Cons of being brilliant
After years of self-analysis and social observation, I end up with the conviction that the phrase Ignorance is bliss is absolutely true.
There’s a reason it’s stuck around all these years and that’s because having the upper hand in intelligence might give you an advantage in some areas, like easy problem solving and quantum physics analysis but it also might just screw up your life a little.
If you are brilliant is most likely you are a night person and that is a very bad thing.
Scientists discovered that people having high IQ tend to stay up until later hours and get up later in the morning.
We burn the night reading, writing and analyzing reports.
It’s just evolution; the more intelligent members of a species are the first to change habits because our brains are wired to seek out novelty.
What we do is seek the moment when we can avoid dumb people and use that time to do stuff that requires concentration.
And staying up late at night is about the worst thing you could do for your physical health.
According to a number of studies, night owls are at higher risk for heart disease and suffer more arterial stiffness than those who go to bed early.
It’s important to note, however, that not all night owls are geniuses.
Another flaw is that we are not good at socialite.
We are socially awkward nerds who are doomed to lives of celibacy until we get out of the high school hell.
The good thing is that studies show that highly educated people get more enjoyment out of sex than the dumb.
Intelligent people are also more likely to lie.
When you are brilliant you know you’re the smartest person among your friends or coworkers and you can’t help but abuse it.
After all, in order to lie and get away with it, you also have to keep the truth in mind and manipulate it, and you might even have to cover up your lies upon further questioning.
All of this involves integrating several brain processes in much the same way that you would solve a complex calculus problem.
This means that the ages at which you start lying, and the effectiveness with which you do it throughout your life, are controlled by how smart you are.
In other words, if you want to know whether a person is gifted or not, simply ask him the specific age at which he starts lying.
Brilliant people also lack of humbleness, we don’t seek advice because we think we are immune to making mistakes.
We are also more likely to be self destructive because great minds have something in common: curiosity. And curious people are likely to be substance abusers.
Remember that smart people’s brains seek out novelty and therefore are the first to experiment with any new habit in specie and both alcohol and drugs are novel substances in evolutionary terms.
So when something is novel, the most intelligent among us are more likely to want to try it out, you know, for science’s sake.
the world must know the truth!