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Jake Maddox

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Do you find it difficult to engage in intellectual conversations with people in general?

It happens to me all the time. My wife encourages me to have dinner with her friend and her friend's husband. "It's the opportunity to socialize and meet new interesting people!", she proclaims. And yet the same boring conversations unfold. The guy rambles on about how many yards this guy ran, and how many interceptions this guy threw, and did you see how many spiders that guy ate on Fear Factor, etc, etc. I ask something like, "Hey, did you see that they possibly discovered the Higgs Boson at the LHC?" And the guy looks at me like I'm from Mars, "The LH what?". Then my wife makes a comment like I'm a nerd then everyone laughs. I'm far from a social misfit or hobbit, I just prefer to discuss things that stimulate me intellectually. I hope I don't offend anyone for saying so, but most of the time I feel like I'm surrounded by people that are intellectually challenged, to put it kindly. And maybe that's just it, if you consider that the average intellectual quotient is around 100. They're easily entertained and amuzed to watch television shows cataloging the "real world" of college kids living in a house together, arguing over who got the most trashed the night before at the club.

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  • Sep 15 2012: Exactly, when I mention Higgs Boson, everyone is like what are you talking about ? and I said, u know CERN ?? I have now grown two horns

    I love illuminating conversation on politics, science, technology, religion, art ...not for the sake of having an argument but for learning purposes.

    I love listening to people .... I want to know their ideas, their thoughts , their feelings... Being human is such a complex thing that I want to know how they function and what makes them think the way they do..

    So Please... Help..... I am no Dork and I love a good movie and a good fiction... but when there is a need for deep discussion, please send me people who is interested and want to learn as much as I can :)
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      • Sep 15 2012: Thank you........ and believe me , I had to explain CERN

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