are you smart?

Discussion of the nature of Ultimate Reality and the path to Enlightenment.

Re: are you smart?

Postby mental vagrant » Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:59 am

juro wrote:
cousinbasil wrote:Have to agree with mental v here. If the person is so smart, why is he keeping his money in the bank instead of investing it?.


It's called being general. I was trying to make a simple point. The bank could be any financial asset.

cousinbasil wrote:Besides, there are people who come by their wealth honestly, and many who come by it by cheating, lying, and stealing. The balance sheet is a number, a bottom line; it tells you nothing.


Sure it does. The bottom line is what matters most. If you have good results, isn't that proof of
a mind at work? It may be relative but compare it to a drunk good-for-nothing homeless bum.


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Re: are you smart?

Postby Lakitty » Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:14 pm

I consider myself open minded to new ideas and well informed in certain areas, but I'm hesitant to call myself "smart." I feel how intelligent I am isn't something I can - or at least should - decide on my own.
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Re: are you smart?

Postby ForbidenRea » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:36 am

Hello, Lakitty,

Welcome to genius forums.
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Re: are you smart?

Postby Shepard » Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:48 pm

Yes. Other people would apply that adjective to me more often then not so I consider myself "smart". Words only have meaning when they can convey meaning to something else.
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Re: are you smart?

Postby Iqover9000 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:56 am

Hope I am. But not sure
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Re: are you smart?

Postby ForbidenRea » Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:38 pm

I just met another genius.
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Re: are you smart?

Postby mental vagrant » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:46 am

Iqover9000 wrote:Hope I am. But not sure
Every day ot goes another way round.


Where are you, what poles are there and which direction are you going in?
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Re: are you smart?

Postby Gurrb » Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:59 pm

people on this forum are so condescending and self-righteous. get your heads out of your asses.

it was a simple question. if you don't want to answer it, then don't. smart is defined by society, so adhere to it. if you wish to redefine it, then it is no longer the same word for it bears a new meaning.

clearly this forum does not guide its members to a greater understanding of reality, but instead allows them to stroke their egos whenever they feel like it.
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Re: are you smart?

Postby banetoday » Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:28 am

i am smart.
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Re: are you smart?

Postby Firefly » Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:09 pm

alice144 wrote:Do you think that you are smart?

Yes or no is fine. A paragraph is also fine.


No.
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Re: are you smart?

Postby Amphiaraus » Thu May 24, 2012 12:23 pm

I'm smarter than you haha
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Re: are you smart?

Postby jufa » Thu May 24, 2012 1:43 pm

You're only as smart as those you come up against.


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Re: are you smart?

Postby Tomas » Thu May 24, 2012 1:50 pm

jufa wrote:You're only as smart as those you come up against.

How so?
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Re: are you smart?

Postby jufa » Thu May 24, 2012 7:57 pm

Tomas wrote:
jufa wrote:You're only as smart as those you come up against.

How so?


To be smarter than another you must bring something that is not. What one is aware of does not make them smarter.


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Re: are you smart?

Postby Dionysus » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:55 am

Derp
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Re: are you smart?

Postby Edevil » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:57 am

I don't know.
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Re: are you smart?

Postby SuperMegaUltraGenius » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:26 pm

Yes and No. It depends on the situation.
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Re: are you smart?

Postby LiquidRainbow » Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:38 pm

Comparatively Yes.
Comparatively No.
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Re: are you smart?

Postby mental vagrant » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:36 am

liquid rainbow from D3?
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Re: are you smart?

Postby LiquidRainbow » Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:11 pm

mental vagrant wrote:liquid rainbow from D3?


Nope. My RPG playing days are over :).
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Re: are you smart?

Postby Pincho Paxton » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:16 pm

I think, therefore I am.... smart.

Smartness is relative.

I am smart relatively to all that have lived, and died. I am even smart when sitting chatting to Einstein. I am smart enough to tell Newton where he went wrong. I am smart enough to help Hawking solve the mysteries of the Universe. I am smart enough to collaborate with CERN, and NASA. I am smart enough to add new insights into the brain function for a brain specialist.

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Re: are you smart?

Postby anon » Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:27 am

To answer OP's question yes I think I am smart. However I don't mean just strict IQ. I have met many people with higher IQ's than mine that did not impress me much. Many of them had math skills and even understood some of the functional knowledge presented in philosophy texts. But most of them were victims of groupthinking, did not have a natural drive to understand their surroundings, and had not developed exceptional reasoning skills.

My definition of intelligence requires some kind of edge or drive to understand things personally in a way that is not accountable to others (but the intelligent path leads such a person to listen to opposing arguments and still learn from others).
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Re: are you smart?

Postby Aniihya » Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:55 pm

I nor anyone can judge if I am smart or not.
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Re: are you smart?

Postby Consistency » Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:37 am

alice144 wrote:Do you think that you are smart?

Yes or no is fine. A paragraph is also fine.


I don't think I am. I know I am. Ego aside.

The sad truth is that this thread is tainted with inflated egos.
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Re: are you smart?

Postby Kunga » Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:45 am

Am I samart ? Is the Universe ?
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