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I Need to Be Intellectually Stimulated

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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 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, 2014

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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 4 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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    This stimulation then,

    through the ropes, or through other beating-whipping tools during the tying itself, trigger not only physical reactions that, thanks to breathe control, can evolve into a strong eroticisation the pain itself, becomes for those who get tied, a sensitive signal of the fact that...
    DSireR DSireR 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    dariada dariada 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 10

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    Things that exercise your mind are wonderful!

    Sometimes you chat to people who get you to question your own thinking, ideas that you hold dear. Great when that happens!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 19

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    This has made life more interesting.

    I find myself neglectful of escaping crazy conversation... Mostly I start it, anxious to see where two minds end up when there is a spark.
    bubblest bubblest 26-30, M Dec 30, 2014

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    the average iq is around 100.

    I have a hard time finding someone that can just keep up. I get tired of having to wait for them to reach their own conclusions. basically it gets lonely
    thom63 thom63 31-35, M 5 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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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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    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 14, 2014

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    Sometimes I read at least 5 random Wikipedia

    articles a day so I can learn something new
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F Dec 16, 2014

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    If you use the word sapiosexual to describe

    yourself, then you're my hero. If you don't know the definition, look it up and have a good chuckle! "The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection." ~Thomas Paine
    thpayne thpayne 22-25, M 9 Responses Nov 28, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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    Ok how about this? Why do humans sleep?

    ! I mean why dedicate 6-8 hours of your day where you are totally unaware of your environment and of your surroundings? What evolutionary advantage does that have????
    mesteven92 mesteven92 22-25, M 5 Responses Dec 21, 2014

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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 3 Responses Oct 24, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M 4 Responses Nov 26, 2014

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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, 2014

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    These kids today are horrible.

    ..and I'm one of them like can't we just have a nice conversation without you saying "iight or yo or nah". Like come on it's not that hard to speak proper once in your life. I may be only 13-15 but I'm very proper and manner like and old fashion so I like the old ways of tv and...
    JovieLee JovieLee 13-15, M 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    I feel like the entire world is just boring.

    I have not felt a spark of interest in a very long time. I just feel numb.
    thomiek thomiek 31-35, M 7 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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    That's why I could never date a stupid chick.

    I might shag a stupid chick, but there won't be no morning after.
    SnowCrow SnowCrow 31-35, M 3 Responses Dec 15, 2014

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    I feel like it's impossible to find younger

    people who still enjoy intelligent conversations. It's like every other word is swag or yolo, and I'm just over here like "that's a dumbed down version of carpe dium that people use as an excuse to ignore obvious consequences that have the ability to hinder their future...
    lillolipop lillolipop 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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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 8 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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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 love that I'm intelligent enough to need to

    be intellectually stimulated but at the same time it sucks because very few ppl can actually intellectually stimulate me. So I end up bored all the time. Its like ppl have a one track mind. Once u start talking to them all they wanna talk about is same boring sh!t day in day out...
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    parjae parjae 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 24, 2014

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    That final was too easy.

    ..give me a challenge life!!
    AstroPIMP AstroPIMP 18-21, M Dec 18, 2014

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    Im addicted to learning new things everyday!

    If only there were men to date in my town with the same interest :( can I at least get a decent conversation its such a turn on!
    CrownedWoman CrownedWoman 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 18, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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 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, 2014

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    youngndfurius youngndfurius 22-25, M Dec 20, 2014

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    I feel so empty in this house,

    there's zero stimulation. I live with a narcissist who is empty as a drum. I need to have real conversations with people, I need stimulation... To feel art to speak to people with knowledge. I feel like my potential is dying out with this life. I need people who have more to...
    ofthisgirl90 ofthisgirl90 22-25, F 7 Responses Jan 7

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