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Old 11-23-2011, 02:11 PM   #1
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Default News New Study: Children With High IQs Are More Likely to Use Drugs as Adults
I wonder if they turn to drugs because they are surrounded by stupidity?LOL


http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/1619...ugs-as-adults/
We all know a highly-functional pothead, who, despite smoking weed upwards of three times each day is absolutely killing life. He or she probably brings home more than us, has a cooler job—possibly in the arts—tells better jokes at parties and has deep conversations about true happiness in which she quotes Jung, Joseph Campbell and Jesus all without looking anything up on her iPhone. While most of us are barely able to bake cupcakes from a box after smoking, the functional stoner can take four hits from a vaporizer and proceed to pay her bills, shop online, and discuss Christmas plans with her mother.

It’s infuriating, but there’s a totally logical reason why she can do that and you can’t. That reason—from what I can gather—is that your high friend is objectively a whole lot smarter than you.

At least that’s what I’m choosing to gather from a new study based on 8,000 British adults who were tracked for three decades by two researchers, James White and G. David Batty from Cardiff University and University College London. According to L.A. Times, White and Batty gave IQ tests to the sample at age 5 and/ or 10, then interviewed them about drug use at ages 16 and 30.

Using that data, White and Batty divided the people into three groups based on their IQ scores (low, medium and high). They found that those in the top IQ group at age 5 were more likely than those in the bottom IQ group to have ever used marijuana by the time they were 16. At age 30, women with high IQ scores were more than twice as likely as low-IQ women to have used marijuana or cocaine in the prior year, while men with high IQs were 46% more likely to have used amphetamines and 65% more likely to have used ecstasy than their low-IQ counterparts.

According to the Times, “The statistical analysis controlled for certain other factors that could have influenced drug use, such as psychological stress and socioeconomic status.” The researchers also found that IQ and drug-use has a stronger link in women than men.

In conclusion, the researchers noted previous studies which suggest that individuals with high IQ’s are generally more open to new experiences and more likely to seek stimulation than their slightly duller counterparts. And, “Two other traits linked with childhood intelligence — boredom and a tendency to be teased by one’s peers — could also fuel an interest in ‘using drugs as an avoidant coping strategy.’”

Of course, these results are easy to misinterpret, especially if you’re stoned, and especially-especially if you’re stoned and not in possession of an above average IQ.

So to be clear: if you’ve used marijuana or cocaine in the last 12 months, it’s not necessarily an indication that you are wildly intelligent. In fact, it may very well be an indication that you’re a moron. But, if you had a high IQ when you were age 5 or 10, that may very well be in indication that life was either too hard or too boring for you, which might make you more likely to experiment with drugs as a teenager and adult.
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Old 11-23-2011, 02:28 PM   #2
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hahahaha


I reckon it's true in my case!


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Old 11-23-2011, 02:31 PM   #3
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My ole man asked why I drank my reply was because I see what is coming.LOL
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Old 11-23-2011, 03:54 PM   #4
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Yep......

I've always had a theory that the smarter a person is, the more depressed they are.
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Old 11-23-2011, 03:57 PM   #5
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The message is drug sales are down, please step up and volunteer to become a muddleheaded foggy minded non-thinker, by taking mind numbing drugs.

And some are stupid enough to believe this message.
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Old 11-23-2011, 04:01 PM   #6
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Oh, and you're a fucking idiot if you can't smoke some weed and bake cupcakes from a box. It has nothing to do with the herb.
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Old 11-23-2011, 04:17 PM   #7
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Yep......

I've always had a theory that the smarter a person is, the more depressed they are.
Because they are more aware of just how screwed up everything is relative to most people who bury their heads in denial pretending everything's Ok. This is one of the basic maxims of life, particularly in contemporary humanity.
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Old 11-23-2011, 05:00 PM   #8
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My ole man asked why I drank my reply was because I see what is coming.LOL
Does the drinking really help ? Does anything really help ? You still end up sober in the end & have to face it anyways.
Can't stay drunk 24/7. Once u know the truth nothing numbs it, i don't care what you're drinking.
I'm gonna try a drink & let u know. i'll do a drink post later today if I can get me some drink.
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Old 11-23-2011, 05:03 PM   #9
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Yep......

