Thursday, February 26, 2015

Anecdotal Evidence That You Are Smart

December 18, 2014
Are you a worrier? Then you're more likely to be smart: People prone to anxiety have higher levels of intelligence

Worriers can be kept awake at night replaying the day, or imagining all the possible worst case scenarios in their lives.

If you make a habit of reading blogs about fake prosperity because you are as worried about the future as I am, then congratulations!

If you are an eternal optimist who was just tricked into reading a fake prosperity blog by one of your worrying friends then, well, sorry about that. Continue to take comfort that we live in the best world of all possible worlds. You must therefore be here for a reason. ;)


Anonymous said...

I'm sick of worrying.

I'm trying to find a pathological-optimistic plugin for my brain.

If I had one of those I could invest in stocks and buy a Ferrari with the profits.

Know anywhere to get one of these plugin?

Stagflationary Mark said...


Although Optimism Implant Chipset 2.01744b was a complete disaster for those who installed it, I'm hearing nothing but glowing reviews about version 2.01745b. The company claims that 83% of the fatal bugs have been fixed.

I should probably mention that was also claimed on every version since 2.00013b. Perhaps there is a reason to be more optimistic this time though, assuming one has actually installed it.

This new version apparently allows the user some control of his/her own brain. Not yet sure if it is a bug or a feature. Might depend on the person, lol. Sigh.

Shame on me. Bad Mark! Bad! Bad!

dearieme said...

"You must therefore be here for a reason."

I'm only here for the beer.

Stagflationary Mark said...


It's good that you aren't here for De Beers. ;)

Michael said...

I am here for the sarcasm. However I really miss the parabolic failures.

Stagflationary Mark said...


I worry that the parabolic trend failures are breeding now that nobody is left to shine a light on them.

That's how I think. Crazy smart. ;)