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I Need to Be Intellectually Stimulated

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    If the stimulation I get is merely physical it

    is not going to last much. if my brain gets fresh food every day, it will last long.
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 36-40, M Aug 5

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    High Intellectual Need

    i have a very active mind. that's why i am always bored. money per se doesn't drive me. i need meaning, purpose. without purpose, i am like a zombie, a robot. dead, stone, wood.
    rio765 rio765 22-25 Nov 10, 2013

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    Conversations, art, new ideas.

    ...as a writer I need subjects & experiences to shape my landscape....it's exciting...each time like going down the rapids in a canoe and finding there is another terrifying yet amazing waterfall to navigate....I love that kind of intelligent discovery...I do
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M Oct 11

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    Suffering From Intellectual Withdrawals!

    Oh, how I need this, but by saying this am I being too cocky or snobbish? Am I looking down on my family and some friends? Most of my friends offer the intellectual conversations that my mind yearns, but family life is extremely lacking. I am the first in 4 generations to even...
    Orkaprol Orkaprol 41-45, F 4 Responses May 21, 2012

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    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M 4 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M Sep 14

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    I have this internal craving to understand

    everything. People, nature, machines, ect. I have trouble keeping my mind as stimulated as I really desire. But then again, you can gain a lot from just thinking.
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M Aug 5

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    I crave knowledge. Gimme gimme gimme!

    I love random facts and love being around intellectual people. It's so sexy.
    clamthatjams clamthatjams 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 24

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    Talk to Me, Send Me Something to Read, Point Out Something of Interest

    Discuss it, share it analyze it. Amazing, sometimes all it takes is an observation to make an event.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Mar 14, 2009

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    I Love Stimulation...

    Intellectual stimulation  of course ... there's nothing I like better than having that intense conversation that just leaves your mind whirling with possibilities jumping from one thought to another forcing every neuron to fire and focus. It makes me feel alive, alert, and giddy...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 27, 2012

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    That is why I joined this site.

    After speaking with friends who use it, I felt I could be more open here than anywhere else. I am hoping that I can find more of myself here, and perhaps become the princess that is deep inside me.
    WistfulPrincess WistfulPrincess 36-40, F 5 Responses Nov 3

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    Train Your Brain Before You Go Insane

    Dr. Ryuta Kawashima, known for designing the brain-training games in Brain Age, states in the first installment of said series that in order to keep your brain fresh, you need to experience at least one new stimulus every week, such as taking a different path to work. "A...
    KewlioMZX KewlioMZX 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 9, 2008

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    I Find Most People Boring

    The masses are happy being in the middle - average.  I'm thrilled when I can find someone who is not afraid to stick their head above the crowd and seek out the unusual and the daring.  That also includes people who are willing to take a stand against the mass-speak and...
    Heywoodjw Heywoodjw 46-50 2 Responses Jul 2, 2008

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    I Have To Be Learning No Matter What

    short course, long, or just a hobby text reading for funwhatever I need to learn. I often don't care what it is... law, business, arts, science, home care, babies, garden, religion, perfume, whatever. 
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 1 Response May 4, 2012

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    I Need Intelligence First

      This seems to be a fairly common topic on EP with some women seeming to come to the conclusion that no guy is really interested in a smart woman; certainly not a woman that is more powerful or earning more money than him. Well I can assure everyone that takes the time to...
    bassplayer bassplayer 46-50, M 14 Responses May 14, 2008

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    I feel that i just have to.

    I've been mentally challenged since i entered 4th year of college.
    carolaspinelli carolaspinelli 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    parjae parjae 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 24

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    I'm often in a constant state of boredom

    because nothing stimulates me intellectually anymore. Everything is just so gosh-darn boring! Geez
    somerbunni703 somerbunni703 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 28

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    my goal in problem solving is to reduce it to

    zero/nothing to thrive for nothing seems contrary to what tv ads tried to assert does this makes marketing the necessary evil? i.e. to progress implies problem and suffering?
    panpsychism panpsychism 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 3

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    This site is bs... Quit making these people

    money and seek help elsewhere... It is old dudes pretending to be underage chicks... Sick fuqs...
    mikememike mikememike 36-40, M 4 Responses Oct 29

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    I haven't read a book in

    so long. I haven't been able to talk to people about anything intellectual. I feel deprived, so when I see other people who are doing this and reading that, all I feel is inferior.
    RMgunning RMgunning 13-15, M 2 Responses Nov 17

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    Missing My Students

    And I am little worried about my job now. Don't get me wrong. The place is great benefit-wise and I know people will go, "What the hell is wrong with you?" but I wish it could be more challenging intellectually. I hung out with one of my best friends...
    june1999 june1999 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 8, 2009

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    Chit Chat Is Ok...

