If you're intelligent enough to recognise that stupidity is the true road to happiness, there is little hope for you.
Oh the bliss of not seeing the bars of the cage....
"Oh the bliss of not seeing the bars of the cage...." begets a name calling rant?
Definitely intelligent, it's my personality but I don't think living in ignorance is really living at all.
I live to learn and explore, of course you would be alive but it wouldn't be me at all. I'm talking about wanting to stay ignorant, it seems quite dull. One of my relatives is kind and caring but doesn't want to learn anything unless it's absolutely required. She doesn't read books, wont watch documentaries, avoids intellectual conversation and knows extremely little science. So I think my world is a lot more open and being able to explore it feels awesome.
I agree, the stupid people are much happier, smart people think too hard. I'm pretty intelligent, and though I might like to try being stupid for a day... I'm to excited about my future and everything I'm going to use my intelligence for to give it up. Stanford, world travel, foreign policy... I get psyched just thinking about everything I'd love to do.
I'D like to at least try highly intelligent, i might like it
I know people PLENTY of people who force themselves to act stupid to be happier because they know that if they deal with all of their problems from a logical point of view they will be the most miserable, depressed living people ever. Even though I respect their decision to do this, I wouldn't want to do this myself because then I would feel fake with myself and with everyone else and I prefer to be real. Yes, this could make me more potentially at risk for depression but I just refuse to pretend like everything is fine when everything is falling to pieces.
Is this a serious question? Lol....Who would wanna be stupid?! I'd definitely rather be highly intelligent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Naivety.., as I stand, and will do 'til the I die, Knowledge Is Power.....<br />
Nobody can ever take away your knowledge...
:O oh my! im stupid:(
I would go with highly intelligent. <br />
Back in primary school when I had social problems, my academia suffered and I was so naive - I didn't like it in the slightest. I knew I was missing out and wanted to be clever. <br />
When I got to high school I improved a lot and made my real friends (very intelligent people). I found that the people with less intelligence talked of topics that bored me and were mostly trivial and pointless, whilst the conversation of intelligent people was most stimulating. <br />
I understand that naivity can be bliss but you can also be intelligent enough to understand how wonderful life is if you make it good. <br />
That is why I prefer high intelligence :)
neither I prefer being wise :)
I am a bit of both worlds...all depending on the subject. Many things I know and many I don't. If people call me Einstein, then I can be close. :)
Meh i like being reasonably smart. Plus the happiness that comes from ignorance would be shattered when there is a problem they couldn't solve.
Look how happy Arnie is in Whats eating Gilbert Grape! I say a bit of stupid may make me smile more often.. I THINK way too much.
Intelligence has its challenges, but it beats being so stupid you blissfully vote for people who what to impoverish and enslave you.
There is a Korean koan which states almost exactly what you said....that stupid people are more easily able to achieve happiness.<br />
I would still rather be highly intelligent. I enjoy it too much. I love learning.
Yep, just what I expected. I'm dumb as a doorknob.
I wish I could remember this page I was reading on the internet about why intelligent people are usually unhappy, I think it was about something about them being less emotionally developed.