comes to relationships.
Selfishness and self-centeredness is detrimental to overall intelligence, regardless of cleverness; or “IQ”.
By the way, at the end of the day, what is “IQ”, anyway? IQ stands for Intelligence Quotient, and studies have shown that scientific methods of measuring IQ generally reflect how well “versed” someone is indoctrinated by culture and group-think, rather than actual cleverness or smarts.
ie: You could go back in time and give a modern IQ test to someone REALLY “bright” from several hundred years ago, and they would basically be written off as mentally challenged. Someone from a different time AND culture would fare even worse; even in spite of the fact that they might be really gifted.
I wonder how Socrates, Leonardo da Vinci or Pythagoras would do in a modern IQ test. MY guess is: probably not very well.
Is IQ a Good Measure of Intelligence?
I’m just going to leave this here..