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  1. #81
    I am pretty smart. I have a passion for learning. But it means that in order to get along with people i dont DARE ever act naturally. People get wierded out by my passions. The problem is it means i have to fake being interested in a lot of stuff to get along, and its tiring.

    One big problem i have is i personally find confidence and attitude to be unattractive. I think i developed that way because, from my view, its usually the complete idiots living that way and it often leads to some disaster that i may have to clean up. I love humility and doubt, those traits make people seem human. But i have to fake it to get along with people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by obdigore View Post
    Because dealing with the rest of society when you are a genius must be even more infuriating than when you are merely slightly above average.
    Yes, yes and yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hastings95 View Post
    Exactly, the pursuit of knowledge for knowledge's sake is something that many people find odd, which I am perplexed by.

    Learning is the most amazing thing one can do, and I cannot fathom why someone would not want to know more.

    Scientia Potentia Est

    (If Google Translate is correct...)

    Knowledge is Power !
    I may be wrong, but I think it's Scientia Potestas Est. Although my latin classes were many years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hastings95 View Post
    Indeed, and having not yet studied Thermodynamics, what did you do to open the jar of pickles?

    Heat the glass?
    I ran hot water over the lid. Metal expands under heat more than glass does, which makes it easier to remove the cap.
    Wir müssen wissen. Wir werden wissen.
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    You are a certified crackpot that is subservient to the manipulators of science who are dreaming to control knowledge.

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    Because geniuses sound crazy until their crazy ideas are validated.

    If a video game developer removed tumors from players, they'd whine about nerfing their loss in weight and access to radiation powers. -Cracked.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garnier Fructis View Post
    I ran hot water over the lid. Metal expands under heat more than glass does, which makes it easier to remove the cap.
    Get yourself one of these.


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    I think it's simply because the brain of many geniuses work in a very different way than what's considered normal.

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    They aren't polar opposites. A lot of mental illnesses are only behavioral problems.

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    Perfect example of your question, OP.

    Azuregos: You seek the scepter shard charged to the protection of the Blue Flight?

    <Azuregos appears to be smiling.>

    Player: How did you know? I mean, yes... Yes I am looking for that shard. Do you have it?

    Azuregos: Of course I do not have the shard. That would be asinine. I walk amongst savages in this cursed land! I cannot take five steps without some crazed Orc or Human trying to thrust a sharp stick into my hide. At any given time you could very well be speaking to my spirit.

    Anyhow... I hid it.

    Go on... Ask me where.

    Player: Alright. Where?

    Azuregos: Your going to love this story, <race>. See, here is the thing. As soon as Malygos charged me with protecting the scepter shard, I knew I was in for an eternity of headache and pain.

    All i want to do is study these magic rich shorelines and take in what artifacts remain from the sundering. You know, there was once a thriving Highborne civilization here! you don't have to tell me that there are going to be some solid magical items around here, <race>. I can smell it!

    Player: By Bronzebeard's... um, Beard! what are you talking about?

    Azuregos: As i was saying, I held onto that scepter shard for a good five hundred years and it was nothing but trouble. it attracted all kinds of attention - the wrong kind of attention. I want to be left alone to my studies not babysit some would-be hero's ticket to glory. So I gave it to the fish.

    Player: Fish? You gave a piece of what could be the key to saving all life on Kalimdor to a fish?

    Azuregos: Not just any fish, mortal. This fish was a minnow. A very special minnow.

    Player: A minnow? The oceans are filled with minnows! There could be a hundred million minnows out there!

    Azuregos: Exactly!

    Player: ...

    Azuregos: Genius, I know... It will never be found; but, in case it is found, I gave the minnow some special powers.

    Player: You put the piece on a minnow and placed the minnow somewhere in the waters of the sea between here and the Eastern Kingdoms? And this minnow has special powers?

    Azuregos: Correct. You've been listening! This minnow is really quite a terrible creature of my own creation. When I am relaxing, I like to think of the unlucky fishermen who have run into this minnow and been devoured whole. I bet they were quite surprised!

    <Azuregos laughs.>

    Player: You're insane.

    Azuregos: Genius is often misunderstood, <race>. Now, about the scepter shard. If you want that shard and do not wish to spend the next ten thousand years searching for it, you are going to have to listen very carefully.

    Player: I'm all ears.

