Sadness. Sorry no funny here. I am just curious what the funnyjunkers think about this. Do you think ignorance is bliss? Do you think everything can be sacrific
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Sorry no funny here. I am just curious what the funnyjunkers think about this. Do you think ignorance is bliss? Do you think everything can be sacrificed to uncover the truth? What does Funnyjunk prefer? Happiness or truth or maybe even both?

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#2 - critique (03/17/2013) [+] (10 replies)
If you're intelligent and your life is devoid of happiness, might I suggest a path of insanity? You can be intelligent, delusional, AND happy all at the same time!
If you're intelligent and your life is devoid of happiness, might I suggest a path of insanity? You can be intelligent, delusional, AND happy all at the same time!
#19 - anonymous (03/17/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Ok guys you're all geniuses and that's why you're ******* miserable we get it now go to ******* sleep
#3 - taintedangel (03/17/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Intelligence wouldn't cause so much unhappiness if there weren't so many stupid ******* people on this planet.
#44 - kez (03/17/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Id say it was more like this.

If you're a retard you're not gonna have much fun, and you'll be happier the more intellegent you get until you get to the point where you can get to as intellegent as you can be a little ditzy but have the ignorence is bliss part,

When you get past that, you dont have the ignorence is bliss and are just less intellegent than everyone else, so thats gonna suck. And it slowly gets better until you get a bit more intellegent than average. Then it kinda plateaus at high, cos you are intellegent without being too intellegent.

Then it would go down as you get too intellegent and you will find it hard to fit in with people and socialise well with others.

Its estimated people get along best with people around the same IQ of about 10-15 on average.

And remember there are 8 types of intellegence. Academic intellegence is just one.

#69 - lafuriaroja (03/17/2013) [-]
FJ comments section: "THE WORLD WOULD BE SO MUCH BETTER IF EVERYBODY WASNT SO STOOOOPID!!!11!!!one!!!!!11!!"
FJ comments section: "THE WORLD WOULD BE SO MUCH BETTER IF EVERYBODY WASNT SO STOOOOPID!!!11!!!one!!!!!11!!"
User avatar #59 - Ninotori (03/17/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Frankly, I think it should be more of a parabola. There is a point where your intelligence starts to help you realize the beauty of life, even in its imperfection.

Worked for Carl Sagan that way, for example.
#18 - penguinsdoingit (03/17/2013) [+] (3 replies)
"Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know."
- Ernest Hemingway

Hemingway, however, was miserable during his life; he had 7 different wives, several more girlfriends and ended up killing himself. Probably shouldn't take that too seriously.

The problem, though, with this is everyone who's unhappy will instantly think they're intelligent.
User avatar #93 - Bruda (03/18/2013) [-]
Rotate it 90º you pessimistic cunt.
#28 - themrsunshine (03/17/2013) [+] (1 reply)
I sometimes think the link between happiness and intelligence is slightly overrated. Most people consider themselves intelligence even through they might not seem it. There have been several intelligent and sad people, but haven't there also been lots of people, who were both stupid and depressed?

Just because some people are depressed doesn't mean they are intelligent, and happy people aren't always ignorant and stupid...
User avatar #73 - fukkendragonite (03/17/2013) [-]
I agree with this post.

What I don't agree with is people going "MAH LIEF IS SO SAD. IS COS I AM 2CLEVER 4THEWORLD. IT'S SO HARD BEING AN INTELLECTUAL"

I am of average intelligence, and my life is meh, so maybe there is some truth to it. But you gotta be pretty self-righteous and up your own arse to think that you have it worse than anyone else and to think that it's cos you're smart.
#60 - TheCynic (03/17/2013) [+] (1 reply)



<--- Happiest woman on earth
#16 - EdwardNigma ONLINE (03/17/2013) [+] (3 replies)
I believe I'm an intelligent man, for the most part, even if I look like a ******* moron half the time, I still believe I am intelligent.

But my sadness doesn't come from some **** like "Crushed by my own genius" or some **** like that. I'm sad because my life goes wrong often. Sure, my intelligence causes me to overthink and freak myself out, but it's easy to dispel that, it's not the reason I'm depressed.

