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Its hard to determine who is and who isn't intelligent. For example, I have a friend in school who is a straight A* student, whereas I am more like a B. He may be proficient with school, but he useless other wise, I guess the term 'pseudo-intelligent' applies here. The ability to win an argument could be a means of measuring one's intelligence, or perhaps being a critical-thinker and planning and thinking ahead could also be used to measure intelligence. Then there is the measurement of IQ, which many consider to be the end-all of measuring intelligence, which does make some degree of sense.
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Isn't acting as two people getting tiring
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ronchester44 wrote:

Its hard to determine who is and who isn't intelligent. For example, I have a friend in school who is a straight A* student, whereas I am more like a B. He may be proficient with school, but he useless other wise, I guess the term 'pseudo-intelligent' applies here. The ability to win an argument could be a means of measuring one's intelligence, or perhaps being a critical-thinker and planning and thinking ahead could also be used to measure intelligence. Then there is the measurement of IQ, which many consider to be the end-all of measuring intelligence, which does make some degree of sense.


He who rules is smarter, He who sits on the biggest pile of treasure is smarter, and He who can win hearts and minds is smarter. Those three things I think are the end all in intelligence. If you can do one of the three or all three or some combination I think you're smarter than the average bear so to speak.
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Analytically, yes. Common sense, no.
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What it took me a long time to realize is that most people do fine in the world, not by being smart, but by avoiding things that are downright stupid. There's a certain kind of superficially smart person who will allow him or herself to get wrapped up in something stupid by being too clever for their own good. It's why most people, without any special talent, do fine in the world--they avoid the stupid. That's good enough for me too.
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I'm a dumbass and I dont care
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mittemeyer wrote:

What it took me a long time to realize is that most people do fine in the world, not by being smart, but by avoiding things that are downright stupid. There's a certain kind of superficially smart person who will allow him or herself to get wrapped up in something stupid by being too clever for their own good. It's why most people, without any special talent, do fine in the world--they avoid the stupid. That's good enough for me too.


Personally I think the people who refuse to develop a special talent are the least intelligent people on the planet. In fact I'd go so far as to say they are simply a waste of resources. It doesn't take all that much effort to become good at something and truly contribute to the welfare of the human race. Refusing to do is I think a stupid thing , after all even a moderately intelligent person should realise that a human race succeeding benefits them as well.

Refusing to see that is I think admitting you're on the same level intelligent wise as the mentally handicapped and damaged.
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I'm an airhead sooooooooo
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I'm good at math but since that's just because I'm asian I wouldn't say I'm particularly smart.
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I'm considered by most of those around me as Very intelligent and was in the top of my classes in schooling side by side with a few local art and writing prodigies.... though i never put my talents to use.

I have the intelligence to do stuff im just too lazy.

Apparently my intelligence is very high but i just think most people are dumb where i live....
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Ryulightorb wrote:

I'm considered by most of those around me as Very intelligent and was in the top of my classes in schooling side by side with a few local art and writing prodigies.... though i never put my talents to use.

I have the intelligence to do stuff im just too lazy.

Apparently my intelligence is very high but i just thing most people are dumb where i live....


You made remember something:





I'm joking by the way.
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