Started by Ryex, October 08, 2014, 01:58:08 am
Quote from: winkio on October 08, 2014, 03:13:54 amIf you really think your intelligence is that extraordinary, you should put it to work at problem solving competitions. It's easy to think you are at the top when you have so little competition, but try competing on a national or international stage and you will quickly find yourself out of your depth. This is not to say that you don't have the potential to be at the top some day, just that there is no way you are even close right now.
Quote from: winkio on October 08, 2014, 03:13:54 amI also find it ironic that despite referring to all the complexities of your intelligence, your actual world view is fairly limited, generalized, and simplified. It boils down to "hey, let's give all the power to the smart people and everything will be great." You don't think smart people can make terrible decisions? You don't think smart people can make mistakes? If you give power to only one group, they will eventually end up screwing over everyone else. History has shown that time and time again.
Quote from: winkio on October 08, 2014, 03:13:54 amDoes a smart person like yourself understand the consequences of growing up without a father? Does a smart person like yourself understand the consequences of growing up poor, having to work a job nights and weekends through high school? Does a smart person like yourself understand the consequences of childhood violence, poor nutrition, household abuse, divorced parents, life-threatening illness, saving another's life, war, extensive volunteer work, etc.? Are all these experiences that everyone else brings to the table worthless because they aren't as good at math or logic as you are?
Quote from: winkio on October 08, 2014, 03:13:54 amTake another look at the world. It's not just a few groups of people progressing in straight lines. It's an enormously complex system with a wide spectrum of possibilities. Progress is not just forwards or backwards, there are twists and turns and loops and all sorts of chaos.
Quote from: ForeverZer0 on October 08, 2014, 09:51:10 amAlthough most good leaders do have a fair amount of intelligence, it is not necessarily a required virtue to be a great leader, as winkio pointed out. There is far more than an IQ that defines a good leader, or how good/bad a person is.
Quote^^ that I suppose is the true purpose of my rant I guess. It seems to me that the majority of society is so dense, ignorant and blind they they let themselves be misinformed about important issues.
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Quote from: winkioI do not speak to bricks, either as individuals or in wall form.
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