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originally posted by: Klassified
originally posted by: MagnaCarta2015
Even a genius is capable of doing dumb s**** from time to time.
True. Some of the smartest people I've ever met, were also some of the dumbest people I've ever met. Being able to do complicated calculations in your head, does not necessarily qualify you to take the dog for a walk. Seriously.
(You in general. Not you personally.)
originally posted by: KyoZero
a reply to: SugarDaddy
All you have to do is open an IQ thread and the humblebrag will come out in mass
Search around it is there.
originally posted by: SugarDaddy
I never got the impression that many people on ATS think they're smart.
originally posted by: DeviantMortal
a reply to: Plotus
Why do you think they call it average? Certainly not because it is uncommen.
originally posted by: ForteanOrg
a reply to: rukia
Being bright is not something to brag about, you were born that way. It's both a gift and a curse. Intelligent people know this, and they act accordingly: you will never find an intelligent person that brags about it, nor denies it. It's merely a given.
originally posted by: rukia
originally posted by: Boadicea
originally posted by: rukia
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And he's great at explaining very complex issues and subjects in easily understood terms without talking down to people. I know -- he got me through algebra and calculus and trig.
But he also knows his limits, and respects the skill and know-how of others. When I have computer problems or science questions, I call him... but when he has car problems or other mechanical problems, he calls my husband!
I have thought of my brother often as I've read the recent comments about IQ and folks calling others stupid and it always brings me back to the same thought: When you've really got it, you don't have to flaunt it.
But in the final analysis, I think this is more about ego than IQ.
If folks want to have a mutual admiration society, okay... but I refuse to be part of it.
Boy could I have used his help in HS!! I almost Majored in Freshman Algebra... Seriously.
For a while I go through a burst of creative enthusiasm in which I spend time digging up source/background material and writing lengthy posts and taking time to think about any replies before responding (often with more time and energy than with the earlier posts). Then comes the period that negativity becomes more noticeable in both the newer threads and the ones I've been following and I find myself taking another extended vacation from posting and only checking in periodically.
Possibly that's just the normal ebb and flow of things, I'm not sure.