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Posted 1/3/16
I want to think my intelligence is growing, but in doing so, I forget other things. Can't fit everything in at once, I guess.
Posted 1/3/16
I'm already stupid and a dumb ass
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Move to Finland. It is still free to go to college there. And hopefully they're not going to change it any time soon...

And well... I'm from Finland. ; )


ps. I'm not quite sure how to measure this. Expect maybe ... alcohol? Potion of cursed dexterity and intelligence. I think a lot of things can affect to this and also emotions play a great role.
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You don't lose intelligence. You just lack enthusiasm. Here's a great way to keep your brain active, and I do it all the time. If you have a credit card or something with a lot of numbers, memorize it, bank pins, memorizing multiple passwords and emails. This allows you to store information in your head, this allows you to keep information in your memory for a long time, and throughout the day begin to go over them in your head, this is called multitasking.

Another way is to write stories, but with pen and paper. This allows you to constantly create new ideas that will eventually be written down, but you also use your hands to write, you feel each pen stroke, you want to see if your writing is neat enough, if it is acceptable. This allows you to think about what you're writing while thinking about how your next pen stroke will look like, and if you really want the full effect write on a separate sheet of paper on both sides of the page, and number them. This allows you to keep track of your pages, while having to build the story page by page.

And my personal favorite. When you are working, start thinking of a story in your head while you work, think about what characters or people say to each other, memorize scenes, dialogue, you name it. If you can preform a task while thinking about a story in your head, this is training your capacity for stress, and it also trains your body to preform while your brain is working twice as hard.

This is what I do in order to maintain healthy brain activity, never stop thinking, write everything down, if you have something in your head write it down. Have bad grammar, use Google and write down how you think it sounds and correct it, or use a dictionary. Watch a lot of debates and informative segments that boost vocabulary and use what you have learned to better your answers.
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Posted 1/3/16
Yes sometimes... I think I feel my head with too much anime. I think it helps with me having vivid dreams and imagination but intelligence wise not so much....
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I can't believe there's a forum topic about this. Seriously, this is something that's been bugging me a lot recently. I'm glad to see I'm not alone.

Lately, it seems that my vocabulary has been dwindling day by day. I've lost count of how many times I've been unable to think of a proper word to explain myself during conversation. During high school, though, I felt like my vocabulary was pretty vast.
It's been 1 1/2 years since I graduated. I tried going to college, but I only lasted maybe 3 days or something. It just wasn't really working for me; I couldn't afford it and didn't really have any desire to be there, either.

I've thought about reading, but it kinda bores me. There is the rare occassion that I can become invested in a book, but...well, that hasn't really happened since high school, either.

In terms of grammar and punctuation, though, I think I've been maintaining my knowledge well. I sort of subconsciously try to remind myself of how things work in those departments. And sometimes I'll solve math problems in my spare time if I'm bored; I actually enjoy studying math more often than not.
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I think one way is to make your mind active or be sensitive to the things around you. Reading is also a way especially books, articles and the like that involves using your Higher Order Thinking Skills (e.g. analysis). Applying what you've read or watched may help, too. It reinforces what you have taken in (through reading and watching) like writing, debating, speaking, etc.
Posted 1/4/16
Not really. I've always been aware of my intelligence gauge; I'm smarter than the average person, but not so intelligent that I could be a rocket scientist or the likes.
I think the thing I'm struggling with is as I get older, fewer and fewer things are enjoyable to me. At one point, I lost interests in people, and that was the worst thing that could happen to any one. I started being able to predict what people were going to say, what they were going to do... they've become alike to me, and it got boring to me.
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Video games keep me sharp. I suppose that and my interest in researching topics at times and engaging in intellectual debate, confrontation and discussion.

Seeking out challenge and inquisition---I suppose that's the simple way to put it.


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Hooray! I'm not alone either!
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Some of you are confusing knowledge with intelligence. Intelligence is far more abstract and complex than simply knowing facts about some arbitrary topic or understanding the grammatical rules of a language. If your goal is to learn new things then that's easily done with access to the internet. If you're looking to get more intelligent however then that's a different discussion entirely.

Other than the internet, just read a lot. How much children read was really the only factor that had a long term effect on their intelligence or at least how they performed in tests later on in their lives. As long as you're not reading a sensationalist rag or a book written for toddlers, you'll be keeping your mind active and should have a better grasp on grammar in this case.
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mentalese wrote:

Some of you are confusing knowledge with intelligence. Intelligence is far more abstract and complex than simply knowing facts about some arbitrary topic or understanding the grammatical rules of a language. If your goal is to learn new things then that's easily done with access to the internet. If you're looking to get more intelligent however then that's a different discussion entirely.

Other than the internet, just read a lot. How much children read was really the only factor that had a long term effect on their intelligence or at least how they performed in tests later on in their lives. As long as you're not reading a sensationalist rag or a book written for toddlers, you'll be keeping your mind active and should have a better grasp on grammar in this case.


Thanks.
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Posted 1/4/16
I sorta do but i've never really been good at school ive always had a tough time remembering anything ive learned well beside in science i have a good memory for science but everything else im pretty unintelligent.
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I feel like this all the time, since I almost never get enough sleep.
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aoyagi10 wrote:

I feel like this all the time, since I almost never get enough sleep.


Sleep is a beautiful thing.
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