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20 Things Smart People Don't Do

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posted on May, 5 2016 @ 10:11 AM
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by Djordje Todorovic
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www.lifehack.org...
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The first question that merits an answer is what makes an individual smart. Is it the abundance of facts that one can memorize? Is it the above average, or exceptional, IQ? Perhaps, it is the wisdom to make a sound decision at the crucial moment, or knowing how to make the best out of the bad situation.
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Maybe it is the ability to take as many aspects as possible into consideration before deciding on the future course of action. It is probably a good combination of all the previously mentioned traits.
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2. They don't heavily [emphases added] rely on others
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There is nothing wrong with having friends, family members or coworkers you can trust and rely on. Everyone should have someone they can count on when things go south. Heavily relying on someone, however, only portrays you as powerless. As a smart individual, you should never indulge such a commodity.
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You can have a brilliant mind, outstanding intelligence, etc. but if you do not put those traits to good use, then you will only come off as incompetent. When you are in need of assistance, pay close attention, see if your problem was truly difficult. In a great number of cases, it is our fear and insecurity that prevent us from acting.
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There is always a thought “What if I only make things worse?” The thought is perfectly justified. The unwillingness to overcome such a fear on the other hand, isn’t.
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3. They don't act irresponsibly
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4. They don't feel defeated just because they need to reevaluate their convictions

[I love the Einstein quote:


"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them."]

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5. They don't dwell on their errors
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6. They don't permit their past to hold them back
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9. They don't hesitate to learn from their mistakes
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17. They don't allow their pride to get in the way
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18. They don't put all their eggs in one basket
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I think the list and commentary are excellent.

I think all high school and college students would do well to have a week or 3 of lessons and discussion on the whole list.

Too much poor parenting leaves much of that list very UNlearned by millions of youth to the destruction of our whole society and culture.

I haven't thought of too many items to add to the list. If you have some, please feel free. My items to add would be of a spiritual nature.




posted on May, 5 2016 @ 10:26 AM
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They don't have kids.



posted on May, 5 2016 @ 10:33 AM
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a reply to: LostThePlot

LOLOLOL.

I have mixed feelings about that one.

I certainly have agreed--with a vasectomy early on.

However . . . IF . . . only the dumb people have kids . . . where would the world be/go then?

We DESPERATELY NEED more truly smart people to have kids. And I don't think IQ alone is near what I'm talking about.

Values and modeling behaviors is a huge part of what I'm talking about.



posted on May, 5 2016 @ 10:34 AM
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originally posted by: LostThePlot
They don't have kids.


Then what would they do for aggravation?




posted on May, 5 2016 @ 10:37 AM
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originally posted by: BO XIAN
a reply to: LostThePlot


However . . . IF . . . only the dumb people have kids . . . where would the world be/go then?

Pretty much where it is now.



posted on May, 5 2016 @ 10:38 AM
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a reply to: ColeYounger

LOLOLOL

I have found that life inherently has more than sufficient aggravation--with or without kids.

Certainly kids bring a particular flavor of it, however.

I think a lot of such can be solved, though, by scooping the kids up in big Daddy arms and hugging the life into them.



posted on May, 5 2016 @ 10:39 AM
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originally posted by: LostThePlot

originally posted by: BO XIAN
a reply to: LostThePlot


However . . . IF . . . only the dumb people have kids . . . where would the world be/go then?

Pretty much where it is now.


INDEED. sigh. INDEED.

And there doesn't appear to be a solid solution anywhere in sight.

. . . at least . . . not at the hand of man.



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posted on May, 5 2016 @ 12:51 PM
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originally posted by: TechniXcality
a reply to: BO XIAN

BO XIAN, why do you fill ATS with these ridiculous threads, with content that some silly work from home paid article writer conjures up? I am supportive of your enthusiasm, but these threads lack, well, they lack quality.



Hmmmm Lemme think....





and...




posted on May, 5 2016 @ 02:06 PM
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a reply to: BO XIAN

i aways thought the all eggs in one basket analogy was bs. I would rather have to carry one basket instead of two



posted on May, 5 2016 @ 03:14 PM
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originally posted by: DOCHOLIDAZE1
a reply to: BO XIAN

i aways thought the all eggs in one basket analogy was bs. I would rather have to carry one basket instead of two


I almost agree, but they will need to be contained in something to protect them from breaking if you were to drop said basket.



posted on May, 5 2016 @ 03:34 PM
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a reply to: TechniXcality

One


idea


can


utterly change


the rest of someone's


ENTIRE


LIFE


and


ALL


their


RELATIONSHIPS.


THAT, to me


is sufficient reason


to bear the brunt


of all the T&C violating


hostile ridicule


and mostly ignore it,


as worth it.


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posted on May, 5 2016 @ 06:23 PM
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a reply to: BO XIAN

Smart people don't read these kind of articles.


originally posted by: LostThePlot
They don't have kids.

Or get married.



posted on May, 5 2016 @ 09:25 PM
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posted on May, 5 2016 @ 10:44 PM
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Thanks for showing me how many small penis syndrome people is there on ATS

As a female student dealing with the world of man they were the most helpful threads I read



posted on May, 5 2016 @ 10:50 PM
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a reply to: Refresh

Thanks for your kind words.

The haughtiness and uninformed, narrow-mindedness are mystifying.

Which threads have been of most interest and value to you?

Is there a topic you'd like to see more info on?



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