This is a very interesting line of thought. Sometimes genius
is considered insanity
by some cultures
. When Galileo
first postulated that the earth was not the center of the universe
, he was considered either mad
or a heretic
because it did not fit into the Church
's point of view. Mozart
was also considered 'odd'; sometimes the folks in other countries and cultures just associated genius with an unusual way of thinking and interfacing with others.
There was a study done in New York City by Yellow Cab (if memory serves), wherein they compared folks with a high IQ with folks with sub-average IQs. The study concluded that the high-IQ people were frustrated, unhappy and tended to get more complaints and into more accidents. They basically had higher hopes and aspirations, and their minds were working a mile a minute while robotically driving around the city. The sub-average folks were more contented and concentrated more on the moment than the future.