    Azuregos: Two words: Arcanite Buoy.

    Player: Come again.

    Azuregos: Right then... You have to build an Arcanite Buoy and place it in the ocean. My minnow will be attracted to the magical emanations. When he gets near the buoy - BLAMO! It will explode in a glorious pulse of arcane energy, revealing the minnow's true form. Also, you may or may not incur the wrath of Neptulon. A 50/50 chance I would say.

    Player: Ok, let me get this straight. You put the scepter shard entrusted to your Flight by Anachronos on a minnow of your own making and now expect me to build an... an Arcanite Buoy or something... to force your minnow out of hiding? AND potentially incur the wrath of an Elemental Lord? Did I miss anything? Perhaps I am to do this without any clothes on, during a solar eclipse, on a leap year?

    Azuregos: If I did not know better, I would think that you were mocking me, mortal. But yes, that is mostly correct. You may remain fully clothed.

    Player: FINE! and how, dare I ask, am i supposed to acquire an Arcanite Buoy?

    Azuregos: Take this ledger to an old acquaintance of mine in Tanaris. His name is Narain Soothfancy - Terrible, terrible, psychic but an amazing engineer! He should be able to make sense of it all.

    No need to thank me, <name>. It's the least i could do.

    Good Day!

    Player: But...

    Azuregos: I SAID GOOD DAY!
    "Why of course the people don't want war…. But, after all… it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reganom View Post
    I may be wrong, but I think it's Scientia Potestas Est. Although my latin classes were many years ago.
    Yeah, I'm not sure whether google translate is correct on that or not, which is why I asked a classmate of mine (Who studies Latin) shortly after writing that.

    I sort of wish I had taken Latin, took Spanish instead.....

    Update: Just got the translation, apparently someone made the quote before me, Sir Francis Bacon was the one who did!
    He said: "Ipsa Scientia Potestas Est" or, "Knowledge itself is power" (Which is a little different from what I said, which was "Scientia Potentia Est", or after being told that is the correct translation, means "Knowledge is power")

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garnier Fructis View Post
    I ran hot water over the lid. Metal expands under heat more than glass does, which makes it easier to remove the cap.
    Ah ok, neat, need to remember that for when I'm trying to open stupidly hard to open jars. (I swear they freeze the dam things on there sometimes...)
    Last edited by Hastings; 2013-01-30 at 01:13 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by orissa View Post
    Because geniuses sound crazy until their crazy ideas are validated.
    This i have had happen FAR too often with friends and family...All i did was compare past scenarios with similar parameters and estimated the most likely outcome.

    People still often say i'm wrong...Then later i often turn out to be right LOL.


    One irony is this thread is showing me more and more why my therapist and others in my life have called a genius....Still don't buy it. I know so little that i just can't truly buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandmoth12 View Post
    If you look back through history at famous poets, artists, mathematicians, writers, and physicists you would realize nearly all of them suffered from mental disorders, yet they accomplished astonishing things.

    Why are these two polar opposites seemingly linked so deeply?
    Its not rocket science man. Geniuses have to dedicate their mind, time, effort, and money into that one thing that it makes other categories in life... insufficient. No one becomes a genius and still excels at other aspects of life. Where one strength is gained, another strength is lost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrbleedinggums View Post
    Perfect example of your question, OP.

    Azuregos: You seek the scepter shard charged to the protection of the Blue Flight?

    <Azuregos appears to be smiling.>

    Player: How did you know? I mean, yes... Yes I am looking for that shard. Do you have it?

    Azuregos: Of course I do not have the shard. That would be asinine. I walk amongst savages in this cursed land! I cannot take five steps without some crazed Orc or Human trying to thrust a sharp stick into my hide. At any given time you could very well be speaking to my spirit.

    Anyhow... I hid it.

    Go on... Ask me where.

    Player: Alright. Where?

    Azuregos: Your going to love this story, <race>. See, here is the thing. As soon as Malygos charged me with protecting the scepter shard, I knew I was in for an eternity of headache and pain.

    All i want to do is study these magic rich shorelines and take in what artifacts remain from the sundering. You know, there was once a thriving Highborne civilization here! you don't have to tell me that there are going to be some solid magical items around here, <race>. I can smell it!

    Player: By Bronzebeard's... um, Beard! what are you talking about?

