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Posted 5/1/17
If so, in what ways? If not, does it bother you that you aren't smart?

How important is it to be smart? What is more important than being smart? Do you purposely say you aren't smart yet feel superior to everyone anyway? Are you Smart but Lazy™? Do you judge people that are stupid?

I'm not that smart other than when it comes to some book smarts (maths + anything that's just computing), but some (few) think I am. I'm probably average. It doesn't matter either way, smarts isn't that important to me, and it never made sense why people get so upset when they are called not-smart in one way or another, even if it's nicely said. It's not like being stupid means you don't have other good traits that help you out more than intelligence.

My main characteristics that I like about myself have nothing to do with smarts, really. I like the fact that I am open minded (trust me, I am), my sense of humour (trust me, I have one), and the my calm and collected composure that I always have. The open mindedness and calmness work well together, though because I am not smart it takes some time for me to realise some of the things I am wrong about, but I can eventually admit I am wrong if I am. I'm a patient person (I promise), so it ends up working out well, I think. My sense of humour is nice because I can entertain those that I like. Since I'm not good at being social normally or speaking intellectually, getting people to laugh is a good substitute.

What about you?
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Posted 5/1/17
I think I am somewhat superior to others on subjects I believe I know and can form an opinion all. After all, if we did not trust our opinions, and by extension, our confidence in holding one, we would not have that specific opinion.

That being said, I think there is a need to be doubtful and open minded, and more importantly aware of the biases to ourselves. On topic, I am not sure if I am smart. I am certainly not without my bias.

I do think a great deal of people are unaware of their ignorance, however, but that is a result of my self belief in the opinions that I think are better in fields I think myself to be informed.
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I'm not smart, I'm considered it in school but I don't think I really am, if I am then I'm smart but lazy.
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I'm not a smart man, but I know what love is.

A lot of the definitions I see for "smart" involve speed. A smart person is "quick-witted". Someone not smart is "slow". But just because you may not get there first doesn't mean you don't have the depth of intelligence to understand something; you may just have to work a fraction longer to get there. And being quick-witted doesn't necessarily mean that you actually understand...
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I'm smart, but not smarter than people older than me.
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I'm the lazy kind of smart. Although I don't think being "smart" is soley based on intellect alone. I think of being smart as the capability to adapt more than anything else. There's a plethora of knowledge in the world to be absorbed, which can make a person smarter.
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I'm not "smart" or really knowledgeable in really much of anything cause my understanding of really anything is only surface level at best that usually comes from some pop culture notion of what something is and it usually never goes much deeper than that. With that said I don't really care if I'm "smart" or not cause I don't really participate in that insecure game of hierarchy that comes with basing your life in some sort of life long competition with others (over who's smarter, who's more attractive, who's more successful, ect) that many seem to participate in.

If there is anything that could be more important than being "smart" it would be self-awareness and by extension actually being honest with yourself.
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I find that is quality best judged by others, because it depends on the metrics one uses.

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Im smart enough to realize most people are stupid.
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I'ma smrt! (thrust me)
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I'm smart enough to know I'm not that smart. At least I'm not one of the stupid ones who think they are smart.
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Nope, I'm just an idiot who happens to be competent in certain areas.
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Depends on what kind of intelligence you're talking about. I'm lazy, but I can accomplish quite a bit if I find the motivation to do so.

School/study intelligence: smart, aside from math

Athletic intelligence: stupid

Social intelligence: decent (too lazy to socialize regularly and keep friends, but good at reading the room and easing awkward vibes).

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I consider myself quite intelligent when it comes my professional life, after all I am only 29 yet I've achieved enough in my professional life that I could honestly retire from working and still live a life far more comfortable then most people here. When it comes to a social and emotional intelligence I am willing to admit I am well less then proficient. I let my past rule my present far too easily and I honestly think I am expecting too much of the people around me.

I live my life according to the principals both my adoptive father raised me with and the military drilled into me. And in doing so I demand the others around me do so as well, and I know it earns me their scorn. The thing is I don't care and rapidly reject them if they don't live up to what I think is ideal in a person. Which only fuels their scorn. Could I be less demanding, sure I guess but the thing is I don't want idiots, drunkards, cowards , and layabouts in my life.

That of course shows my lack of tact and social adeptness but I refuse to improve that. I am who I am, and that is professionally intelligent and socially a retard.
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