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#207 - imadabest
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(03/18/2013) [-]
Sure, happiness may be somewhat positively correlated, but correlation does not imply causation. There are many other factors that affect one's happiness as well.
#169 - anon
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(03/18/2013) [-]
BS. Plenty of smart happy people out there, the miserable ones are just often loud about it. Also, people like to believe this because it gives them a reason for why they don't feel good about something "oh, it's just because I'm a genius, not because there's something wrong with my life that I should confront and handle".
#156 - pianoasis
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(03/18/2013) [-]
That's just implying that the world is terrible and the more you know the more terrible things you know.

Not very clever at all Simpsons.
#155 - anon
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(03/18/2013) [-]
ignorance wouldn't be bliss if ignorant people didn't exist
#149 - trollmobile ONLINE
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(03/18/2013) [-]
false.
as a person of high intellect, i am very happy.
#165 to #149 - Dwarf
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#147 - kevinspacey **User deleted account**
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(03/18/2013) [-]
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#144 - anon
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(03/18/2013) [-]
the only thing I think of whenever I see this is some self absorbed jack ass going "Woe is me, I'm so smart and so miserable and every one happier then me must be dumb."

Or the "Every one's stupid but me" mentality so many people on the internet seem to subscribe to
#117 - anon
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(03/18/2013) [-]
I think I agree with this. I've been having philosophy classes for the past two years, as they're mandatory here, no matter what program you study in. And since I've had them, I realize the more I know about Man and society, the more pessimist I am. Basically we're just some animals who can think, and someday we just agreed to live all together. Then, someone decided that ''hey, let's pay doctors and lawyers the most'' or that kind of things, and here we are today with a society that focuses on money and not on humans. The End.
#107 - anon
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(03/18/2013) [-]
See, you guys act as if it's the revelations about the universe or whatever that makes you unhappy. No. No no no. That's just you being a pussy and not coping with reality.
#102 - Sethorein
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(03/18/2013) [-]
intelligence and happiness works like this

When you are stupid you will have a shallow happiness and sadness. The littlest things will make you either really happy or really sad but they will be fleeting and inconsequential in the long run. When you're intelligent you will have much more profound happiness and sadness. The little daily joys and trials won't change your mood much but life shattering/altering events will affect you on a far deeper level than someone who is stupid and cannot grasp the magnitude of the situation they are experiencing...
#109 to #102 - anon
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(03/18/2013) [-]
book smarts aren't the only kind of smarts
emotional intelligence is a far more important factor.
#198 to #109 - Sethorein
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(03/18/2013) [-]
that's what stupid people like to say.

Your capacity to feel emotions is not related to any form of intelligence, emotions are determined on an individual basis. While you may believe that people who are introverts lack emotion they just lack expressiveness. They still feel every bit as powerfully as an extrovert. The difference between one person and another's ability to have more or less profound happiness and sadness is based on their capacity to understand the gravity of the situation that is leading to their happiness and sadness. This is usually correlated with their intelligence since the more "book smart" you are the better you understand how the world around you functions and the better you can contextualize situations.

If an idiot learns of a war they will be angry and upset because of base things. Damn those people X for being so damn Y. They will have a very shallow negative emotion. An enlightened individual will instead look at the entire situation. They will see the nature of their country's public image, the potential death toll for civilians on both sides, the risk of their own conscription to a war based on policies they may not agree with. This is what I mean when I say that intelligence gives you a far more profound view of happiness and sadness...
#100 - deidarax
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(03/18/2013) [-]
"Happiness in intelligent people is about the rarest thing I know"

-Ernest Hemingway

Bitches.
#94 - anon
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(03/18/2013) [-]
I think this is pretty much ********, since most of the genuinely intelligent people I know are incredibly happy. The only people I ever see who say this are super ******* pathetic and want to make themselves feel smart. There really is no truth to this at all. Dumb people can be (and generally are) more unhappy and intelligent people are generally more happy.
#81 - blacktomcruise
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(03/18/2013) [-]
I agree with this post for the most part. Not that smart people are unhappy and dumb people are happy. But that it's easier for dumb people to happy than it is for smart people.
#52 - srskate
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(03/17/2013) [-]
that moment when every sad person on funnyjunk now believes they are steven hawking.
#53 to #52 - srskate
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(03/17/2013) [-]
*stephen
#42 - pale
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#37 - mylazy
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(03/17/2013) [-]
I feel like this graph should start off going upwards, level off, and then drop off sharply. Up to a point, the smarter you are the happier you are, because you are able to better achieve your goals in life. Just my thoughts.
#36 - anonemous
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#30 - roykynx
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(03/17/2013) [-]
Ignorance may correlate to happiness; however, intelligence is not necessarily correlated with happiness.

You can find happiness in the abstract, it's not necessarily said that you become less happy the more knowledgeable you become
#4 - hwangw
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(03/17/2013) [-]
I believe I'm intelligent. I could be wrong now, but I don't think so. It's a jungle out there. The thing is I just don't care. The graph works based on the assumption I let what I know bother me. However, if it's a fact and I can't do anything about it I'm not gonna bother worrying about it.
#5 to #4 - rubinroon [OP]
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(03/17/2013) [-]
Nice. But what about the gift of consciousness. It is a double edged sword indeed. Yet what would you prefer. To live thinking you will never die, or to observe all the beauty, all the mystery of our universe, yet you know, that this knowledge will at one point and fade away.
#10 to #5 - hwangw
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(03/17/2013) [-]
I'm not sure I'm completely living either. I believe I live somewhere in the middle with the thought process of; Everything and I are going to die one day, I can't stop it. So I enjoy what I can, while I can, without constantly worrying about if today is my last day. I'm not saying I go out doing dangerous/reckless things or that I'm fearless but I try not to think about death or let it bother me.

Honestly, I'm extremely tired and I'm not 100% sure what I just said makes sense or is even accurate. If you'd like I'll try again in the morning with a clear mind.
#12 to #10 - rubinroon [OP]
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(03/17/2013) [-]
If you wish, you can try again, but i think i know what you want to say. ^^ It is needless to worry of what we dont know, yet i cant help but feel sad about the loss of a consciousness, of a human being, shaped over decades and gone within seconds. Wouldnt it be better, if could save our consciouesnesses? Like a hivemind?
#104 to #4 - anon
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(03/18/2013) [-]
What you have is a high "emotional intelligence". It's basically how well you can control your emotions. You don't let things turn you into a mopey, whiny crybaby like most people on fj.
#1 - anon
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(03/17/2013) [-]
i like truth. with a side of happiness.