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How You Can Be Too Clever
It might strike us as odd to claim that a person might be ‘too’ clever. Yet excessive intelligence can blind us to some of life’s simplest pleasures - and most important truths.
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Comments

  • Barbara Fordham
    Barbara Fordham 21 hour ago

    My husband stopped all intimacy with me after he had affairs. He said I was disgusting. Ugly, fat, worthless, embarrassing, crazy, etc. He called me "unfuckable" and said his mistresses were better than me in every way. He made me feel nasty, selfish, and degraded me for even having any needs. He spat in my face, knocked me to the floor and told me he was going to sleep with "everybody he could except me" and he would do it in my car and make sure I knew about it too. During all of this I had to deal with texts I found of his affairs where he wined and dined and had wild times with, everything I wanted yet I got abuse...and this is only a pinch of what he did to me over ten years. I am lucky Im still sane, although I am broken beyond repair.

  • Ethan Reysan
    Ethan Reysan 21 hour ago

    the most ironic thing is that winner stand alone.

  • Hiteshasva Gupta
    Hiteshasva Gupta 21 hour ago

    the animation and concept are so amazing

  • Abishek
    Abishek 21 hour ago

    some traits ring true for sheldon cooper.

  • David Griffin
    David Griffin 21 hour ago

    1:32 Hmm, this would be being biased by pre-conceived ideas/stereotypes; this is being "small minded" not "clever". A truly clever person would always be open to new ideas; that's how we learn.

  • Zephaniah Greenwell
    Zephaniah Greenwell 22 hours ago

    Using words, 🙄, what a bore.😴

  • Alexander Fleming
    Alexander Fleming 22 hours ago

    Ironic that you use overly complicated words and sentence structures to make the point to keep it simple...

  • Alexander Fleming
    Alexander Fleming 22 hours ago

    SoL is deliberately being careful with their phrasing as to not insult all the self-proclaimed highly intelligent people who hang around in this comment section.

  • Creton Eric
    Creton Eric 22 hours ago

    Theres a Big mystack in french, marcher : to walk, marier is thé correct orthographe

  • Avistar
    Avistar 22 hours ago

    My IQ was tested on the Wechsler to be 98, near the perfect score of 100. I guess that explains why nobody understands me and I am so lonely. Most people are just sleepwalking to me.

  • Emma Turner
    Emma Turner 22 hours ago

    thank you.

  • Emre Arslandoğan
    Emre Arslandoğan 22 hours ago

    It's just incredible that how everybody in this world thinks they are unique until they find out every single person has the same emotions, thoughts, dreams.

  • Yahshua Muhammad
    Yahshua Muhammad 22 hours ago

    Awesome elaboration and delivery of the history of Buddhism. Thank you for sharing. May all listening and reading gain enlightenment, peace and wisdom. Many Blessings from Chicago, IL

  • magic 23 knife
    magic 23 knife 22 hours ago

    So basically I think like this because of my self hatred ? That seems legit .

  • Jacky
    Jacky 22 hours ago

    2 Lessons : 1) Ignorance is Bliss 2) Try to learn to be Asexual

  • Electric Blue
    Electric Blue 23 hours ago

    Sometimes I think Alaine is just angry because he went bald

  • Alex Orren
    Alex Orren 23 hours ago

    Yeah but what if the bad inner voice is your own?… idk how to overcome it because it’s my own voice. I hate myself so much…

  • Eryk Bonder
    Eryk Bonder 23 hours ago

    What if I'm all of those? I'm currently going through breakup and at first I wad the "cold" one, then I felt anger and for short time I was the first one. It cycles between all of those. I want to get the anwsers I know I will never get and I don't want to bother the person that broke up with me, because it happened pretty recently. I feel abandoned and alone, it makes me feel the whole spectrum of emotions and I can barely manage to not lose my temper. I really love that person but she makes it look like she is not sure what is she feeling, but yet she broke up and left me. I know that she has many friends to spend time with and forget about it and I envy her, because I am alone. It makes me sad, angry and empty all at once.

  • Linh N
    Linh N 23 hours ago

    How can we are being pleasant but not people-pleasers?

