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I Need to Be Intellectually Stimulated

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    We all have things that do not challenge us intellectual. I believe that that is a result of how we look at them.
    Gude Gude 36-40, M Mar 17, 2012

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    Sometimes I Need A Kick In The Butt

      Some times, if I’m feeling low (which is rare) I see life through “eyes” that are disappointed and dejected because of a loss of faith in my ability to realize my dreams. My excuses are often due to a lack of money, fear of ridicule or failure, and...
    mollydd mollydd 13-15 Feb 1, 2010

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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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    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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    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 13 Responses May 14, 2008

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    Warding Off Dementia???

    I try to give myself brain exercises in an attempt to keep my brain healthy. There's no history of Alzheimer's in my family and I hope to keep it that way. I've seen people drift away with dementia and it's not a pretty sight.
    LoneBlogger LoneBlogger 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 19, 2011

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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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    Always!!!

    I always need something to keep my mind going, which is why I always carry around my Rubik's Cube just in case I am someplace without any stimulation for my mind, lol. Be it putting together a tent in the woods, learning a new instrument, puzzle, or new song. I ALWAYS need...
    SynysterGates510 SynysterGates510 22-25, M Jan 15, 2012

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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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    Almost Constantly

    I have a need... not a desire, but a need...To learn, to constantly study physics and big science, mysteries of the ancient world, mythology and spirituality. I feel so good when I am onto something new, like a high. I get really excited about it, and can't stop talking. I don't...
    VincentValentine VincentValentine 31-35, M 3 Responses Jul 29, 2011

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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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    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 18-21, M Aug 21

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 18-21, M Aug 4

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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 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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    Needed: Brain Stimulation Conversations, Preferred.

    I crave intelligent conversations with others about anything honestly. People talking about petty stuff bores the crap out of me. I like reality and real things in life. I'm not a brilliant person nor do I claim to be ever but I do so enjoy talking and meeting people and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 25, 2010

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    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    Stimulation

    Hi all. I need to feel, experience things that give me energy, stimulated me. It gives me live. sources: science, meditation, physical activity, knowledge, learning.
    Gude Gude 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 25, 2011

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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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    I Miss Good Talks

    i miss beening in school and having talks with my teachers, it was always fun discussing things and learning the others point of view , uhg i miss it
    theGirlwiththeSmile theGirlwiththeSmile 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 24, 2009

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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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    Ever Since I Was Born..

    i cryed all the time for new original toys, new concepts new conections, new places to put my mind at. unfortunatly i didn't get much of that stimulation. i admit it was a bit exagerated for ordinary humans ....but not my fault.... it just costed me my inteligence because its...
    lunarstrings lunarstrings 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 13, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Does Anyone Get Me/this Make Sense?

     I am fascinated by science, but I am not naturally good at it. I enjoy reading baout it, but I do not understand it/get it like some people do. However I want to!  I think so many questions about the world around us, but maybe these aren't science...
    Readerblackchic Readerblackchic 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 1, 2009

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    Uh, Yeah

    thats kind of why i joined up here ar EP.  but i guess its lazies on my part, becuase i feel anything ut stimulated and inspired.  i feel like i get more dull and boring and less smart with every passing day.  my brain is in a state of atrophy. 
    happyhooker happyhooker 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 5, 2007

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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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    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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    Radiohead...

    A Short video I enjoyed... Maybe others will too.
    SimplyBeing SimplyBeing 51-55, M Oct 18, 2011

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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 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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    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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    VelazquezJ VelazquezJ 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I am angry today. This has been a long time coming, because I am the type to absorb rejection, heartbreak, insults, all the negativity in my life. I get "mad" and I "rant" for a...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F Aug 27

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    I really need one. Don't get me wrong. I love the friends I've made on EP and anywhere else online. They're amazing. Especially two people on EP who may or may not recognize...
    ashfaaqb ashfaaqb 18-21, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I have been with my boyfriend for 7 months. I thought that I had found the one. He treated me like a princess in every way. I've always had low self esteem and I'm pretty sure...
    danka021 danka021 22-25, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I don't hate my job. I hate who I work with. I am in school and I also work. I work as a petcare guy at PetSmart. I've been there for 2.5 years and in that time I really started...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I need someone that won't judge cause it isn't great but I just need someone to tell me I'm normal
    Keanu1991 Keanu1991 22-25, M 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I've always been the kind of person who was everyone's second mother. I listen to everyone's problems, make them laugh and cry with them. But I feel that when I have a problem and...
    LonelyUsagi LonelyUsagi 13-15, F 6 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    My gf just dumped me 😖😖 i need someone to talk to !!! GIRLS ONLY !!!!!!!!!!
    rogeliotheking187 rogeliotheking187 22-25, M 4 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I dont know why when i put an experience about needing a girlfriend, there is always someone who make fun of me and that make me sad :(
    mariostyle mariostyle 18-21, M 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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