From "The Wisdom of Life"
Reading Schopenhauer I discovered that he writes a lot about Solitude-cheerfulness-intelligence triangle.
"hearing of interesting events which have happened in the course of a man's experience, many people will wish that similar things had happened in their lives too, completely forgetting that they should be envious rather of the mental aptitude which lent those events the significance they possess when he describes them; to a man of genius they were interesting adventures; but to the dull perceptions of an ordinary individual they would have been stale, everyday occurrences"
_ I thought it has interesting implications for the world of televised life, Instagram, etc.; the majority of content is skewed towards presenting exceptional and amazing things is no big deal, not towards how ordinary turns extraordinary because of the "mental aptitude".
Also, disclaimer: Schopenhauer was a terrible racist. And a snob.