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#211533 - 12/05/05 04:16 PM Re: Why are geniuses never truly happy? [Re: nenipp]
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#211534 - 12/05/05 04:26 PM Re: Why are geniuses never truly happy? [Re: nenipp]
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Thats true. now I feel dumb for having thought I was smart and that makes me sad...wait...if I'm sad, then that must mean I'm a genius!
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#211535 - 12/05/05 04:42 PM Re: Why are geniuses never truly happy? [Re: Bushi_no_ki]
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fitness, dan grades, money, looks, snickers, big d***s




I knew someone was talking about me behind their backs!


The only thing that comes to mind is because maybe they're not satisfied because they're are things they're able to do, but for some reason can't.

But how do you know they're unhappy and not just busy? I mean, Einstein didn't even comb his hair.

I'll give a little of my side to the ego thing...
And whoever mispelled "jeanius"...oh my God...that's classic.



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#211536 - 12/05/05 06:23 PM Re: Why are geniuses never truly happy? [Re: DullBlade42]
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But how do you know they're unhappy and not just busy? I mean, Einstein didn't even comb his hair.





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#211537 - 12/06/05 04:12 AM Re: Why are geniuses never truly happy? [Re: Foolsgold]
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In this small way, you guys have made my day. I provoked a decent sized group of people to thought, and that's something I've been trying to do for years.

Like I might have said earlier, I'm not really complaining, I'm just wondering. Perhaps it is the complexity of "knowing more" that makes it more difficult for a "genius" to be happy (and mispelling that is a classic, considering I put the spelling in the thread title). I'm not unhappy, quite the contrary, it just always seems to me that there is important stuff to think about before I can be happy. And the whole "my potential is going unfulfilled" thing might be ego, but it still weighs down on me, because it seems to me that I should be doing great things, wihtout regard to my own personal glory but in favor of benefitting the human race as a whole.

This whole thing was as much a rhetorical question as an actual question, but I'm glad people are thinking about what contributes to the quality of their lives.

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#211538 - 12/06/05 10:09 PM Re: Why are geniuses never truly happy? [Re: Bushi_no_ki]
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This whole thing was as much a rhetorical question as an actual question, but I'm glad people are thinking about what contributes to the quality of their lives.




What do you mean? All of this thinking is making it worse!
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#211539 - 12/07/05 01:51 AM Re: Why are geniuses never truly happy? [Re: Bushi_no_ki]
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Bushi,

You are young yet and there are things to do for the rest of your life. The problem has, and will always be, that it will have to be you making those decisions and delivering on them...not wating for an epiphany.

Don't think that no one else has thought that, if nothing else, there life was less remarkable than it should be for want of doing something honest and nobel and benefiting others.

Well, let's say it's the small things that count and the connections with people that you have that matter. And that includes doing honest work for an honest buck and making your own way in this world and treating people that you meet well.

It also means that if you do wish to "ennoble" your life, why not start now...volunteer some place, help the old lady across the street. Do some charity work. These things matter more than you can know to a lot of folk who are desparately looking for help.

It's the little things that need doing that get over looked for the sake of making that touch down in your life.

I'll get off my little soap box, but if you want to help others...there are many folk with their hands out right now.

-B

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#211540 - 12/09/05 10:14 PM Re: Why are geniuses never truly happy? [Re: butterfly]
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Nobility is found in taking out the trash.
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#211541 - 12/09/05 10:17 PM Re: Why are geniuses never truly happy? [Re: Foolsgold]
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Nobility is found in taking out the trash.




...or putting it in someone else's trash can
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#211542 - 12/09/05 11:47 PM Re: Why are geniuses never truly happy? [Re: butterfly]
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As far as being the nice guy who does the little things out of kindness, I am already that. Granted, I can be a little brusque in manner when I'm busy, but I always try and find time to be nice to someone.

As far as finding my place in this world, see my thread in the MA talk forum. Today has been one of the greatest days of my life.

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