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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Why smart people are better off with fewer friends



Hell might actually be other people — at least if you're really smart.

That's the implication of fascinating new research published last month in the British Journal of Psychology. Evolutionary psychologists Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics and Norman Li of Singapore Management University dig in to the question of what makes a life well-lived. While traditionally the domain of priests, philosophers and novelists, in recent years survey researchers, economists, biologists and scientists have been tackling that question.

Kanazawa and Li theorize that the hunter-gatherer lifestyles of our ancient ancestors form the foundation for what make us happy now. "Situations and circumstances that would have increased our ancestors’ life satisfaction in the ancestral environment may still increase our life satisfaction today," they write.

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There's a reason why you cringe and absolutely loathe certain people when they open their suck...

At times, I exclude myself from line of sight and ear shot when I see certain people coming because I already know the suffering I'm about to endure trying to explain something to them. 


 

4 comments:

millerized said...

Curse of the High IQ (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BG9VV1U/) explains it pretty well.

RebPirate said...

I'm glad I stopped by to read the article. I much prefer my own company and that of my wife.
Like the site, thanks for doing it.

Stackz O Magz said...

I have it! Great minds man, great minds...

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