posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 04:37 PM
Originally posted by sligtlyskeptical
I happily fail, if passing means believing all that rubbish.
(So now I read to the end) I think it is pretty rude to call people out for waht was a trick in the first place. No normal minded person would have
that rubbish until the end. It's not the readers fault but the person who puts all the crap in there from the start. To pass this test you need to
fail an even more important one.
I understand that maybe you're angry that you did not "pass." You feel tricked. That's okay, because no one here is trying to judge you. Just use this
as an opportunity to learn something about yourself.
Originally posted by DeliriumAquarium
reply to post by boncho
It may be a sign of a weak mind to jump to conclusions, but reading the entire post isn't necessarily the sign of a strong mind either.
If I correctly understand what you're getting at, then I agree. Skimming a piece of writing is not proof positive of a weak mind. It can be a sign.
But not even necessarily that, because lots of people skim information-- even (sometimes especially) highly intelligent people. I read and take in so
much new info on a daily basis, that I have to skim some in order to keep my range of info as diverse (and plentiful) as possible.
On the other hand, both the title of the post and the body indicate that it is a (voluntary) test-of-the-mind. It even hints that concentration is
required, and that reading is mandatory to pass the test. Failure under these conditions most DEFINITELY indicates, in my humble opinion, one or more
of the following:
1- Poor reading comprehension
2- Difficulty focusing / paying attention / ADD, etc
3- Poor impulse control (gets emotional and wants to answer right away).
I think I see a whole lot
of number ones
on this site. And that makes me a little sad. Though in fairness, it can
(sometimes) be hard to tell which is the case, without context.
Originally posted by boncho
I would say knee jerk reactions or emotional reactions are what I was trying to hit on. I think we let our emotions override are intellectual side
quite often (people), including myself. There have been times I've read and OP, took it the wrong way, and re-read it a few mins later almost as if it
was a completely different premise. Only because something triggered in my brain and automatically shelved it as nonsense.
As I said in this OP, I have the problem myself.
You seem both wise, and capable of honest self-reflection. I wish there were more people in the world like this. Unfortunately (as I think i implied
in my earlier post) I can fall into this trap, myself. I think we all can. Some of us just seem a little better at smelling our own BS than others, am
Again, great thread!
edit on 13-9-2012 by iwilliam because: punctuation!