I hate to potentially sound like the cockiest person alive, but this is an Internet forum after-all.
Does anyone else feel like their unusually high intelligence makes them removed from society, in the sense that you feel separated from just about everyone else you know?
I have noticed this more and more about myself the older I grow (I’m in high school), and although it’s not a bad problem to have, it is a little troubling emotionally. It’s like I’m just not on the same playing field as everyone else. Keep in mind that I have a normal social life and am atheltic so I don’t feel removed simply due to being wierd.
Can anybody else share any insight they might have about this, either from their own experience or someone you knew?[/quote]
I don’t know anything, so this is all I can offer. First of all, you may be growing older but you’re still damn young, so there’s still plenty to experience before making a determination.
Secondly, the more you go out and meet people, the more you’ll realize that the average person is a fucking moron, ergo you’ll always feel superior, provided you aren’t a moron. Funny thing is, though, even the most ridiculously stupid people tend to fancy themselves as more intelligent than their peers.
If you are more intelligent than your peer group and it bothers you, then find people whose intelligence is more commensurate with your own (stop hanging out w/ dumbasses), or just go with the flow and enjoy the unintentional humor of the dumbasses and use them to your advantage. Everyone serves a purpose.