The problem is that this level of intimacy is only possible between equal partners. It is easy to have a positive regard for almost anyone – children retardates, illiterates, or transvestites.We can appreciate their appearance, their talent, their warmth and charm.
Now, for a person who has devoted many years to the study of certain subjects, it is very easy to detect whether another person also understands them.
Being admitted to Mensa confirmed our suspicions and verified that we really were brighter than 98% of the population.
Most of us, I’m sure, were very happy when informed that we had been accepted into Mensa.
We must withhold certain feelings and thoughts simply because we know from experience that the other person is not capable of understand them or reacting to them wisely.
The Mensan in the normal world is like an adult in a world of children.