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Rajyrr 
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Posted 12/28/12
I troll the hell out of those stupid idiots. It's practically their kryptonite.
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Posted 12/28/12
Smile and nod, with the occasional "yeah", "uh-huh", "oh really".

I'm not strong enough to break their gentle hearts with a blunt "dude, shut the hell up".
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Not all intellectuals are that way.

The "life of the mind" isn't necessarily an arrogant path to take, as only individuals who were arrogant in the first place make themselves like that.
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How about a nice cup of shut the F*** up.
Naw, jk, i let them be who they are because theres probably something i do thats deserves a cup of that stfu coffee but i just cant see it like they do.
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Why do I have to handle them? Couldn't I just listen to them and not care if they are condescending or not? Some people are too high strung I think, just mellow out and you will enjoy life more.

The people I have a problem with are anti-intellectuals that form opinions based on conjecture and misinformation.
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Posted 12/28/12

tommythecat wrote:

Why do I have to handle them? Couldn't I just listen to them and not care if they are condescending or not? Some people are too high strung I think, just mellow out and you will enjoy life more.

The people I have a problem with are anti-intellectuals that form opinions based on conjecture and misinformation.


You're right I don't give a crap, do whatever you want, everyone does anyways.
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walk out on them while there making there big speeches....

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As others have stated previously I like to consider myself as an intellectual but unlike most because I went to a well rated yet also ghetto ass school I also have street smart as well as book smart ( I never lose at gambling ) but when meeting them I actually have fun discussing theories and debating on subjects such as the motion of light or all the reasons WHY pi is equal to what it is
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Posted 12/28/12 , edited 12/28/12

CalifCat wrote:
If you were to come across me in a library reading a trashy harlequin romance novel, you would deem me a dumbbell most likely, even though my IQ could be 200, and I just enjoy readying trashy novels.


IQ doesn't really measure intelligence. It was motivated as an intelligence test--however the test makers considered intelligence at the time, but they just kept trying questions until the IQ measured a normal random variable with mean 100 and standard deviation 10 (or at least standard deviation 10--not sure if they cared about the mean). Basically, they played with it until the IQ test fit the "bell curve." Which means, at this point, we don't know what IQ measures. We just know that it measures something that has mean 100 and standard deviation 10.

Edit: I understand talking about IQ really doesn't belittle your point (i.e. how someone presents themselves does not correlate with how intelligent they are), but it does bother me egregiously when someone suggests a correlation between IQ and something as vaguely defined as intelligence.
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Posted 12/28/12
Ohh those guys, they are a few in our school. Few always lecture people but always ended up getting pwned by other people's comeback. I would just ignored them.
Posted 2/21/13
Basically everyone on the internet? Most people on the internet think there better than each other.
This is the best thing to say.
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Posted 2/21/13
Well, in my case, I am KIND of better person than everyone else.
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Posted 2/21/13 , edited 2/22/13
Not all intellectuals are pretentious elitist.
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20 / M / Los Angeles
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Posted 2/21/13
Unless they do have the proper merit to act in their way, then I shall tolerate it out of respect for their ability and utility to serve my or our mutual needs, otherwise let them have their self inflated delusions of grandeur, they're about as insignificant as an ant on an anthill being stepped on, just another human out of the other 7 billion or so, whose life can be easily ended without compunction as that ant.
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Posted 2/21/13
How Do You Handle Boring Intellectuals Who Think They Are Better Than You? Great topic.

Don't let them play word games or try to snow you with jargon. Challenge the premise behind their assumptions. Then using their premise follow it to the logical conclusion no matter how absurd or ridiculous it becomes.
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