> Now, of course I'm implying here
> that I'm more intelligent than a lot of people, and when my emotions go
> off, I'm experiencing "far worse" things than someone
> with less intelligent -- but look at the demographics... People who
> are "less intellgent" seem to be more easily satisfied with the
> things that life has to offer them. Consequently, someone who is aware
> and can conceive of MUCH MORE than our lives
> currently offer, we could be MUCH LESS happier than those who never
> thought of those things in the first place..
Although I have never explored this issue in much depth, I'd have to agree with you. I think the difference between an institutionalized "insane" person and a functioning genius is much thinner than we want to admit.