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How did some of you get so freakin' smart?

 
Carshy McCarsh

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Private school education
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^ Fact ^

If you are able to think rationally and notice your own shortcomings, and you went to government schools, you are one of a kind.
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So many wasted days on GLP :)








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^^^THIS^^^ For me as well but I don't necessarily think that it's the ultimate answer. I believe that there are many well informed people here that can sift through the BS and put the pieces together. It's more about having common sense and being able to filter out what doesn't make sense.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26369344


Yeah, same, but it doesnt stop high levels of pretentiousness, high levels of debt and general elitist attitudes... fuck em...I got no debt, so, whilst they may be seen driving around in their flash cars, their ladies are gripping their knees together coz debt just dont make a gal horny...Educate that elitist pricks.

Oh, and lets throw some Solzhenitsyn and Hardy plus a bit of calculus in that...

Fuck em...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28293300


The "pretentiousness of others" is something you hide behind in order to hide your obvious Napoleon complex...aka lack of cognitive skills.
This bothers you greatly....so you lash out at those who understand more than you do.

Sad.


spock
 Quoting: Burt Gummer

Noooo..Senore Douche...I am actually rather smart and eloquent; however, I loathe and detest self aggrandizing arseholes who think they are better than every one else cos Daddy sent Junior off to yale...go fuck yourself Gummer..or go fuck a tractor tyre..I care not...Good Day Kind Sir...

cruise
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12/07/2012 07:32 PM
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the smart ones know that in fact they know nothing... just go look at pictures of the universe..question everything..know nothing
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I am trying to unlearn much of what I know.
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seriously, sometimes I read stuff here (and have to some further research to understand more) and I am blown away because I feel like I am reading stuff written by some brilliant people.
1dunno1
And yeah, I see the BS too, I just skim by that.
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My opinion is this: Most people live in fear of failing. They are afraid people will laugh at them if they try something and it does not work. They fear looking stupid. So these people are paralyzed into doing not much of anything. To them it is much easier to let someone else make their decisions and if it fails then the person can blame it on the person they let make their decision for them.

People like this never amount to much of anything. There isn't anything that anyone cannot do if they put the effort into it, especially nowadays when all they have to do is google to get the instructions to do just about anything. It would have been much easier when I was growing up if I had Google or the internet.

If a person wants to do anything then they cannot be afraid to fail. They interviewed several billionaires and found out that everyone of them had tried several times to get rich only to fail and go bankrupt but in that failure they learned what not to do next time. Eventually they avoided the mistakes they had made in the past and success came and they became rich.

I guess what I am saying is what you think of as being "smart" is just people who were not afraid to fail. They are no smarter than me or you but they put in the time and effort to learn how to do whatever they are interested in.

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The absence of video games.
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I agree. they are one of the biggest brainwashing tools.
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^^^THIS^^^ For me as well but I don't necessarily think that it's the ultimate answer. I believe that there are many well informed people here that can sift through the BS and put the pieces together. It's more about having common sense and being able to filter out what doesn't make sense.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26369344


Yeah, same, but it doesnt stop high levels of pretentiousness, high levels of debt and general elitist attitudes... fuck em...I got no debt, so, whilst they may be seen driving around in their flash cars, their ladies are gripping their knees together coz debt just dont make a gal horny...Educate that elitist pricks.

Oh, and lets throw some Solzhenitsyn and Hardy plus a bit of calculus in that...

Fuck em...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28293300


The "pretentiousness of others" is something you hide behind in order to hide your obvious Napoleon complex...aka lack of cognitive skills.
This bothers you greatly....so you lash out at those who understand more than you do.

Sad.


spock
 Quoting: Burt Gummer

Noooo..Senore Douche...I am actually rather smart and eloquent; however, I loathe and detest self aggrandizing arseholes who think they are better than every one else cos Daddy sent Junior off to yale...go fuck yourself Gummer..or go fuck a tractor tyre..I care not...Good Day Kind Sir...

cruise
 Quoting: Flaming Sword 28293300


There are POMPOUS ASSHOLES....that is true.
...and from your last comments you have proved yourself to be one of them.

Congrats. cheer
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Its called paying attention in school as well as learning how to hustle and bang like the con artists that were busy skipping school..
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The smart people are not in this room, they have high paying jobs, live well and do not spend all their free time on an Internet dungeon full of insane maniacs and bitter right wing racists.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 14896274


WRONG. Those people are called "yes men" and were either a) born into the right families or b) met the right people somewhere along the way.
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This place is one of the greatest conglomerations of idiocy I've ever seen.

If you think this gang of morons is a bunch of super smart people, well, fuck....you've got a long way to go just to get to stupid.
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I said a select few, none of which have even posted on this thread.

