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    Is there a difference between being smart and having a lot of knowledge I think so

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    That idiotic Masked Singer show pretty much sums it up.
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    Really smart people are usually nerds and have no friends. They live in books and their work. Usually not very attractive people and they lack social skills.

    That's my take on the super smart rocket scientist that is borderline autistic anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate rasta View Post
    Is there a difference between being smart and having a lot of knowledge I think so
    I mildly, not 100 percent disagree, as I do see where you are coming from.

    Smart, or having smarts suggests one with intelligence.
    But yeah, you can have a head full of facts and not be able to intelligently use those facts.
    Then there's a difference.

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    ^ Big difference between being book smart and street smart in life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JIBBBY View Post
    Really smart people are usually nerds and have no friends. They live in books and their work. Usually not very attractive people and they lack social skills.

    That's my take on the super smart rocket scientist that is borderline autistic anyways.


    You're generalizing Jibby.
    You're better than that.

    I work with IT engineers that are beyond brilliant with Brad Pitt looks that have super model type wives.
    Helps if you make 200k a year too.

    Don't generalize dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JIBBBY View Post
    ^ Big difference between being book smart and street smart in life.
    I've been told I'm geek smart, and working in NYC when I was in my 20's I learned street smarts, I had to to survive with a wad of cash in my pocket, I like to think I'm both.

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    Howard Hughes said, at the end of his life that hed rather have been a beachcomber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGoldenGoose View Post
    Howard Hughes said, at the end of his life that he’d rather have been a beachcomber.
    Read Robert Maheu's book "Next to Hughes:
    Beyond fascinating, Hughes was a bigger nut job than we thought he was.

    Not for nothing, Robert Maheu served as Hughes' right hand man for decades, he was one of a very few on the inside.



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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenash View Post
    You're generalizing Jibby.
    You're better than that.

    I work with IT engineers that are beyond brilliant with Brad Pitt looks that have super model type wives.
    Helps if you make 200k a year too.

    Don't generalize dude.
    It's called stereotyping Stevie and not generalizing.. Get it right smart nerd.. ..

    I know there are good looking and socially very smart people. I just playing around here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JIBBBY View Post
    It's called stereotyping Stevie and not generalizing.. Get it right smart nerd.. ..

    I know there are good looking and socially very smart people. I just playing around here.
    It's called both, get it right dude

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenash View Post
    I've been told I'm geek smart, and working in NYC when I was in my 20's I learned street smarts, I had to to survive with a wad of cash in my pocket, I like to think I'm both.
    Best combination to be in life is both book smart and street smart.

    I've read many books in my life time as well and I've always been interested in learning new things. I've also experienced the hard streets and in the hoods as being a property manager with the section 8 housing. Traveling the world also opened my eyes to many different cultures.
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    Being smart sucks. People are always coming up to ask some questions. When you're stoopid noone asks you shit, you don't get blamed for anything and being tard happy means the simplest of phenomenon will astonish you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenash View Post
    I mildly, not 100 percent disagree, as I do see where you are coming from.

    Smart, or having smarts suggests one with intelligence.
    But yeah, you can have a head full of facts and not be able to intelligently use those facts.
    Then there's a difference.
    I think knowledge is attained and learned but being smart I think is a gift that you're born with but it also helps you learn knowledge faster

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slurry Pumper View Post
    Being smart sucks. People are always coming up to ask some questions. When you're stoopid noone asks you shit, you don't get blamed for anything and being tard happy means the simplest of phenomenon will astonish you.
    You have a valid point there..

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    How do you define 'smartness'? People who had ivy college degrees and MD titles believed in covid scam. These are system produced doctors and personalities, who won't think out of box for any critical decision, following whatever protocols satanic masters provide.
    Aaseevagam was the oldest religion in the world, at least, it was more than 20,000 yrs ago. One follower came and asked with God Muruga, who lived 12,000 yrs ago, that he wasn't happy and faced with lots of struggles. God Muruga said 'try not to think anything'. And it had become one of the famous 'mantras'. Yes, if you can control your mind, you can be happy. You won't control your mind unless you practice 'Kundalini' opening your tenth gate in your head.

    Yes, don't overthink about anything.
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    I used to work facilities at silicon valley tech companies,and these top notch engineers had no common sense

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate rasta View Post
    I used to work facilities at silicon valley tech companies,and these top notch engineers had no common sense
    I'm an analyst by trade, I'm the guy who has to make sense of it all.

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    What kind of analyst?

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    Going into the Air Force in 1987, I took the ASVAB test which they use to assign your job after basic training. I'm pretty sure they had 5 categories and I got a perfect score in Math and maybe 2 points from perfect in General or whatever. I also got like a 30% in Electrical/Maintenance or whatever that category was. I still can barely change a light bulb or open my hood and do anything

    It still amazes me that some people that can build or fix complex things or do what they do. Those same people might be amazed at all the mostly useless knowledge I have of numbers, sports, history, geography, genealogy, etc.

