Being around stupid people is actually exhausting.
I mean this in a purely literal sense. It’s not nice to think about and it’s pretty awful to say. But sometimes the truth is decidedly unattractive.
Not everyone is on the same level of intelligence, education, or innovative instinct. They all deserve the same basic respect. But that doesn’t change the fact that it is hard to interact when certain differences are particularly glaring.
I do fine when education is the subject of difference. I can explain without feeling taxed or annoyed, and I enjoy finding out new things.
My problem is when the person I am talking to is genuinely less intelligent than I am. Never mind anything experience-related. This person is simply not swift of thought or inclined to reflect.
Maybe I’m just not very patient. I understand a lot of things intuitively. I cannot show my work a lot of the time, so I am obviously not the greatest teacher. I also get frustrated when someone fails to comprehend something I figured out easily.
I’m not bragging. I’m trying to figure out why I get so exhausted when I have to hang out with someone slower than me. Especially someone who has only four topics of conversation.
Bleh. Better post later.