I will use my cleverness and brilliance to conquer depression, not let it drag me down. I will achieve my dreams with my intelligence, not let it kill them. Logically, my dream is not profitable or maybe even feasible in my case. Will that stop me? No. Because if I let my intelligence hold me back instead of helping me move forward, whats the point of having it? I use it to fight the depression, not cause it.
User avatar #151 - crayzeeman (03/18/2013) [+] (5 replies)
I'm a freshman and I seriously hope my boring, ****** life doesn't extend beyond high school. I'm considering just dropping out and starting college (this is something you can do where I live). I've never had a deep conversation with anyone about anything. I've never had close friends. It is so hard for me to make friends. I'm not shy or anything, I just can't relate to ANYONE around me. I'm not a genius by any means, I just wish I knew someone who likes the same stuff I do.
#176 to #151 - callitchickensalad (03/18/2013) [-]
do NOT drop out early. I wanted to do the same thing as a freshman and even though high school sucks some mega cock (and still does, still not out quite yet), i've come to understand that it is crucial to my social and emotional development.
yes, because you are of higher intelligence, 90% of the people you meet will be inadequate. it's going to be annoying and downright ridiculous most of the time, but being around that much stupid at once gets you prepared for all the stupidity in the real world, too. being exposed to so many other people for such a great amount of time will help you fully learn more about yourself, what is or is not the "right" thing to do, and really sort out what kind of person you want to grow up to be.
as time progresses you'll be able to sort through the **** and pick out the kids that are like you. they aren't as easy to spot because they, like you, dislike most people in their current environment and would prefer to be anywhere else, but you'll eventually find them.
Yes, it sounds very nice to just skip over that and move on to bigger and better things, but the growth that you will undergo in high school is just as (and in some cases, more) important as the education you recieve.

tl;dr: high school blows but its benefits are underrated
#143 - mcismyname (03/18/2013) [+] (13 replies)
I agree with this graph.
Happiness is harder to attain when you are intelligent, or observant and analytical at least. Intelligent people, simply put, notice too much to be happy.
They are too self-aware. They see their own faults, their problems, the burdens tomorrow and the day after will bring.
They see the behaviors of their surrounding brethren, and are saddened, angered, by senseless debauchery, because they themselves are capable of being better and in turn expect this of their peers.
Intelligent people also place much higher expectations on themselves. Aware of the extent of their capabilities, their personal definition of success, whether consciously realized or not, is greater than that of a less intelligent person. This means they have to work harder, achieve more, to feel the same sense of satisfaction as someone else.
The result? A small percentage of people who are insecure, angry at the people around them without knowing why, and constantly sad - the hollow, empty sadness that indicates something is missing.
There's a reason the overconfident jock and timid nerd stereotypes exist - because, to some extent, they are true. Physical types are far more appreciated because intelligent people are less inclined towards self-celebration, all too aware of their own mental and physical flaws.
So take your pick. Ignorance is bliss, not for the romanticized idea of worldly innocence, but for the vision that allows its user to see into another world, one where deception and self-interest reign beneath the surface of goodwill, silver linings only hide grayer clouds, and the most horrifying spectacle lies within one's self.
User avatar #123 - justindoingwork (03/18/2013) [+] (6 replies)
This is ******* stupid, all the "depressed" girls on tumblr think this explains them. I'm so sad because I've "discovered what the world is really like". They think they're so ******* smart and that they overthink everything, because that they're depressed, they have this heightened intelligence. I tell you h'wut, depression is a state of mind. If you really think you have it, just end your life already, the world needs less pussies.
/rant
#124 to #123 - anonymous (03/18/2013) [-]
You say "tumblr girls" like it's exclusive to them and not... you know.... pretty much everyone in this thread and on this site as well/
#75 - razzar (03/17/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Isn't generalizing stupid though?
User avatar #57 - ilovehitler (03/17/2013) [+] (2 replies)
This graph is such a lie.
I'm stupid and unhappy.
I'm so lonely without hitler
#95 - rafeky ONLINE (03/18/2013) [-]
It's funny how well structured the comments are on this post compared to others.
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User avatar #85 to #78 - rubixium (03/18/2013) [-]
Edgar Allen Poe was sad as **** .
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