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Rich and Co.

“…those with more intelligence and the capacity to use it … are less likely to spend so much time socializing because they are focused on some other longer term objective,”…To the extent that frequent social interaction detracts from the pursuit of these goals, it may negatively affect their overall satisfaction with life.”

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“more intelligent individuals were actually less satisfied with life if they socialized with their friends more frequently.”…When smart people spend more time with their friends, it makes them less happy.

‘…those with more intelligence and the capacity to use it … are less likely to spend so much time socializing because they are focused on some other longer term objective,”…To the extent that frequent social interaction detracts from the pursuit of these goals, it may negatively affect their overall satisfaction with life.

Smarter people may be better equipped to deal with the new (at least from an evolutionary perspective) challenges present-day life throws at us. “More intelligent individuals, who possess higher levels of general intelligence and thus greater ability to solve evolutionarily novel problems, may face less difficulty in comprehending and dealing with evolutionarily novel entities and situations,”

If you’re smarter and more able to adapt to things, you may have an easier time reconciling your evolutionary predispositions with the modern world. So living in a high-population area may have a smaller effect on your overall well-being — that’s what Kanazawa and Li found in their survey analysis. Similarly, smarter people may be better-equipped to jettison that whole hunter-gatherer social network — especially if they’re pursuing some loftier ambition.”

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Written by Rich and Co.

March 22, 2016 at 9:21 pm

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