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    (Original post by sabana)
    I don't enjoy socialising much find it pretty tedious, I'd say I'm pretty intelligent as I've got a maths degree.

    riiispeck !!

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    It's because socialising sometimes requires compromise, unless you have a very tolerant and understanding social circle and you can stand up for yourself it's very hard for an independent minded person to fit in.
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    (Original post by the bear)
    riiispeck !!

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    Awww thanks!
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    i dont really mind tbh. I mean why be a sheep following the herd??
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    Well that should explain why I generally have no life
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    Well that should explain why I generally have no life
    Can't put up with all these dumb people, that's why you use alcohol.
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    (Original post by whorace)
    Can't put up with all these dumb people, that's why you use alcohol.
    I see
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    (Original post by TheDboyAi)
    i dont really mind tbh. I mean why be a sheep following the herd??
    All you do is end up being slaughtered
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    well i was never a loner, and im quite clever.
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    I'm guessing if a guy of average intelligence walked into a room full of geniuses he'd feel pretty lonely too.
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    Don't worry TheALevelStudent you have me. Stay strong. I'm your bestie heheheheh.

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    not really, id say its because people either lack the same interests as you or because you have to socialise with people who you dont like because their dicks yet you have to keep appearances because you grew up together and can potentially be useful in some situations
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    Wow this was a **** read. Authors said that the extremely intelligent and not just intelligent were linked to lower satisfaction in socializing but headline says just intelligent. Population density part was obvious.
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    (Original post by Reaver Daniels)
    This article is a load of old tosh. Really... The more you know, the more you know you know nothing.

    Being 'intelligent' is knowing that you really aren't intelligent. I don't think this relies on social skills or a lack of social skills in order to grasp.


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    Sounds good philosophically but really it's one of those old things that need to be addressed, sure the more humble you are in ignorance the wiser you are, but if you're a professor of physics at Zurich and you're going to tell me an average guy is just as smart as you i'm going to look at you funny.
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    (Original post by rajneetk)
    Don't worry TheALevelStudent you have me. Stay strong. I'm your bestie heheheheh.

    Lmao, not sure to take this as a compliment or an insult
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    (Original post by intelligent con)
    This is 100% correct, all smart people I've met have been scrawny awkward nerds who it is hilarious to wedgie or keg
    probably just triggered bad memories for 90% of tsr
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    (Original post by Reaver Daniels)
    I don't think you fully understand what I'm trying to posit. I'm saying that nobody is smart, not everyone is smart. There's a difference. The average guy will most likely think he knows everything, whereas the learned physics professor will no doubt realise how little mankind really knows.

    Hence I reiterate that the more you know, the more you know you know nothing.


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    I know what you're saying, it's the Socratic maxim 'I know that I know nothing' - still I would rather quote Isaac Asimov, while I think it's a good value to have I think that's a crude and outdated idea of intelligence which conflates it with moral values such as humility.
    http://chem.tufts.edu/answersinscien...ityofwrong.htm
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    (Original post by Reaver Daniels)
    I'd disagree that it conflates with moral values, as that is just an externality of the view. Besides, morals are completely subjective. I'd also say that the view holds entirely true.


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    If you know that you know nothing,

    Then you don't know that you know nothing
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    (Original post by TheALevelStudent)
    Lmao, not sure to take this as a compliment or an insult
    Err... It's a compliment it's not an insult 😆
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    intelligent people would also be intelligent enough to understand that the article doesn't claim this statement holds the other way round
 
 
 
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