We have all heard the phrase, “ignorance is bliss.”
Which is actually very true. It turns out, happiness and intelligence are mutually exclusive because happiness is a state of mind whereas intelligence is a scope of mind. The more you know, the more you seek, the harder your life becomes.
Realizing when someone is telling a lie based on their body language or facial expression, understanding the complexities of social frustrations, and a plethora of other things may seem like a great gift to some, but in reality this awareness might be more troubling than just a gift.
Hearing people whine about how their life is “unfair”, when they do nothing to change their projected path? Knowing that the part of the problem is their ignorance (because they can’t see that) -and it is part of your intelligence (because you can.) You understand the varied differences in life and what each event or decision may unfold.
If you think you have raised the bar with your intelligence, chances are you are struggling to keep happy.
Here are 7 reasons why a lot of intelligent and sober souls fail to find happiness in life:
1. They tend to overanalyze and overthink everything
It is rightly said, Ignorance is a bliss. Overthinking makes the world look like a disappointing place occupied by wrong people and unfair endings.
2. They want to match everything with their high standards
They refuse to settle for less, they are sure about what they want in life, and anything less than their expectations fails to satisfy them.
3. They are too hard on themselves
They tend to judge themselves continuously against the high standards and the high goals they have set for themselves.
4. They are advocates of continuous growth and are never satisfied with the Present – as it is
They always aim bigger, makes things better – adding effort even when they can just ‘be’ and relax. They hardly taste what they have earned.
5. They hate small talk and crave meaningful conversations, which makes them often misunderstood
They often feel lonely and misunderstood as the connection they seek is rare, the depth with which they see things is often not appreciated too.