ddddddd said:Spatial Mind said:
When it comes to intelligent people, it doesn't matter unless they are out to get you.
I also find higher intelligence is accompanied with kindness. It's unwise to be an asshole in general, as a bad reputation surely leads the way to deprivation. Then the fool can be more intelligent while stuck in a rut, then once again it doesn't matter.
This sounds smart. Can you elaborate on it?
It's that simple. What's there to elaborate on ?
High intelligence doesn't work out for the intellectual if they constantly put themselves in situations where people discard them.
Several years ago I had a highly intelligent housemate, excellent memory, he was an inventor, etc. On my last day living there, he said with expressions of relief how he's smarter than me and how he could manipulate me if he wants. I never felt the need to feed his ego so I responded with a nod. But the reality of it all, his manipulation tactics always came across as petiness, then whatever it was he did it would backfire on him, until the next pessimistic attack comes about.
He basically took my kindness for weakness. I bought a car off of him, and he never even transfer the ownership to me. It was a $2,000 shitbox with a really nice modified V-Tec B16. Car got towed one day and I let it go. It's his name at stake anyway while the pound will charge $90 a day. I never got mad.
He's older so I would do nice things for him like pick up things at the grocery store for him, or I would wash his car. ( I enjoy washing cars and for some reason whenever I did that, people would stop and chat with me half the time ). He would regularly have outbursts and was very wraithful ( he's a short man ) I repaired a lot of the ties he had with friends he refused to forgive, even though he was in the wrong, and when I did that, he had access to heavy machinery once again.
He also fantasized about moving to a 3rd world country with his dwindling wealth so he can have servants.
He got into CAD software and I warned him, the 3D software will make you a fan of it and how all 3D software roughly does the same thing. He learned how to 3D model a little, and now all of a sudden he started boasting how his software is better than my software and how he's a better modeler than me, simply because he's making stuff on a 3D printer. Meanwhile I'm an actual professional CG artist.
He expressed resentment over his ex boss, every, single, day.
It came to a point where I had to call him out everytime he brought it up cause it was a vibe killer and it was clearly causing his blood pressure to increase.
When it came down to it, his level of intelligence was great, but only for certain things. He wasn't good at measuring people though, as his endeavors seemed petty.
Because I'm talking about him one might think that I'm resentful of my ex roommate, but that's not true. This year he's turning 70 and struggling. Does he drive to town, or will he eat for the day, living out in the middle of nowhere at a friend's place he used to criticize. The place is so bad he once told me to go there to help his friend move stuff just so I can see how terrible it is there. It was basically a farm shed with a lot of junk in there 2 hours out of town, with no facilities. Last I heard my ex roommate is living there in a chopped school bus.
This doesn't please me, nor will I help him. I would've helped him, as behind the scenes I don't let my friends fall down, but I know him better.
That was long, but aside from that, when it comes to intelligent people it doesn't matter if they're brighter or not unless you make it so, then you might realize it isn't bright to worry about others being more or less intelligent than you are, while more than half of the asses in this world would sever ties with toxic relations which improves the quality of life.
Real high intelligence... And this is my opinion... Comes with kindness. If you're very intelligent AND are very cool, that's of service to themselves and to others, but if our subject is a complete A hole, then their talents goes to waste. No one wants to do business with them, or they'll lose business.
To put it simply. If someone hit rock bottom and are living on the streets, they cannot even begin to beg without being kind no matter how bright they are, but to say the least if they even tried begging without kindness, they really aren't that bright to begin with.