Mental Modern Mental Hood

Ah Our childhood days,

Steaming past, the summer ablaze,

Boister and thrill entwined within the air,

Memories created through the winds of our hair

Rivalling foes and going through worlds untold,

Never did we miss company for sure,

In the midst of the darkness, rain and sun,

Our journey out of childhood had just begun.

The off beaten track always did seem exciting,

The rebel, the scoundrel, the tribe’s bastard still biting

What are these lingering waves of ups and downs?

Are they to be fulfilled beneath a female’s gowns?

Perhaps, “an ideal way to drown”,

Said so, the angel, the devil and the clown.

Chanting laughter heard in between my ears

Animalistically, born again without a fear

Alas, the satisfaction became the past,

The enjambment of lust and love did not last,

Alone and aloof, was a soul’s journey down

Oh, where art thou..Clown?

“None the place to be seen”, said the Angel,

“It might be stupidly wise to consult the Devil,

or vehemently humorous to awaken the Scoundrel,

Dare i say…perhaps release the Rebel?”

Breath long gone, the innocence of a childhood ranger,

Instead, a carnival-esque manifestation of these uninvited strangers

A celebration of choices, lost voices, lost choices, and voices

Seemingly searching for churches of questions and answers…

-Sherman Rajeshwaren

Mental Modern Mental Hood

16 Scientific Reasons Why People Who Are Socially Anxious Are Usually Highly Intelligent

Food for thought; Can this state of mind be achieved through meditation and time spent alone?

Thought Catalog


Many people know there’s a neurological correlation between being highly creative and mentally ill, but few seem to realize that the same is true between being socially anxious and highly intelligent. Everybody experiences a degree of social apprehension, and a high IQ is not the sole root of social anxiety as a classifiable clinical disorder, but it’s a huge factor, no matter where on the spectrum you fall. Here, 16 reasons why:

1. People with social anxiety exhibit high levels of sentinel intelligence, which is the ability to detect real threats that are invisible to other people. For example, in the study linked, participants were able to detect the smell of smoke far before others. This means that they are hyper-sensitive to perceived threats, and can feel uneasy or disturbed when they are mental or emotional in nature.

2. Socially anxious people are hyper self-aware. This is generally…

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16 Scientific Reasons Why People Who Are Socially Anxious Are Usually Highly Intelligent