Of course there is idiocy here... its everywhere.
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Yeah, same, but it doesnt stop high levels of pretentiousness, high levels of debt and general elitist attitudes... fuck em...I got no debt, so, whilst they may be seen driving around in their flash cars, their ladies are gripping their knees together coz debt just dont make a gal horny...Educate that elitist pricks.

Oh, and lets throw some Solzhenitsyn and Hardy plus a bit of calculus in that...

Fuck em...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28293300


The "pretentiousness of others" is something you hide behind in order to hide your obvious Napoleon complex...aka lack of cognitive skills.
This bothers you greatly....so you lash out at those who understand more than you do.

Sad.


spock
 Quoting: Burt Gummer

Noooo..Senore Douche...I am actually rather smart and eloquent; however, I loathe and detest self aggrandizing arseholes who think they are better than every one else cos Daddy sent Junior off to yale...go fuck yourself Gummer..or go fuck a tractor tyre..I care not...Good Day Kind Sir...

cruise
 Quoting: Flaming Sword 28293300


There are POMPOUS ASSHOLES....that is true.
...and from your last comments you have proved yourself to be one of them.

Congrats. cheer
 Quoting: Burt Gummer

Oh sweetcheecks, cant ya take your own vitriol?

You are a wanker mate...

Sooooo...go take that Gummy redneck smile and go see your neighbor/aunt and see if she cant ease the stress old boy...
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Private school education
 Quoting: TheCartel


^^^THIS^^^ For me as well but I don't necessarily think that it's the ultimate answer. I believe that there are many well informed people here that can sift through the BS and put the pieces together. It's more about having common sense and being able to filter out what doesn't make sense.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26369344


^^^ This....to both answers.
....and the understanding that KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.

Understanding how and why things work is important...especially in keeping other people (and governments) :grnrolleyes: from manipulating you.



Taking a step back for a second.....
Much of the the public school system (and govt funded univeristies / colleges) in this country are a DELIBERATE disaster that produces mostly drones who do not have the skills to see what is really going on. They are never taught reasoning skills or to look beyond what is being displayed to them. They cannot see the propaganda even when the truth is obvious.
Charter or private schools are generally the way to go.
There are a few exceptions here and there with good teachers and curriculum, but most of the public education system it is a vast wasteland that does not teach the proper skills....and it also is a large component of why the USA is falling so far behind in everything.


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you seem like one of the smart ones.banana2
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the education you get in school will not make you any smarter than you already are it will only brain wash you into thinking a certain way.
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Private school education
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BINGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 Quoting: Desert Fox


Indians are smart.
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seriously, sometimes I read stuff here (and have to some further research to understand more) and I am blown away because I feel like I am reading stuff written by some brilliant people.
1dunno1
And yeah, I see the BS too, I just skim by that.
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We are braniacs from the planet Smartroid.
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So many wasted days on GLP :)








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5a post of the day 5a
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^^^THIS^^^ For me as well but I don't necessarily think that it's the ultimate answer. I believe that there are many well informed people here that can sift through the BS and put the pieces together. It's more about having common sense and being able to filter out what doesn't make sense.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26369344


Yeah, same, but it doesnt stop high levels of pretentiousness, high levels of debt and general elitist attitudes... fuck em...I got no debt, so, whilst they may be seen driving around in their flash cars, their ladies are gripping their knees together coz debt just dont make a gal horny...Educate that elitist pricks.

Oh, and lets throw some Solzhenitsyn and Hardy plus a bit of calculus in that...

Fuck em...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28293300


The "pretentiousness of others" is something you hide behind in order to hide your obvious Napoleon complex...aka lack of cognitive skills.
This bothers you greatly....so you lash out at those who understand more than you do.

Sad.


spock
 Quoting: Burt Gummer

Noooo..Senore Douche...I am actually rather smart and eloquent; however, I loathe and detest self aggrandizing arseholes who think they are better than every one else cos Daddy sent Junior off to yale...go fuck yourself Gummer..or go fuck a tractor tyre..I care not...Good Day Kind Sir...

cruise
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rofl I just spit my tea out on my keyboard
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the education you get in school will not make you any smarter than you already are it will only brain wash you into thinking a certain way.
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true
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The smart people are not in this room, they have high paying jobs, live well and do not spend all their free time on an Internet dungeon full of insane maniacs and bitter right wing racists.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 14896274


WRONG. Those people are called "yes men" and were either a) born into the right families or b) met the right people somewhere along the way.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27491285


no, some people are just smart go-getters. jobs and knowledge come easy to them.
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Private school education
 Quoting: TheCartel


^^^THIS^^^ For me as well but I don't necessarily think that it's the ultimate answer. I believe that there are many well informed people here that can sift through the BS and put the pieces together. It's more about having common sense and being able to filter out what doesn't make sense.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26369344


^^^ This....to both answers.
....and the understanding that KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.