  • Marko Ilic
    Marko Ilic 23 hours ago

    I guess i need to write this and share it with you, I was allways kinda alone not kinda intrested in girls and i got kinda attached to most of the time just for looks and body but that never lasted long. Then i met this girl that i thought was my soul mate i never felt that love in no one else, i didn't fall for her looks, i fall for her heart like we just clicked and the more we talked the more i was falling in love, she told me that she is moving to other place soon, at the begging just wanted to be friends with her because of that, but the more we talked and seeing each other the more she was getting into me and more emotionally and intimate with me. I was starting to feel the same for her, and started to show her my emotions. To make this story a bit shorter, 1 night we were together in car and she just layed on my chest and started crying cuz she is leaving and why we met this late and this time. i hugged her hard and told her, everything is going to be ok, i will be there for her and we can try even after she is gone we can still see each other, i can come to see her and she will come back on vacation to her parents (she went to another city, not coutry btw). After that night she started to make excuses to not see me, changed the texts and the mood and feelings for me when i asked what is wrong, she said i cant be with you cuz i cant take long distance relationship and can we stay on this and just remain friends, i was hurt broken, i knew this will happen if i fall in love for her and wanted just to be friends at the begginig when we met or just have a adventure, but she show other intentions with me and then i felt same for her and fall in love. On that question can we stay "friends" i said i can't be frinds with someone that i loved more then myself i thought she was something else and i never fall in love with anyone like that. The thing that hurted me the most she didn't even wanted to see me one more time before she left and we could talk about everything. Few days ago her best friend told me she found new bf immediately after she left and that she changed alot, so that probably mean that i was there just for fun before she left to the guy in other city, i don't understand why she gived me falls hope and lied to me when i was honest all the time with her and she told me she will be with me honest too. If she didn't want anything with me she should just said that. So i didn't stay friends with her, and we didn't hear or see each other for 5 months. I am still hurt and changed alot after that i am diffrent person now, i started hateing myslelf and didn't found my peace after that cuz i found peace with her, i didn't found since then any girl atractive or wanted anything with anyone. Started traning in gym and working alot and doing things just to not think about her but it's hard. 💔 So thats my story i hope someone see it, i am sorry for my English. Much love 🖤

  • Hasan Deliktaş

    Still the most enlightening social theory and incredible critic of modern world. If you want to understand the world we live in. You should read Marx yourself.

  • Chris
    Chris Day ago

    Tbh, I'd rather call such a behavoir simply arrogance.

  • Eva Carmen
    Eva Carmen Day ago

    i could see pieces of how he had viewed himself and how he thought the world was with/without him in it. its so sad :(

  • Marcus Maloney

    “Someone we hate beyond measure. Ourselves” I cry every time I hear that

  • ForViewingOnly

    I dont like the idea of giving anyone "a very wide berth indeed". This isn't the most compassionate video School of Life have made.

  • Zero
    Zero Day ago

    of all the criticism i get in my life, this one hurts me the most

  • ReN MK
    ReN MK Day ago

    My body keeps trembling with anger and sadness. Its gets better but come again. Idk hope i heal soon,coz I will start stay alone less thn a month, got a new job far from home

  • Godwin Njoroge

    Beautiful reminder to be alive in our simplest forms 🙏🏾

  • John
    John Day ago

    Thank you so much for this video! This shined a light on just how much of my own pride can blind me from simplicity.

  • Hari Seldon
    Hari Seldon Day ago

    Interesting... there is hope for the species yet.

  • sossboy
    sossboy Day ago

    Why you us a black ànd a.white woman on your intro pic. Fcking disgusting.

  • alldamnamesRtaken

    i thought that was the description of stupid.... which i can be sometimes.. nice... now I am too clever hehe

  • Charleythefarmer

    What if only one of the two were in love?

  • Yasin Nabi
    Yasin Nabi Day ago

    Hey YOU, incredible person reading this...The truth is you are confident and good enough already with who you are, where you are at and what you have right now to have the success you want in life. Don't let others define what “success” is for you. Get up, learn that skill and go after it! I believe in you so much! Have an awesome day! ...

  • Andrej Jovanovic

    1:52 lol so hard

  • Supertron
    Supertron Day ago

    Don't bother maximizing intelligence. Maximize your common sense.

  • Camrin Goodman

    Exactly.

  • strong info
    strong info Day ago

    Can you make a video on the meditation book "Quagmire to Awakening" scientific approach of buddha ... I would really appreciate your effort

  • Camrin Goodman

    Channels like this are as important to society or more than the largest corporations and the jeff bezos and elons and Zuckerbergs. If you dont have sanity or peace of mind, then what does anything else matter?

  • varun prakash
    varun prakash Day ago

    How to be clever by understand society response consciousness in mind using our intelligence for Listening and knowledge learning in facts Beginning from learn search of new things clever idea by significant to use people Great minds & Clever minds are discussing for future 👍 Too cleverness are complex so use your clever wisely

  • MOJO III
    MOJO III Day ago

    Marcus Arelious meditations is a great book to read and easy to understand

  • James Forlenza

    honestly i didnt know people could do this...?

  • Soulo Dolo Music

    This video goes WAY too far into specification without any explanation... Being above-average clever literally has nothing to do with specifications of people in general, and has everything to do with the individual. Intelligence and stupidity are just as opposites as empathy and apathy. I'm unsubbing from this judgmental channel - this is literally the second video in a row I've seen of objective expectations vs situational realism.

  • Raghuraj Singh

    Stop calling it Hinduism

  • Vy Vân Triệu

    *School teaches us to copy, but life requires creativity.*

  • peculiarlittleman

    God?..grant me the serenity to accept what I can't change: The courage to change the things I can; and The wisdom to Shut-Up.

  • Eugene Rock
    Eugene Rock Day ago

    am so smart

  • Chung Seng
    Chung Seng Day ago

    can I get a list of the songs from 7:00 up?

  • INFINITF2
    INFINITF2 Day ago

    Fortunately this is not a problem for me because i’m stupid 😃👍