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Depends on who's judging that and on what aspects.
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NPR did an article on the effects of AP classes in high school are not very well known here: http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/05/01/525073237/four-things-we-dont-know-about-ap-tests

And a personal favorite youtube channel did a video about IQ and how it doesn't really measure intelligence. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p2a9B35Xn0
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I used to worry about being smart. Used to hate myself for not being able to do algebraic equations. Then one day I actually put some effort into studying math. And now I will be moving on to calculus next semester. I have Isaac Newtons heating and cooling formula memorized, as well as decay rate formula and a few other formulas.

None of this means I am smart. I just made myself more knowledgeable on a particular subject. I think people who are perceived as "smart" just put more time and effort into things others did not. Everyone eventually becomes very good at something when they work hard enough. Why let pointless titles like "smart", and "intelligent" stop you from doing the same?
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MasterBismuth33 wrote:

Anybody can increase their intelligence level with practice and training. Practice makes perfect.


Until they reach their cap
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MasterBismuth33 wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:


DarthRutsula wrote:


MasterBismuth33 wrote:

Anybody can increase their intelligence level with practice and training. Practice makes perfect.


What if you are practicing the wrong thing?


North Korea Citizens in the real world.


Why are you being a little annoying shit for no good reason? Hmm? Just have a convo where we all learn and contribute. We don't need unnecessary rudeness.


No, I was being entirely serious. I am sorry if I offended you, that was not my purpose, but I thought if anyone heard of how the North Korean leaders ran their country, it would be quite obvious. A great deal of the basis curriculum is spent learning about the imaginary life and times of Kim family members. By real world, I meant application outside of North Korea, while I imagine that learning this information is the key to moving up in North Korean society, if by the whims of their tyrant.

Of course, none of this information is true, and it is entirely possible that the tyranny will crumble eventually.

If you are referring to other posts, I do not quite understand. I thought myself to be well mannered in various other threads, but perhaps I have misled myself.
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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.


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.


I must say, an interesting way of determining intelligence, although, even with your theoretical idea there are some exceptions to the rule
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I must say, an interesting way of determining intelligence, although, even with your theoretical idea there are some exceptions to the rule


There are usually exceptions to most rules. For example we could argue the happy man is in the end the smartest of us all. Power, wealth,and social acceptance aren't necessarily the road to happiness .
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He who can win hearts and minds is smarter.


I'm a genius.
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Ranwolf wrote:

He who can win hearts and minds is smarter.


I'm a genius.


Got them dancing to your tune huh?
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Got them dancing to your tune huh?


Yes. Well, at least the one person that I wanted to get to dance with me.

Whoops, I'm gushing like a giddy schoolgirl.
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ronchester44 wrote:



I must say, an interesting way of determining intelligence, although, even with your theoretical idea there are some exceptions to the rule


There are usually exceptions to most rules. For example we could argue the happy man is in the end the smartest of us all. Power, wealth,and social acceptance aren't necessarily the road to happiness .


I think that we can define happiness by individuals who achieve what they want to achieve in life, or them doing whatever pleases them. Like intelligence, happiness is ambiguous because it applies differently to different people.
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This is such a stupid question. There is no way that anyone is able to free themselves of their own bias enough to accurately self assess a factor as arbitrary and poorly defined as intelligence.
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I'm simply average, considering there will always be someone in this world who is smarter than me, or lacks more knowledge than me.
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MasterBismuth33 wrote:

Anybody can increase their intelligence level with practice and training. Practice makes perfect.


Until they reach their cap


The cap is imaginary. It don't exist.



it does there is a reason not anyone no matter how much they work can become Einstein.

Humans have their limits and peaks.

Just common sense otherwise most people who dedicate their life to study and try harder then the brightest minds in the world would surpass them.
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there is a reason not anyone no matter how much they work can become Einstein.



And it's NOT that their brain isn't capable of it. It's primarily that they're in a situation where all their available resources are being consumed by other things, so they can't manage to cross that intelligence gap in their lifetime.
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