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Do you want to know the truth ?

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posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 12:10 AM
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Do you want to know the truth ?

...probably not, at least that goes for a good part of the population...

...lots of people just want to hear what the want to hear, as explained by Robert Parry:



One thing that I’ve learned from my four-plus decades in journalism is that many people only like reporting that reinforces what they already believe. Facts that go off in a different direction can make them angry – and they are usually not hesitant to express their anger.


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Surprised ?

You don`t have to be with so many people overstating their own intelligence.

2% think they are below average and 47% think they are above average intelligence.

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But here`s the real truth :



At which part of the population do you belong to, to the ones who want to believe their own crap or to the ones who want to know the truth ?




posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 12:20 AM
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a reply to: BornAgainAlien

I can't speak for other cultures but I've always found one thing really amusing about American culture.

You call someone ugly, fat, lazy, slobbish, immoral, slutty, boring, clumsy, prudish, sheltered, mean, untalented, weak, or literally anything negative you can imagine.

If you call sometime stupid, even if they can't do basic math or write a paper that's even remotely readable, or think Africa is a country, you get destroyed.

Why can you insult anyone for anything and it's fine but the second you call sometime stupid or ignorant, even if it's incredibly true, you're the worst person ever?



posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 12:21 AM
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I took an online IQ test a couple of months ago. It took about an hour and a half or so to complete. My IQ dropped about fifteen points since I was tested in High School.
edit on 10-11-2014 by rickymouse because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 12:30 AM
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a reply to: tavi45

The overstating of intelligence is a common phenomena, and lots of people believing their own crap is also just as common. And as Robert Parry explained it, most will get angry when they hear something which goes against what they believe. So if they hear they are not as intelligent as they think (believe), they will get angry also in other places as to the US, no difference there.



posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 12:31 AM
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a reply to: BornAgainAlien

I love getting fact checked by my boss. A crucial part of learning of is being wrong



posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 12:37 AM
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originally posted by: rickymouse
I took an online IQ test a couple of months ago. It took about an hour and a half or so to complete. My IQ dropped about fifteen points since I was tested in High School.


Are you sure ?

Higher IQ means in general also being more happy on average.



posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 12:44 AM
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a reply to: BornAgainAlien

Yes I've noticed it everywhere.. I've never known how to talk about it because talking about it to the people who do it has the same effect.. "It's not true. I don't do that." haha. I still do it, but only when I don't see I'm doing it. When I'm talking about something and trying to prove one point over another I do consciously report all the things that say I'm wrong because I am actively looking for whats right and I'll feel guilty if I persuade someone in the wrong direction.

I had certain crazy experiences that opened me up to my ability to alter reality in my own image, and to avoid that, to change me in realities image instead, but...

some people really are in that top percentage.



posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 12:50 AM
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a reply to: KnightLight

Yeah, it`s something to be aware of how easily you can do that.

Even if you don`t think you do that it so easy to fall into that trap.
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posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 12:53 AM
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a reply to: BornAgainAlien

What gave you that impression?

www.livescience.com...



posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 01:04 AM
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a reply to: DeadSeraph

Is there a link between IQ and happiness? Study says yes

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posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 01:09 AM
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a reply to: BornAgainAlien

Well it would seem there are multiple studies on this subject, and they disagree with each others findings...



posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 01:15 AM
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originally posted by: DeadSeraph
a reply to: BornAgainAlien

Well it would seem there are multiple studies on this subject, and they disagree with each others findings...


...and what do you want to believe ?



posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 01:16 AM
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I'd love to take an iq test.



posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 01:19 AM
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a reply to: BornAgainAlien

I dont know as there is a correlation between IQ and an unwillingness to consider facts outside of regular personal realms of thinking. I have known Mensans who are very closed minded to information beyond their normal thought processes. I don't think the observations of Parry, though valid, have much to do with intelligence quotient.



posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 01:29 AM
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a reply to: TerryMcGuire

Well, it`s both fooling yourself now isn`t it ?

And being aware of it does take awareness of things, and those should be in general more prone with people who are capable of it. IQ says something about the capability to understand things, and being able to do that should have an connection. But there always will be exceptions to that rule of course.



posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 02:07 AM
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a reply to: TerryMcGuire

Agreed. You can be dumb and close minded or smart and close minded. Being dumb makes it easier since your mind can't absorb or explore things as easily.

Also IQ is a pretty poor indicator of intelligence.



posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 02:27 AM
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a reply to: rickymouse

Don't panic to much . I took an online test once where i scored very good . A few days later i took another with the kids fighting and arguing in the house . I dropped 20 plus points . Sometimes i think motivation and interest play a big part in these tests .



posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 02:45 AM
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a reply to: BornAgainAlien

Last time I tested it last year it was at 146 so I guess I'm doing ok. Though god only knows what good it does me most of the time.



posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 02:50 AM
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a reply to: tavi45

I would like to see you say any of those things to anyone. In any country.

I doubt you would.



posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 03:05 AM
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a reply to: BornAgainAlien

I wish somebody would come up with a common sense test because IQ tests are meaningless when you can train yourself to get a higher score. Try it sometime, study the type of questions in a typical IQ test and then practice them over a few days. Watch your MENSA score go through the roof.



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