I've always had a theory that the smarter a person is, the more depressed they are.
Yep....



Ecclesiastes 1:18
For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.
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Old 11-23-2011, 05:04 PM   #10
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The message is drug sales are down, please step up and volunteer to become a muddleheaded foggy minded non-thinker, by taking mind numbing drugs.

And some are stupid enough to believe this message.
... and others can handle their drugs.

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Old 11-23-2011, 05:36 PM   #11
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Who needs drugs when there's Nyquil?
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Old 11-23-2011, 05:46 PM   #12
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IQ is way over-rated. What's more important is emotional intelligence (aka inner strength).
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Old 11-23-2011, 05:56 PM   #13
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Don't make me pull the trigger, bitches...
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Old 11-23-2011, 06:07 PM   #14
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Does the drinking really help ? Does anything really help ? You still end up sober in the end & have to face it anyways.
Can't stay drunk 24/7. Once u know the truth nothing numbs it, i don't care what you're drinking.
I'm gonna try a drink & let u know. i'll do a drink post later today if I can get me some drink.
Around the ole man it does especially if talking politics which when visiting always comes up. I know I should avoid those conversations but bs talk about things of no consequence to me seems worthless.

As a kid in school I was the one staring out the window.
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Old 11-23-2011, 06:11 PM   #15
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The message is drug sales are down, please step up and volunteer to become a muddleheaded foggy minded non-thinker, by taking mind numbing drugs.

And some are stupid enough to believe this message.
Funny to me it read quick your kids to bright and might smoke pot put that brainiac on some ritilin.
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Old 11-23-2011, 06:40 PM   #16
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Yep......

I've always had a theory that the smarter a person is, the more depressed they are.
"As intelligence goes up, happiness goes down. See, I made a graph. I make lots of graphs."

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Old 11-23-2011, 06:43 PM   #17
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Drugs are like fasting. In the hands of a witless individual, you will do massive amounts of harm to your body. In the hands of a learned individual who has undertaken the proper precautions and preparations, they can improve your field of view and offer some otherwise unavailable insights.


They are not inherently good or evil. They merely accentuate what is already there - intelligence or a lack of it. I have read over 5GB of text in "Experience Reports" alone. I have read thousands upon thousands of pages on the matter, and this is the conclusion I have reached.


That being said, the above should be taken with a grain of salt. To get the most out of drugs, you have to be completely comfortable with being sober indefinitely. Those who are not usually meet negative consequences eventually.

Furthermore, I am not talking about synthetic abominations here. I am talking about those substances which exist in nature and have a multi-generational history of use.
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Old 11-23-2011, 06:57 PM   #18
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Funny to me it read quick your kids to bright and might smoke pot put that brainiac on some ritilin.
Quoted for truth, "to" vs "too"

The preposition to refers to a place, direction, or position. To is also used before the verb in an infinitive. The adverb too means "also" or "excessively." Two refers to the number 2.
http://grammar.about.com/od/words/a/togloss.htm
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:01 PM   #19
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IQ is way over-rated. What's more important is emotional intelligence (aka inner strength).
No doubt whatsoever that the latter is what is rewarded in todays society. And that may be the very reason why todays society is collapsing. Charming sociopaths are leading!
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:15 PM   #20
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I'll give that one to you, letter_factory. Without fortitude, inner strength, and resistance to emotional manipulation, ESPECIALLY FEAR, high intelligence is basically useless.


Part of being intelligent is a willingness to explore the unbeaten path, whether physically or intellectually. Intelligence is not the right word for someone who can merely regurgitate the facts of others. The truly intelligent person is an explorer - half of this characteristic is the willingness, the bravery, to step out into the unknown. The other half is an ability to somehow make sense (or otherwise be productive) with what you find there.


Without bravery, intelligence is a destructive thing.
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