Genius is always lonely
Posted by Caroline on March 26, 1998 at 13:14:52:
In response to JA as a difficult person., written by Kate on March 26, 1998 at 13:00:03
] I've been thinking about really smart people I know, who are so intimidatingly penetrating that they are actually hard to be friends with.
I'm always quite grateful that I'm not a genius. The more intelligent you are, the less likely it is that you will have any kind of contact with someone who matches both your intelligence and your interests...it must be very lonely for the Einsteins of this world.Frustrating, too! And I think it's a general rule that people despise those less "intelligent" than themselves and fear those more intelligent, because unless minds meet as equals, you have an obligation/dependancy thing that gets in the way.
This , of course, doesn't consider what "intelligence" is. You can argue that there are different kinds of intelligence, but that still makes my point valid..different kinds of intelligence usually have different interests, therefore no meeting of minds.
Having said that, I feel a little sorry for your friend Kate! maybe she could do with a friend , even if they are not a penetrating as her! And yes, I think that it sums up some of my impressions of JA very well indeed.
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