High price paid
I am blessed to have unusually perceptive and smart readers - and, as I was quite shocked to discover just today, I apparently have quite a few more of those than I originally thought:
Because the highly intelligent cannot lower themselves down to the level of the rest of society, no matter how hard we try. It is simply not possible for us to do it without literally shutting off parts of our brains.
While it seems as though I am having a bit of a downer on highly intelligent people, the reality is that highly intelligent folks - especially men - are a great gift to their societies.
(It is also possible, by the way, for such "dorks" to be exceptionally good at picking up women. Just ask world-renowned physicist, ladies' man, and all-round cool dude Richard Feynman. Or, y'know, his ghost, at this point. Part of his appeal to women lay in understanding that taking them overly seriously or putting them on pedestals is very, very stupid. Hey, he was a genius, after all.)