Why are some clever people lazy?

Why are some people who are shrewd so mediocre when it comes to school? They don't get the best grade marks. Why is that ? Wouldn't you expect someone smart like that to do really well?

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  • dan
    Lv 5
    7 years ago

    "Work smarter, not harder." Usually results in doing as little actual work as possible so you can focus on other things you enjoy.

    Another reason is that most really intelligent people see the obvious problems in the world and the cause of the problems as being too large to fix, thus you become depressed. This is often referred to as Genius Depression.

    There are a lot of reasons really. I'm sure you've experienced some first hand or else you would not have asked the question.

  • 7 years ago

    Clever people are lazy because they're clever.

    They know that they know the answer.

    Clever is not equal to smart.

    Although they may have the skills to succeed, they need to prove themselves; they don't realize that.

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