John asked in HealthMental Health · 4 weeks ago

Why do many intelligent people end up depressed/hopeless and have a drug or alcohol problem when they get older?

4 Answers

  • Luke
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Some of the people I've met with drug problems weren't very intelligent.

  • 4 weeks ago

    They get a lot of expectations put on them. And it cracks them.

  • Lila
    Lv 5
    4 weeks ago

    Because they are smart enough to see the world as it really is and as they get older their hope that anything will change diminishes and it makes them depressed. Or maybe being in their own head too much and over thinking makes them depressed.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Because greatness of mind comes at a cost. It's always a trade-off in life.

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