reply to post by influx.destruction
It is not that there is something wrong with the world, it's that you have a sense that there is another world greater than this. Many great minds in
the world, both in the East and the West, such as Buddha, Guru Nanak and Wittgenstein have emphasised living in the world, just as it is. The world is
only problematic if you problematize it. If you simply live in the moment without becoming attached to the suffering around you, you can turn life
into an enjoyable flow. You can equally enjoy both the conditions of suffering and the conditions of pleasure, witnessing everything as just another
experience in a possible infinite experiences.
How does a person with an IQ of 140 and 200 think? My answer, slower than somebody with an IQ of 240-300, which in turn is slower than 340-400. If
such celings do indeed exist that is. My point is it is an irrelevant question. Having a higher IQ simply means you can process certain data faster
than somebody with a lower IQ, but this is only a quanitative difference. It has no bearing on qualitative difference i.e., the quality of ones
experiences in life, ones ethical judgements and spirituality. Hitler is an example of somebody with an IQ of 140, and he indeed was a good processor
of information, but lead a very lousy quality of life: paranoid, slightly schizophrenic, evil, perverted. On the hand, Einstein had a similar IQ, and
he lived a far more dignified life.
A fundamental error one makes is to compare IQ to wisdom. There is no entailment between IQ and wisdom. You can have a high iq and be unwise, and a
low IQ and be wise. Thus there really is no need to start compartmentalizing people in the world on the basis of IQ, this is simply exercising a
dogmatic and totalitarian standard where the quality of ones opinions is measured by IQ, giving importance to people in the world who have high IQ and
undermining the others. This is very much a reflection of the prevailing ideology today: academics have higher quality opinions because they have
higher IQ(higher logical, verbal and mathematical ability) But then consider a man like Wittgenstein, who was incredibly academic, but opined that the
real knowledge belonged to common people.
That is to say those people with lower IQ's are not necessarily less wise than those with higher IQ's. In fact, Wittgenstein's considers them to
even more wiser, because of the depth of their life knowledge. This is a healthy attitude to have. As soon as we get rid of these dogmatic standards
that only academics can tell us about the world, we realise that we can learn about the world from anyone and everyone. Even a 5 year old child can
tell us things about the world that can enlighten us. Next time you meet someone, don't judge them for how clever they are or not, rather see them
for what you can learn from them. Everybody is a repoistory of knowledge, you just have to tap it.