We want to use this blog post to quickly congratulate writer and long-time Scribd user Bill Allin. Recently his essay, Why Intelligent People Tend To Be Unhappy became one of the most popular documents on Scribd, receiving (as of now) 197,045 views and 1,750 likes. This extreme popularity was in part due to the huge number of links to his essay from all over the Internet, including links from the front page of Digg, as well as StumbleUpon, Fark, and Netscape.
Bill Allin’s essay also generated some great discussion. On Scribd he received 332 comments as well as a document response, Comment on Bill Allin’s excellent document “Why Intelligent People Tend To Be Unhappy”, posted by Sidephase. In case you haven’t checked it out, Bill Allin also posted a follow-up essay called Intelligence and Unhappiness: Likely, But Not Inevitably Linked.
The story about the success of Bill Allin’s article does not end there. On Thursday he was invited to talk on CBS Radio’s The Adam Carolla Show about his opinions on the relation between happiness and intelligence. Congratulations Bill!