Are intelligent people really happier than less intelligent people? Some people are less aware and more oblivious to what goes on around them and seem quite content with it and living happy lives even though they don't seem to realize or care who or what they perhaps unintentionally hurt. Would more socially and environmentally aware people be happier if they weren't? As they say, ignorance is bliss. I think I was happier as a child when I was less aware of the realities of things and how the world really is. Maybe I seem to worry too much. Maybe I try to use reason so much instead of how I feel naturally. Like if I feel a certain way, I question why I feel that and if that is the right way for the better of mankind instead of usually just doing. I seem to stall to much by thinking about the action before hand unless of course, impulsiveness overwhelms me. I'm not saying I'm intelligent. Maybe it's a chemical imbalance. But sometimes I wish I could be dumber like some people and not be aware or even give a crap about what happens to the future of mankind or our environment. Is there a point of diminishing returns for intelligence with regard to evolution just as there is with lots of other traits? Is there a point where someone is so intelligent that they prosper, maybe being the CEO of a company but not caring if that company hurts the future of mankind? While a more intelligent man is smart enough to know that money is not everything and that being popular and rich will not train him or his offspring for the real world by being spoiled. Maybe you get what I'm saying and maybe you don't. Maybe I'm ignorant in thinking learning more and more leaves you with less and less surprises in the world that it becomes mundane. It's just been my experience.