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I Need to Be Intellectually Stimulated

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    I think what I mean about being intellectually

    stimulated lies in a recent past relationship with a guy that was willfully ignorant. He eschewed any concept or idea that would make him question his viewpoint. I find this boring. It is okay if after discussion you still keep your viewpoint but to put your hands over your ears...
    traceydanine traceydanine 46-50, F 6 Responses Jun 2

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    me too, most of my girlfriends are stuck on

    gossip and guys. I like to talk about those things sometimes too but after an hour or two we run out of things to talk about and when I try to mention a more interesting topic they just stare at their phones and give one word answers, so I have given up lol. I'm sure they think...
    meeeghanp77 meeeghanp77 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 23

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    When I am not reading

    or researching random articles about all kinds of weird information... I've tried gaming and watching tv for more than twenty minutes but.. I can't? I always resume back to my phone. Like Im not even trying to say it in a way that makes me sound you know.. But I genuinely can't...
    chanelroe chanelroe 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Been bumpin' Immortal Technique

    for a whileee. Recommend him to ALL. Studying his lyrics & researching all for myself.
    marianajohnson marianajohnson 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    In my daily life there isn't much interaction

    with others that one could consider anything more than superficial. Truthfully, I'd say that most of the aforementioned others are way too set in their beliefs, don't have an open mind and therefore are incapable of holding a dynamic conversation. I left EP nearly 2 years ago...
    CrypticK76 CrypticK76 36-40, M 3 Responses May 9

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    Iget bored of people easily

    if they arent smarter then me or atleast know as much as I do
    mayhemharmony mayhemharmony 26-30, F 8 Responses May 9

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    I need to be surrounded by more intellectuals

    or at least extremely intriguing people. My mind needs constant stimulation. Talking to most people is more of a chore and just extremely boring and irritating. I come across the most annoyingly predictable and mundane people.
    isthiswrong90 isthiswrong90 22-25, F 28 Responses Jun 1

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    I hate talking about mainstream topics.

    . Discussing ideas from an abstract perspective is the only way I can stay interested and focused.
    joshuaw53 joshuaw53 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 23

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    can literally get lost

    for hours "researching". like right now for instance, i am pretty sure i have looked up every single Christopher Poindexter composition because i came across one which i felt i related to.
    kfluff kfluff 26-30, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    Love smart, progressive,

    intuitive people.
    foxness foxness 31-35, F 12 Responses May 10

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    Ok intellectuals who's up

    for a challenge? Being a middle/lower class man in southwest USA, what are some things I could do regularly to affect positive change on some of the issues threatening our planet? Climate change, over population and animal extinction. I'm sure we're all aware of the obvious...
    MathewIsOk MathewIsOk 31-35, M 9 Responses Jun 9

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    i have been with a girl just

    for her looks. i learned that looks are no substitute for intellectual capacity. its bad when you feel that you have some how become dumber after a date.
    alex33009 alex33009 26-30, M 3 Responses May 10

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    Anyone else get bothered

    when someone can't keep up with your conversation?
    paletouches paletouches 18-21, M 5 Responses Jun 23

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    It's not all about looks,

    but I understand it's important. However, if you can't carry a conversation with someone it doesn't make a difference. One's intellect can be quite attractive. I don't mean book smart. I'm talking common sense, empathy, and well-being.
    Booksaremypassion Booksaremypassion 41-45, F 5 Responses Jun 1

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    Have you ever been in love with someone's mind?

    I love people who explore ideas and are innovative!
    KAnnie98 KAnnie98 16-17, F 2 Responses May 10

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    I often find myself to be disappointed worth

    the world in which we live, and so usually try to distract myself from all the mishaps of the world by taking an interest in the intellectual parts of life. Music and so on don't do it for me, especially if they're to much about this world; intellectual challenges are my way...
    KingNidas KingNidas 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    So if the words are taken at face value 'the

    walking dead' must mean that anything walking is dead but the opposite would be the still life. So it's a paradox if u walk ur dead but if ur still you will soon be walking as the dead what does one do
    gaara1019 gaara1019 18-21, M 4 Responses Jun 9

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    Have you ever had the extremely annoying task

    of trying to get a message across to someone but, no matter how hard you try or what you say it's like that person's brain is saying "does not compute"... Grrr annoying
    Mfudgie Mfudgie 31-35, F Jun 3

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    Yeah!. I cant stand watching farting humor all

    day long or whatever in that style. Gossip only. I want to talk more than just everyday things. I maybe want to discuss these everyday things we do. Etc etc
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 9

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    i cannot deal with to much nonesense,

    idle chat..with no meaning, no understanding, no involvement I can not keep the conversation going..
    raggedeagle raggedeagle 31-35, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    It's seems like people talk just to hear their

    own voices. Yes I have a bit of social anxiety. And yes I am an introvert. But I can't help it. I have zero interest in mindless chatter. Life is borrowed time. Let's talk about something other than fashion, sports statistics, or the neighbor's cheating boy/girlfriend. BORING...
    UnaLOME UnaLOME 36-40, F 5 Responses Feb 2

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    and I might not talk to you

    for long if you can't distinguish your from you're. call me a *****. whateves.
    Smashlee Smashlee 31-35, F 9 Responses May 10

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    As much as I love a good looking woman.

