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Comment by jon-quist on Stupidity as a mental illness · 2019-09-09T20:13:17.532Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I know a highly educated and well spoken person who is a expert at noticing and making snide remarks about other cars on the road, but he does all the same things; text, not stay in his lane, constantly tail-gates, swerves accross traffic to make his exit, doesnt pull forward so the person behind him can make their order, doesnt pull up to the car ahead of him in the left turn lane (causing traffic jams behind him). But somehow will say "i wish people used their brains more" when somebody tailgates him.

The truth is, people who flaunt their IQ around rarely critisize themselves and only see things from their perspective.

Comment by jon-quist on Seven habits towards highly effective minds · 2019-09-07T20:29:52.363Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Thank you.

Comment by jon-quist on Stupidity as a mental illness · 2019-09-07T20:22:36.586Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Its very true. Its not survival of the fittest, it is survival of the sexiest.

Comment by jon-quist on Stupidity as a mental illness · 2019-09-07T20:19:02.042Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I like your point of view. One might suppose that having a exceptionally high IQ puts one at a greater risk of acquiring a mental illness.