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I handle boring intellectuals who think they are better than you the same way I handle boring people that think they are better than you -- I either ignore them or placate them.

I handle interesting or noteworthy intellectuals the same way I handle interesting or noteworthy people -- I talk about cool stuff with them.

I'm really not sure why OP even added the word "intellectual" to this topic. Is it acceptable to be a boring moron who thinks they are better than you? Really, it seems like being "intellectual" isn't really a problem, it's more the "being boring and thinking you're better" thing that gets people pissy. Unless you think being intellectual is a problem? I'm not sure, but I feel like the type of person you're referring to would be an asshole regardless of how much he thought things through -- maybe it pisses people off that assholes also have the ability to think? I don't know. I guess what I'm trying to say is, what's the problem with thinking about things? I mean, all things considered, I'd rather they be an intellectual asshole than a moronic asshole. We really shouldn't be trying to dumb people down -- especially assholes. Jesus, dumb assholes are worse to deal with than almost anyone else. At least when they're intellectual, they have the courtesy to think about whether they're right, and generally, you can at least make good arguments against them. Dumb assholes will insist on their views -- you can't humiliate them when they're wrong. But whatever, things are far easier when I don't think them through this much -- maybe ignoring this thread would have been better.
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I handle boring intellectuals who think they are better than you the same way I handle boring people that think they are better than you -- I either ignore them or placate them.

I handle interesting or noteworthy intellectuals the same way I handle interesting or noteworthy people -- I talk about cool stuff with them.

I'm really not sure why OP even added the word "intellectual" to this topic. Is it acceptable to be a boring moron who thinks they are better than you? Really, it seems like being "intellectual" isn't really a problem, it's more the "being boring and thinking you're better" thing that gets people pissy. Unless you think being intellectual is a problem? I'm not sure, but I feel like the type of person you're referring to would be an asshole regardless of how much he thought things through -- maybe it pisses people off that assholes also have the ability to think? I don't know. I guess what I'm trying to say is, what's the problem with thinking about things? I mean, all things considered, I'd rather they be an intellectual asshole than a moronic asshole. We really shouldn't be trying to dumb people down -- especially assholes. Jesus, dumb assholes are worse to deal with than almost anyone else. At least when they're intellectual, they have the courtesy to think about whether they're right, and generally, you can at least make good arguments against them. Dumb assholes will insist on their views -- you can't humiliate them when they're wrong. But whatever, things are far easier when I don't think them through this much -- maybe ignoring this thread would have been better.


I think the OP's beef is more with pretentious people than boring people. Nothing wrong with being boring really. Probably a poor choice of words.

How do I deal with pretentious people who think they are better than me? I take the opposite extreme and become unerringly polite and humble. Gotta out class those motherfuckers.
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Can't stand them. I end up shoving forks into my ears until my eardrums bleed and I can never hear anyone again.
Oh, you can use this for watching Tobuscus youtube videos, too.
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Confidence and a genuine desire to learn new things. And if that doesn't work I choke them out with the dark side of the force
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Doctor said books are the best weapons in the world, so I usually grab one and slap them with it.
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The same way you handle anyone you don't want to listen to... Tell them to STFU.
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I have been accused of being one of these Intellectuals that looks down on people or more of asked do I think that way.... I kind of do. Really it comes from I annoyed that certain things that you(or I would think) should be common knowledge and impact you EVERY FUCKING day(basic high level math, simple chemistry, basic econ rules, and import historical events like the printing press)but relatively unimportant stuff (trying to get another one night stand or party and get drink) seem to me be far higher on peoples priories.

While that the US money might be worthless in few years, a new miltarty super power is on the horizon, and a potential war on OUR soil (the southern boarder is far worse than anyone realizes.) All of this is boring and probably doesn't need everyone attention but it affect EVERYONE in my country and the average person needs to at least have an IDEA of what going on... but they don't or let whats left of the mass media (thank goodness for the internet) tell them the story. That what frustates me is not some thinking on my level its that they need to use the internet power to arm themselves with info instead of entertainment all the time. I guess I guilt of that quite a bit lately too. Oh well back to anime.
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You can't win against someone like that. They will get angry at you for not wanting to discuss things with them because no one wants to ingest their stupidity.
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Fucking mods deleted my thread. You guys are little faggots.
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I just ignore them. Thats how I handle most unpleasant people. Why waste time talking and arguing? I have much better things to do with my time than spend it on people that cant help but suck. There are so many other people that could use a kind word or a smile or someone to talk to.
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I totally agree. Its so funny when you ignore unpleasant people, they are mainly starving for some kind of attention. i got no time for that
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For example
" mm yea hjm yea sure. Yes !!!! I just Just level up !! What where you saying ?"
Thats how i do it.
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Fucking mods deleted my thread. You guys are little faggots.


What thread? Also, didn't they only close it - I don't think they delete them unless it's... well... very inappropriate.


astro6619 wrote:

I totally agree. Its so funny when you ignore unpleasant people, they are mainly starving for some kind of attention. i got no time for that


Define "unpleasant" for me.
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The thread about the story of Nikola Tesla.
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The thread about the story of Nikola Tesla.


It was just a link - those aren't allowed by themselves, I'm pretty sure they have a thread for just that. If you wanted to know, I was the one who reported it (I checked the story too, just what the hell?). You could try posting the thread again with a thought inducing discussion in mind to go with it.
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