“It is true that the more you know, the more you realize how much you do not know. Similarly, the more you know the more likely it is that others will irritate you.
The more you think, the more you realize that there is very little competition in this sphere. The painful aspect comes when certain truths become known to the thinker while these revelations remain undiscovered for those who do not engage in rugged thinking. This results in a sense of loneliness for the thinker.
Despite the revered qualities of intelligence, thinking is generally not understood, and is therefore not encouraged.”
How to Lose Friends & Infuriate People–Leadership in the Networked World, p. 83, Jonar C. Nader