    Calling someone smart or a genius is so subjective though. I know in my poker room there are some very, very intelligent players in there and most are to be avoided, but thats not a lock either. I play with 1 guy that owns his own tech company or whatever, but yet he plays with ego and always tries to bully the table. Playing poker as an ego boost is not a recipe for winning, but the guy knows crypto and everything else that would be considered cutting edge.

    Its better not to judge a book by its cover

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    ^ I agree.... some people are very slick at certain topics.... to each their own. If you lack in an area... that said area... you'd be amazed at someone who has a better handle on it.

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    I wish I enjoyed socializing more, I'm severely introverted and it sucks. Always amazes me when I see people doing things with groups of friends like dinners, trips, etc... I can't fathom knowing that many people, having many friends and whatnot. I'm like an alien observing a different planet it sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate rasta View Post
    What kind of analyst?
    IT Mainframe Operations Analyst
    Big Blue (IBM) Heavy metal as us geeks refer to the corporate mainframes.
    I work for a major insurance company, my office is in New Haven Ct. I'm in Fairfield Ct, since Covid I've been working pretty much remote.

    I analyze computer programs that abend (abnormal ending = abend) but my job description is must more than that.
    I crunch actuarial numbers, you know life expectancies, they vary from one year to the next, life insurance manager need those numbers to set rates on different types of policies... I think you get the jist of it,

    Boring?
    To most people.

    It's who I am, it's what I do.
    I'm IT and numbers geek, yep, I'm a nerd.

    Back in the day I wrestled and played scholastic ball, I can still handle myself, but I'm not that guy any longer.

    That's more than enough personal information I'm going to divulge.
    There's more, but that's all anybody is going to get on these boards.

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    Big up mon. I was going to say if you're in the bay let's have a beer but it's all good big up mon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate rasta View Post
    Big up mon. I was going to say if you're in the bay let's have a beer but it's all good big up mon
    I'll look you up next time I'm in SF.
    Been awhile, I'm in Vegas often, last time I was in the bay area was to visit friends in San Ramon.

    Peace.

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    Cheers

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    I enjoy smart people. I enjoy wise people more. With age comes wisdom.

    Visit an old folks home and talk to them about life. You could learn something no matter how smart you think you are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JIBBBY View Post

    Visit an old folks home and talk to them about life. You could learn something no matter how smart you think you are.
    Here you go Jibby.
    Listen closely to this song about old folks.

    Pretty much spot on, huh?





    [Intro]
    And then the same thing comes from us
    And then the same thing comes from us

    [Verse 1]
    Old have memories to keep the cold away
    What is that you say?
    No sense to dwell
    Old, are you ridiculed and fumed away
    No attention paid?
    I thought as much
    Yes and the dumb patriots have their say
    Only see their way
    Nothing to sell


    [Chorus]
    And worse from us, so obvious
    Preposterous, when you think
    Of the time that each has spent
    Words heaven sent and truly meant to show (Ooh)

    [Verse 2]
    Old, may I sit down here and learn today?
    I'll hear all you say
    I won't go away

    [Chorus]
    And worse from us, so obvious
    Preposterous, when you think
    Of the time that each has spent
    Words heaven sent and truly meant to show (Ooh)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate rasta View Post
    Is there a difference between being smart and having a lot of knowledge I think so
    Smart people probably end up with more knowledge than average naturally.

    But I'd agree educated people with a lot of taught knowledge can be disappointingly dull sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JIBBBY View Post
    ^ Big difference between being book smart and street smart in life.
    Street smart is just what people too lazy to learn call themselves.

    Book smart is just people who need to be told how to think.

    Big difference between both of those and real naturally smart types too.

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    Flip the question around. Does anybody ever wonder why stupid people aren't the saddest? Of course not. Nobody expects stupid people to be sad. So then why expect smart people to be happy? Extrapolate from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optional View Post
    Street smart is just what people too lazy to learn call themselves.

    Book smart is just people who need to be told how to think.

    Big difference between both of those and real naturally smart types too.
    My take is -



    - Street smarts gives you ability to see when people are trying to scam you, hurt you, etc.. or basically it teaches you to read into people and to not put trust into others. You become wise to the evil ways of people and puts you on guard. It can also teach you to con people as well.

    - Book smarts teaches you everything that street smarts don't..
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    In High School you could see what was important to different clicks of kids. The study club, the Band, the jocks. We worked on cars because my best friend had a free car garage. Needed new brake pads? No problem but we’ll take that free invo to your parents Vermont ski chalet this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGoldenGoose View Post
    In High School you could see what was important to different clicks of kids. The study club, the Band, the jocks. We worked on cars because my best friend had a free car garage. Needed new brake pads? No problem but we’ll take that free invo to your parents Vermont ski chalet this weekend.
    In HS I wasa hybrid jock/nerd
    Nobody really gave a shit, I was liked for my humor.

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    JJ Gold claims to be intelligent....


    as you can see, however, he is not happy:





    did the research have anything to say about "intelligent people with tiny kahks" being unhappy?

    ironically, the video shows the intelligent JJ grabbing ahold of what makes him so angry.....

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