that’s actually an interesting premise
that increased mental acuity
reduces propensity for empathetic reactive states
seems plausible enough
could also say intelligence
creates less pragmatism
more emotional deliberation
is high emotional states
correlative to empathetic probability?
well cart before the horse
empathetic nature might lead
to higher emotive response
but does being smart necessarily
preclude higher emotional
and empathetic states?
i think it is invalid
as a constructional premise
why is a person empathetic?
the application of models
what constructs kindness?
one would not say
lack of intelligence creates kindness
is intelligence even a variable?
empathy comes about
from …from what?
what makes a person empathetic
feeling part of the whole
yet exclusion doesn’t
necessarily create disassociation
well i don’t think higher intelligence
precludes an empathetic nature
might even be the opposite
interesting premise, though
agreed upon in many characterizations
the stone-cold scientist
displaying little to no concern for others
and missing the little things
in preference of a higher vision
yet within real life
have to say the smart people i’ve met
can put themselves in your shoes
might have more to do with communication acuity
those who communicate well
appear more empathetic
though i guess i’ve met those who talk a lot
and don’t give a fart for anyone else
if you gained 50 IQ points overnight
would you become heartless?
all our fiction says yes….
but i’m thinking