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  • Ive heard of alot of extremely inteligent people having problems with depression so i guess ignorance really is bliss
  • happiness and intelligence are not related in any way. My verbal IQ is 140, or so it was at least the last time I was tested. How do you think it is to grow up being bullied in school because noone understands what you're saying? Besides, intellect is often uneven, so if you're very bright in one area, you're a human failure in others. I've always been terrible at socialising with my peers, and back then, when I was 10-12, I could not in any way figure out how to communicate with my class mates, or even how to behave around them
  • Happiness is an agreeable feeling or condition arising from good fortune or propitious happening of any kind. It is the possession of those circumstances or that state of being which is attended with enjoyment. It is associated with good luck, good fortune, prosperity, well-being, delight, health, safety, and love. Happiness is generic, and is applied to almost every kind of enjoyment except that of the animal appetites. It ia a state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. These include: bliss, joy, joyous, carefree, jubilant, exultant, cheerful, playful, amused, fun, glad, gay, gleeful, jolly, jovial, delighted, euphoric, ecstatic, thrilled, elated, enraptured, comfortable, harmonious, and triumphant. Societies, religions, and individuals have various views on the nature of happiness and how to pursue it. Only saint-like persons, who feel that they are no longer interested in the external world, think that happiness is within. For many persons, nothing can make them happy. Our minds are as different as our finger prints - no two are alike. Listening to loud music makes one happy and makes another unhappy. Hence, there can be no single definition for happiness. It is probably impossible to objectively define happiness as humans know and understand it, as internal experiences are subjective by nature. Because of this, explaining happiness as experienced by one individual is as pointless as trying to define the color green such that a completely color blind person could understand the experience of seeing green. As a state and a subject, it has been pursued and commented on extensively throughout world history. "Call no man happy till he is dead." - Aeschylus "Happiness is a positive cash flow." - Fred Adler "Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose." - Joseph Addison "True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions." - Joseph Addison Happiness is often associated with the presence of favourable circumstances such as a supportive family life, a loving marriage, and economic stability. Kali Yuga, the age of darkness, is the time when these favourables are difficult to find. Unfavorable circumstances - such as abusive relationships, accidents, loss of employment, and conflicts - diminish the amount of happiness a person experiences. In all nations, factors such as hunger, disease, crime, corruption, and warfare can decrease happiness. However, according to several ancient and modern thinkers, happiness is influenced by the attitude and perspective taken on such circumstances. From the observation that fish must become happy by swimming, and birds must become happy by flying. Aristotle points to the unique abilities of man as the route to happiness. Of all the animals only man can sit and contemplate reality. Of all the animals only man can develop social relations to the political level. Thus the contemplative life of a monk or professor, or the political life of a military commander or politician will be the happiest according to their own psyche. The following is the self-reported positive affect (i.e. positive emotion) during the day by 909 employed women in USA: Activities and their positive effect index: Intimate relations 5.10 Socializing 4.59 Relaxing 4.42 Pray/Worship/Meditate 4.35 Eating 4.34 Exercising 4.31 Watching TV 4.19 Shopping 3.95 Preparing food 3.93 On the phone 3.92 Napping 3.87 Taking care of my children 3.86 Computer/Email/ Internet 3.81 Housework 3.73 Working 3.62 Commuting 3.45 Interaction with partners: w/ friends 4.36 w/ relatives 4.17 w/ spouse/Significant other 4.11 w/ children 4.04 w/ clients/customers 3.79 w/ co-workers 3.76 w/ boss 3.52 alone 3.41 Further, happiness is not entirely psychological in nature - it has got a biological basis too. The neurotransmitter dopamine is involved in desire and seems often related to pleasure. Pleasure can be induced artificially with drugs. Use of drugs is not some thing new, it has been used by many including Sanyasis since millenia.
  • Ask yourself.
  • I always thought smarter was better until my son told me that being smart made him feel lonely. It's not easy to find an intellectual equal when you're in the very high percentile range, much less one you're compatible with!

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