    .. she needs to be as equally intellectual for me to date her
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 2

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    I responded to an EP experience with a quote I

    feel I should share as I can really relate to it... "I’ve never been very keen on women who hang their sex round their neck like baubles. I think it should be discovered. It’s more interesting to discover the sex in a woman than it is to have it thrown at you, like a...
    Liverpool47 Liverpool47 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 12

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    It is interesting to see how people carry on

    conversations. It becomes a daunting task, finding a person that is not afraid to have a conversation about any subject of depth. The type of conversation where you talk about what truely resonates within . Remember life is about learning, growing etc etc.
    willowofthewoods willowofthewoods 41-45, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    I adore stimulating conversation with

    interesting people. It must be an extension of my love of learning and wanting to research as much as possible in my lifetime. You can't get any better than first-hand experiences and a person's reasons behind their opinions. even when I don't agree with the point of view, I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Mar 18

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    Well I say this to people online

    but yet the conversation usually is not stimulating enough for me. Sometimes I get tired also of taking the initiative of thinking of stimulating conversations. It would be nice to just listen to the other persons point of view. Well anyways I think I might go back to school...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 18 Responses Jun 10

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    I love learning, but only

    if it's something I want to know about, usually something spiritual. I find it very difficult to relate to people who are just into things like partying all the time, watching the latest television show, and emulating celebrities. Those people appear to me as being incredibly...
    LunaBloodmoon LunaBloodmoon 31-35 7 Responses Feb 9

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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 4 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    it's so wonderful that I've met articulate

    and intelligent people on this site that you can talk to about anything
    broken8888 broken8888 26-30, M 4 Responses May 10

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    It takes a special person to Intellectually

    stimulate me and keep me focus and on point. You happen to meet and talk, they have such a natural and easy way to stimulate your mind and body, at the same time. Nothing compares, when someone can write something or say something to you that gets your mind as worked up as your...
    Kman4You Kman4You 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    Prykat Prykat 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 10

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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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    I miss college. The deep conversations

    and academic challenges. I don't have that at home. In the beginning of marriage, I made the mistake of telling my husband (who played video games more than not) that I needed stimulating conversation. He's never let me forget it. However, it's still true today. I lack that...
    AmyOnEP AmyOnEP 41-45, F 6 Responses Apr 18

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    I need to be...and I love to stimulate other

    people intellectually, but..........I need to trust them in order to be open, and I trust so few people..........
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 11

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    Have you ever had a conversation,

    in a public place, with a friend or significant other and they said something incredibly stupid or ignorant? Those moments baffle me and I usually just stare at them for a couple minutes. I'm literally at a loss for words at that moment. That's probably for the best.
    radiantorchid radiantorchid 22-25, F 4 Responses May 13

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    Oh my God, the truth in this is unreal.

    I need somebody who is intelligent enough to understand my witty banter and my colourful vocabulary. I'm tired of explaining what pulchritudinous means :P Plus, intelligence and maturity come almost hand-in-hand, so yes, intellectual stimulation sounds fantastic right about now...
    Cenlow Cenlow 16-17, F 19 Responses Jun 1

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    You ever talk to a lot of people

    and feel like you didn't talk at all? Not that those people weren't important, but the conversation was lacking something more stimulating?
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Apr 15

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    Anyone else get curious about something

    and then stop at nothing to learn every single detail about it? Like I got curious at what year India was "founded" then spent three days writing a research paper on the order of countries founded for literally no reason. I do this type of thing all the time. If I don't have all...
    Aphilli00 Aphilli00 22-25, F 7 Responses Apr 3

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    Life is a game of perception I strive

    for understanding, knowledge is imperative to understanding. Seeing things from as many perspectives as possible leads to the most objective viewpoints, which gives way to new correlations and theories, all imperative to understanding. The equation have no limits with...
    Outdoctrination Outdoctrination 18-21 2 Responses May 24

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    I need to have stimulating conversations.

    I need them like I need oxygen to breathe.. I MUST HAVE really good intense conversations. If I do not, and worse comes to worst, I will feel a little empty that day. I'll become distraught and a small part of me dies. πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜”
    BenedictJones BenedictJones 13-15, M 2 Responses May 27

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    I no longer have the energy

    for meaningless friendships and mindless people. I want to completely diverge into topics, someone's mind, the world. I don't care about how the weather is.
    elenabello elenabello 18-21, F 8 Responses May 20

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