Are stupid people happier

Study proves: intelligent people are happier than stupid

If you google the words "luck" in combination with "stupid" and "intelligent", you will find numerous posts in forums and blogs in which people vehemently argue that stupid people are happier because they are not intelligent enough, the bitter " Truth ”. But a Cambridge study proves exactly the opposite: The researchers measured how happy people are with which IQ, without making any evaluations - and lo and behold, the more intelligent, the happier - why?

Attempted solutions to the question of why intelligent people are happier than stupid ones

I myself am always unhappy when I defend myself against my fate. When I feel resistance and feel at the mercy of this resistance. If, on the other hand, I see challenges as solvable puzzles, I am relaxed and alert even in difficulties. Then I have the confidence that I will come up with the right solution - and then that's the way it is.

Hape Kerkeling used to sing "All of life is a quiz" and I think this very saying explains the phenomenon that the Cambridge Study deciphered. People who are able to think creatively are less exposed to a “powerful environment” than those who can only obey or defend themselves against adversity. People who understand their fate as their own and do not look to the outside to blame are certainly more intelligent than those who assign responsibility for their own misfortune to their parents, workplace, partner, weather, fate or the neighborhood.

What do you mean? Maybe the study isn't right either? Or maybe the environment is responsible for the lower IQ, as these people were given less education? And anyway, can education and intelligence be equated? Or is a well-educated academic unhappy when he does what his role demands - and then also has a measurably lower IQ?

Quote from the abstract of the study:"Results Happiness is significantly associated with IQ. Those in the lowest IQ range (70–99) reported the lowest levels of happiness compared with the highest IQ group (120–129). Mediation analysis using the continuous IQ variable found dependency in activities of daily living, income, health and neurotic symptoms were strong mediators of the relationship, as they reduced the association between happiness and IQ by 50%. "

Here is the link to the study:
The relationship between happiness and intelligent quotient: the contribution of socio-economic and clinical factors

By Eva Siefeldt

For almost twenty years in the "free wilderness" Eva Siefeldt founded both a registered cooperative for business start-ups in 2004 and an academy for the training of social media entrepreneurs in 2011. For a long time she was a lecturer and trainer for marketing, communication and social media. Today she works as a coach for people in professional change. Your strength is to accept current situations, to recognize visions and to develop strategies together with your clients, which also prove themselves in practice. Mobile: 0176 80528749 - Email: [email protected]