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netgypsy
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Jan29-12, 01:10 PM
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I wish there were an "unsmart" pill. When very intelligent kids make fun of those less gifted they should have to take one that lasts at least a week - maybe more if they deserve it.

also I don't know why there is the perception that very intelligent people are misfits. Most are not. The absolute best and brightest I've ever known are as successful socially as they were academically. But being very intelligent academically does not mean the person is intelligent socially - that they have empathy, can read body language, or even care about other people. But this is NOT typical of intelligent people, not even the true standouts.

Any of you who haven't read Richard Feynman's "Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman" really need to. It is so hilarious and he is super intelligent obviously but just plain funny too. He is much more typical of the super bright people I have known than the social misfit many people expect of this type of person.