Understanding how and why things work is important...especially in keeping other people (and governments) grnrolleyes from manipulating you.



Taking a step back for a second.....
Much of the the public school system (and govt funded univeristies / colleges) in this country are a DELIBERATE disaster that produces mostly drones who do not have the skills to see what is really going on. They are never taught reasoning skills or to look beyond what is being displayed to them. They cannot see the propaganda even when the truth is obvious.
Charter or private schools are generally the way to go.
There are a few exceptions here and there with good teachers and curriculum, but most of the public education system it is a vast wasteland that does not teach the proper skills....and it also is a large component of why the USA is falling so far behind in everything.


rant
 Quoting: Burt Gummer

you seem like one of the smart ones.banana2
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28867210


Thank you.
Most people CAN make smart decisions if given the right tools.

....BUT that has been how EVERY society who wants to control its people works.....KEEP THEM FROM GETTING THE TOOLS.

In a "therefore" type nutshell...

CONTROL THE KNOWLEDGE -----> CONTROL THE PEOPLE -----> CONTROL THE POWER


Just look at our current MSM for confirmation of this.

mediabias

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you have to teach yourself

my professors didn't do shit
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you have to teach yourself

my professors didn't do shit
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I was chasing boys in school, so I didn't learn much...5a
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^^^THIS^^^ For me as well but I don't necessarily think that it's the ultimate answer. I believe that there are many well informed people here that can sift through the BS and put the pieces together. It's more about having common sense and being able to filter out what doesn't make sense.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26369344


^^^ This....to both answers.
....and the understanding that KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.

Understanding how and why things work is important...especially in keeping other people (and governments) grnrolleyes from manipulating you.



Taking a step back for a second.....
Much of the the public school system (and govt funded univeristies / colleges) in this country are a DELIBERATE disaster that produces mostly drones who do not have the skills to see what is really going on. They are never taught reasoning skills or to look beyond what is being displayed to them. They cannot see the propaganda even when the truth is obvious.
Charter or private schools are generally the way to go.
There are a few exceptions here and there with good teachers and curriculum, but most of the public education system it is a vast wasteland that does not teach the proper skills....and it also is a large component of why the USA is falling so far behind in everything.


rant
 Quoting: Burt Gummer

you seem like one of the smart ones.banana2
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28867210


Thank you.
Most people CAN make smart decisions if given the right tools.

....BUT that has been how EVERY society who wants to control its people works.....KEEP THEM FROM GETTING THE TOOLS.

In a "therefore" type nutshell...

CONTROL THE KNOWLEDGE -----> CONTROL THE PEOPLE -----> CONTROL THE POWER


Just look at our current MSM for confirmation of this.

mediabias
 Quoting: Burt Gummer


clappa
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you have to teach yourself

my professors didn't do shit
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I was chasing boys in school, so I didn't learn much...5a
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28867210


That would have worked out OK too if you chased the smart ones....but alas...girls at that age have more hormones than brain cells.

haha! tounge peace
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Its called paying attention in school as well as learning how to hustle and bang like the con artists that were busy skipping school..
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School has sweet fuck all to do with intellect and intelligence.
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First is you have to have an open mind. Next you have to be willing to challenge paradigms, but make sure you have your facts straight. You have to be able to take all criticism and understand that contructive criticism may alter your thoughts or position. Most importantly, you have to realize that the vast majority of people are caught up in a collective world and many will not even entertain a thought or theory which does not fall within there limited parameters, so in essence you may be "pissing in the wind" per se.

But there are a lot of intelligent people on here. In relation to the population, I'd say probably around 1 in 4 on this site are profound thinkers, whereas in the general population there may be 5 in a 100.

I have started reading more on topics of interest to me which opens further doors. Those new doors sometimes will make the connection of a theory click. It's really pretty cool. I used to hate to read as a kid and even in college.
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Parochial school, the Nuns made you learn how to think, not what to think. That is the key!
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Being member of this particular website allows people to develop critical thinking skills. The brain is like a muscle, if you stimulate with reading content such of this, debate ideas, test theories, you are training it to be smarter. Eventually you'll be smart enough to realise everything you read on this website is some level of bullshit, but by that time you won't care anyway.
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Actually I think you may be right. By staying here one learns to read and digest vast amounts of data even if gibberish and that alone is like mental weight lifting. Thanks GLP! 5a
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Parochial school, the Nuns made you learn how to think, not what to think. That is the key!
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The potential threat of getting smacked with a ruler may have helped as well. lol


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Personally, I always contact my lawyers before I slop anything on the glp.