Are Intelligent People More Lonely?

It sounds like a hugely arrogant and self-serving suggestion to imply that cleverness might lead you to loneliness. But if you define cleverness in a selective (and modest) way, there may truly be an aspect whereby it can lead to a certain isolation.
For gifts and more from The School of Life, visit our online shop: Join our mailing list: Or visit us in person at our London HQ: Download our App: FURTHER READING “It sounds like a very mean and undemocratic thought, trading off the peculiar glamour that isolation has in a Romantic culture – in order to gain an oblique sense of superiority and perhaps pass off an absence of social skills as a virtue. It is important, therefore, to be clear what is meant here by intelligence. It has nothing to do with degrees or any of the criteria by which we ordinarily measure cleverness. What is meant is emotional intelligence, which exists (or not) in every strata and nook of society…” You can read more on this and other subjects on our blog, here: MORE SCHOOL OF LIFE Our website has classes, articles and products to help you think and grow: Watch more films on SELF in our playlist: You can submit translations and transcripts on all of our videos here:
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