    ...to pass some time... lets say like 5 mins... But then I get bored... I need intelectual convesation to keep my mind focussed on the person or the conversation... a good debate... or a chalenge to an oppion... or philosofical talk... ...without those I really cant help it...
    MichaelMalek MichaelMalek 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 1, 2009

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    I love to read and watch documentaries

    and to generally have my mind expanded in ways that leave me feeling curious and humble. That's why I love programs like "Cosmos" and "Through the Wormhole." They educate me and make me feel tiny and grateful... both for all that they teach me and for helping me to barely...
    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 26

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    How Most People Think

    If a coin is tossed up in the air 10 times and all 10 times it happens to land on heads...it means tails doesn't exist. Its great talking to people like that huh?  
    ParanoidBuddha ParanoidBuddha 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 6, 2008

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    My Brain Wants to Play

    I need to be stimulated.  (That could get me arrested in some states.) There's no superiority or ego at play - I just need to have my brain worked.  Whether it's a problem at work or a conversation about the CERN Large Hadron Collider, I need to think.  I need to...
    failedexperiment failedexperiment 31-35, M 2 Responses May 31, 2009

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    Different Perspective On Intellectual Stimulation

    Sometimes I use to complain that I am not sufficiently intelectually stimulated because most people around me seem and sound limited and with whom you couldn't have an interesting conversation. But later I came to realize that anything and anyone can stimulate us intelectually...
    Claudia244 Claudia244 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 14, 2012

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    I constantly have to make myself appear less

    intelligent than I actually am due to my fear of alienating my friends. I don't want to show off my intelligence, but I do want to be able to freely discuss grades and assignments without someone getting annoyed at my superior grade. Once my friends know I do well in school...
    asdfghjkltaylor asdfghjkltaylor 16-17, F 10 Responses 1 day ago

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    I Wonder If My Partner Can Do It...

    i find intellect to be the most attractive feature of a partner.  so attractive, that it has even managed to cancel out other negative features.  of course, there are many realms in which i identify something intelligent, whether it be the technical...
    meeeese meeeese 31-35 3 Responses May 31, 2009

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    Stimulation.....

    Needs sophistication, and intelligence. Never the 'I will do this .....or that!' Sensibilities are rationale.
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 20, 2013

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    I need some help, everyone.

    .. I would like to surround myself with intellectual EP'rs. Can anyone buddy up with me? Thank you.
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 1 Response May 14

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    I have the deepest affection

    for intellectual conversations. The ability to just sit and talk. About love, about life, about anything, about everything. To sit under the moon with all the time in the world, the full-speed train that is our lives slowing to a crawl. Bound by no obligations, barred by no...
    hulaiku hulaiku 22-25, M Aug 4

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    A Funny Stimulating Test

    Take the test "Smart or Stoopid" . It is a VERY FAST TEST; each question must be answered in 8 seconds. I don't believe it has any scientific bases as for ablity to actually test your intelligence, but it is a lot of fun. http://www.flashbynight.com/test/
    Jones47 Jones47 61-65, M 1 Response Dec 10, 2012

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    there are times when I need more intellectual

    stimulation than most can provide. I often find myself "dumbing down" for others to understand me, even though I do not believe I am being pretentious in any way, shape, or form. I am not claiming to be a know-it-all, but I'm advanced in more ways than one, yet sometimes lacking...
    hulaiku hulaiku 22-25, M Aug 21

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    I read, write and listen to political debate.

    I love having a mind that is able to cut through the trash and understand the important issues. There is nothing more uninteresting than someone starting a message conversation with "Heh :P" , "add me" or "watcha up to" Engage my mind by making an observation about me, my...
    ForestofDreams ForestofDreams 36-40 1 Response Dec 11, 2013

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    If anyone here feels stimulated through

    thoughtful writing and poetry, check out my blog: www.punkrockpericaliya.wordpress.com
    PairOfTrees PairOfTrees 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I Want To Be More Intelligent, A Genius..

    I really want to be more intelligent , since I was fascinated by geniuses like Leonardo Da Vinci, Einstein, Mozart, etc.. I was amazed by their work, and I too want to become like them , A genius. This all started when I red a book from my school library, it is called Artemis...
    krome232 krome232 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 2, 2012

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    Thoughtless

     I think a lot. But none of the people around me think too much themselves. This means that I don't relate to these people very well. None of them are on my frequency. Discussions with peers and family are, therefore, almost painfully vapid.
    effervescence effervescence 26-30, M 8 Responses Aug 22, 2008

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    Wasting Time

    I just seriously don't understand people who says that they can eat and sleep all day. Maybe it's weird ,but I just have to do something more during the day. Read something, lern somehing or at list listen to some news. If I don't I have the feeling that I've wasted the time that...
    MissAnonyme MissAnonyme 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 26, 2013

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    The Truth For Why Everyone Should Be Liberal

    Chris Hedges - "The Death of the Liberal Class" Nation Books writes this summary of his new book: "For decades the liberal class was a defense against the worst excesses of power. But the pillars of this class—the press, the universities, trade unions, the Democrats, and the...
    2Leadindeed 2Leadindeed 56-60, M Jun 17, 2012

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    Reading And Getting Involved In Discussions...

    Is always a good start. The difference between us and the beasts is reasoning, how can we improve our reasoning without having to await the changes the years we add to our lives? Active involvement breeds a renewal of our thought-patterns, and so we grow intellectually before we...
    Rosis92 Rosis92 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 5, 2012

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