Post by rebecca2013 on Jul 22, 2019 14:13:04 GMT -5
Individuals vary on their level of happiness.. I believe strongly that a person who is happy in life does not really depend on intelligence. I know maintenance workers who are miserable and Ph.D. level people who are just as miserable. Happiness is generated from within, not a product of external factors. Ziyi would be even better describing happiness from a Buddhist perspective but generally I do believe that Trump followers really do not see the world exactly as it is, sort of a blind to what is said or acted on by the president. For example this whole issue with racist remarks. Most people heard it as vile and racist but his supporters siding with him judge it more as if He himself was the victim. It is a very strange mindset but if you examine what they are saying, it appears that they genuinely believe that he was in the right to call out these "unpatriotic" congresspeople NO MATTER what the truth was... they don't listen to truth they only hear what he says, and what ever he says is gospel. The interesting aspect here is the fact that they just follow along no matter what he says or does.... Grab women by the ..... That's okay just locker talk.... 16 plus women charged him with sexual misconduct/rape... that's just women lying.... he didn't do that!! Racist comments.... no no it wasn't racist talk it was defending our country because the squad hates America..... BAH!!! say a lie enough and gullible people believe it.... Intelligent people fall for his garbage just as "average intelligent" people do... He is a wonderful con man.... makes many just swoon over what he says (it's called fantasy).... I consider my own self excluded from all that.... I see him for what he really is.... a fake.
Intelligence is measured by comparing individual scores on standardised test with the total population. The result is a bell curve.
People who score at either end of the curve tend to be less happy because they are so different from the mean. Both groups suffer from social isolation as children. Both groups tend to have difficulty fitting in and their intellectual/learning needs are poorly met in most school situations. Eventually both groups tend to find their peer group and find friendship.
Joe Biden has a Coronavirus team. Donald Trump’s team has coronavirus. That’s the tweet
1. I believe "happiness" can have different definitions, depending on the person or the people a person interacts with. 'Content'... 'Satisfied with life'... 'Always smiling'... 'Outgoing'... ??? 2. I also believe a person can cycle through 'happiness'. Less educated or highly educated... Can't they have periods in their lives when they are at peace and times when they are completely fed up? During my 70+ years, I have cycled through some extremely difficult times. During those cycles, the future looked bleak. Everything was negative. Other times, I have developed an optimistic attitude and remained very upbeat.
Most of my career, I was in daily contact with both ends of the spectrum. I worked with an engineering firm where we had extremely intelligent, highly educated professionals. Those same days, I would spend hours with contractors whose crews were staffed with many who might not even have a high school diploma. I saw plenty of engineers who enjoyed life, family, work, etc. And, I saw a number of engineers who seemed to live a miserable existence. Much the same was witnessed with the contractors.
Social environment, good choices and bad choices in life, addictions... workaholics, sex, drugs, etc... So many things can trigger a cycle of depression or unhappiness that lasts for years or a lifetime. OTOH, birth of a child, good marriage, social circles... there are factors and events that can build a life of optimism and "happiness"... regardless of intelligence or education.
"It is much easier to win an argument with an intelligent person than a stupid one."