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One thing I have observed...in me life ..so far...

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Aug 8, 2022 - 4:28:33 AM

STUD

USA

36266 posts since 3/5/2008

Nobody is ...as smart as they think they are...

Aug 8, 2022 - 5:28:05 AM

slammer

USA

3753 posts since 12/30/2008

Stupid is as Stupid does!!!
Slammer!!!

Aug 8, 2022 - 5:29:30 AM
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slammer

USA

3753 posts since 12/30/2008

I figure I must be pretty damn smart. People always used to say I was a lot smarter than I look, and I think I look pretty damn good!!! LMAO!!!
Slammer!!!

Aug 8, 2022 - 10:39:21 AM
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donc

Canada

7017 posts since 2/9/2010

Well educated people seem to politely offer an opinion and give you a reason or two as to why they carry a certain opinion. An ignorant person will argue that Ford , or Chevy, or Fiat is the best car because they have one. An educated person is usually patient to offer other reasons if you don't like the first one. An ignorant person will be quick to shake their head and refuse to hear your honest question or opinion without getting frustrated. I came from a family where a long friendly argument with the extended family was a way of life. In my adult life among various people it was hard to fathom the 'my way or the highway' argument.

Aug 8, 2022 - 11:23:56 AM
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Brian T

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19417 posts since 6/5/2008
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That was the one true take-home lesson that I learned when I successfully completed my PhD in Biology. I know a tremendous amount of facts about very little.

This meant a lot as an approach to learning the basics about other subjects over the years: Don't get cranky. Just realize that you are starting from nothing again.

Aug 8, 2022 - 11:30:47 AM
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13370 posts since 1/15/2005

Frankly, I don't care how smart people are or "think" they are. Touching on another thread, the woods are full of unsuccessful smart people! I'm really more interested in their character ..... smart or not!

Aug 8, 2022 - 12:31:30 PM

Owen

Canada

11562 posts since 6/5/2011

To my way of thinking part of being smart is knowing how to treat other people..... how and when to react/respond, how and when to speak up / shut up, being able to tell the diff between shooting the breeze and important stuff, etc., etc.

Edited by - Owen on 08/08/2022 12:34:40

Aug 8, 2022 - 1:53:45 PM
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76666 posts since 5/9/2007

quote:
Originally posted by donc

Well educated people seem to politely offer an opinion and give you a reason or two as to why they carry a certain opinion. An ignorant person will argue that Ford , or Chevy, or Fiat is the best car because they have one. An educated person is usually patient to offer other reasons if you don't like the first one. An ignorant person will be quick to shake their head and refuse to hear your honest question or opinion without getting frustrated. I came from a family where a long friendly argument with the extended family was a way of life. In my adult life among various people it was hard to fathom the 'my way or the highway' argument.


A person that isn't ignorant doesn't necessarily have a good,formal education.

I like getting car advice from a good mechanic that may or may not have finished high school.

Aug 8, 2022 - 2:29:01 PM
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TN Time

USA

354 posts since 12/6/2021

I've often been called a smart A$$.
Robert

Aug 10, 2022 - 4:26:16 AM

1077 posts since 3/7/2006

Wasn't it Mark Twain who said; get a man off of the topic he has been educated in and you will find out what a true idiot he really is.

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Aug 10, 2022 - 6:01:20 AM

5951 posts since 12/20/2005

I worked as a pharmacist since 1988. I worked for chain pharmacies, owned my own pharmacy, then worked as a clinical pharmacist, for 16 years.
As a clinical pharmacist, I was on a team with other clinical pharmacists. Most had doctorate degrees.
All were brilliant, in the topic of their education. Surprisingly, a significant number were not well rounded.
On a topic outside of work and education, many were, to say it politely, not brilliant thinkers. Not at all.
The one individual, who is the most intelligent person I have known in my life was gifted beyond understanding, yet he dropped out of high school but later got a GED.
Kinda sad, but he simply was not interested in higher education.
He has worked at fairly menial jobs, now drives a school bus.
To me, labeling people by some type of group, is in error.
It overlooks that people are individuals.

Aug 10, 2022 - 6:18:11 AM

Paul R

Canada

16110 posts since 1/28/2010

Dunning-Kruger effect.

Look it up.

Aug 10, 2022 - 12:22:13 PM

13370 posts since 1/15/2005

Dunning-Kruger effect .......... interesting Paul. I read ten facts about the D-K effect and found all of them interesting. These were not the most relevant facts, but still found them interesting.

"Social media is an extensive and obvious avenue for expressing the Dunning-Kruger effect. Social media stars might be experts on the issues they champion, but expertise certainly isn't a requirement. A social media personality can gain views and followers through pure outrage over certain issues. The comment sections of major news networks and discussion forums across the web show the Dunning-Kruger effect as well. The loudest and most active posters are not necessarily well-informed."

"The Dunning-Kruger effect has been criticized as intellectual snobbery and a way for 'smart' people to feel superior. This cognitive bias should not be dismissed so lightly. The Dunning-Kruger effect can have a negative impact on individuals, organizations, and society as a whole. Arrogance, overconfidence, and even a tendency to bully others, sometimes allow incompetent people to reach high positions. Those with real talent are frequently lost in the shuffle and overlooked. The tendency towards self-doubt that often manifests in intelligent, competent people sometimes prevents them from speaking out or trying to make changes. Charisma, confidence, and boasting often overcome true skill and ability. The Dunning-Kruger effect is even applicable to criminals. The original study was inspired by a bank robber who covered his face in lemon juice to be unrecognizable. Lemon juice is the active ingredient in invisible ink."

Aug 10, 2022 - 4:16:30 PM
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rinemb

USA

14855 posts since 5/24/2005

I have no statistics to back up a thing I often remark: that is to say, “most of us are wrong, most of the time.” Not always, not rarely, but often, I am guessing. Yet, most of us are so confident/cocky etc of our opinion, along with being intolerant of others thinking or opinions. Me included! Along with politicians., philosophers, the brightest and the not as bright, the rich and the not well to do, the educated and not so educated. I do miss a good “row” with the young man from the Netherlands in our discussions of a now banned topic.
Hmmmm, what was the original post topic? Brad
Brad

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