    Azuregos: As i was saying, I held onto that scepter shard for a good five hundred years and it was nothing but trouble. it attracted all kinds of attention - the wrong kind of attention. I want to be left alone to my studies not babysit some would-be hero's ticket to glory. So I gave it to the fish.

    Player: Fish? You gave a piece of what could be the key to saving all life on Kalimdor to a fish?

    Azuregos: Not just any fish, mortal. This fish was a minnow. A very special minnow.

    Player: A minnow? The oceans are filled with minnows! There could be a hundred million minnows out there!

    Azuregos: Exactly!

    Player: ...

    Azuregos: Genius, I know... It will never be found; but, in case it is found, I gave the minnow some special powers.

    Player: You put the piece on a minnow and placed the minnow somewhere in the waters of the sea between here and the Eastern Kingdoms? And this minnow has special powers?

    Azuregos: Correct. You've been listening! This minnow is really quite a terrible creature of my own creation. When I am relaxing, I like to think of the unlucky fishermen who have run into this minnow and been devoured whole. I bet they were quite surprised!

    <Azuregos laughs.>

    Player: You're insane.

    Azuregos: Genius is often misunderstood, <race>. Now, about the scepter shard. If you want that shard and do not wish to spend the next ten thousand years searching for it, you are going to have to listen very carefully.

    Player: I'm all ears.

    Azuregos: Two words: Arcanite Buoy.

    Player: Come again.

    Azuregos: Right then... You have to build an Arcanite Buoy and place it in the ocean. My minnow will be attracted to the magical emanations. When he gets near the buoy - BLAMO! It will explode in a glorious pulse of arcane energy, revealing the minnow's true form. Also, you may or may not incur the wrath of Neptulon. A 50/50 chance I would say.

    Player: Ok, let me get this straight. You put the scepter shard entrusted to your Flight by Anachronos on a minnow of your own making and now expect me to build an... an Arcanite Buoy or something... to force your minnow out of hiding? AND potentially incur the wrath of an Elemental Lord? Did I miss anything? Perhaps I am to do this without any clothes on, during a solar eclipse, on a leap year?

    Azuregos: If I did not know better, I would think that you were mocking me, mortal. But yes, that is mostly correct. You may remain fully clothed.

    Player: FINE! and how, dare I ask, am i supposed to acquire an Arcanite Buoy?

    Azuregos: Take this ledger to an old acquaintance of mine in Tanaris. His name is Narain Soothfancy - Terrible, terrible, psychic but an amazing engineer! He should be able to make sense of it all.

    No need to thank me, <name>. It's the least i could do.

    Good Day!

    Player: But...

    Azuregos: I SAID GOOD DAY!


    THAT IS BRILLIANT!!! Besides if something is THAT important pissing off an elemental lord really should be worth it. ESPECIALLY if it's not a 100% chance.

    I mean hell if it were me i mighta eaten it or stored it in some kinda dimensional vortex...Or thrown it down a ravine LOL. But the MINNOW now THAT is TRUE genius.

    ---------- Post added 2013-01-30 at 01:18 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Trogdora View Post
    Its not rocket science man. Geniuses have to dedicate their mind, time, effort, and money into that one thing that it makes other categories in life... insufficient. No one becomes a genius and still excels at other aspects of life. Where one strength is gained, another strength is lost.
    I often relate it to stat distribution in classical RPGs. Gotta choose your stats and classes ya know.


    I for one have had alot of variants...But i mainly know anime/manga and some social stuff....Though again i have stray information on most subjects that SEEMS to be above average.

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    The amount of hubris in this topic is disturbing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stir View Post
    The amount of hubris in this topic is disturbing.
    LOL you'd be surprised to hear how much i see most people IRL display. This is almost nothing. At least people here have doubts and questions. Most just go by absolutes now THAT is disturbing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by obdigore View Post
    Because dealing with the rest of society when you are a genius must be even more infuriating than when you are merely slightly above average.
    This guy got it Speaking from experience of course
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    Quote Originally Posted by AeneasBK View Post
    This guy got it Speaking from experience of course
    He realy did LOL. That and being TOLD you're nuts or wrobg by those of even below average intelligence yet then being right...And you knew it all along also quite vexing LOL.

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    Honestly if a person can live their life happily and do that which they enjoy, then they are a genius and figured out what's important to them. Even the people at the top of science/art etc. fields do what they truly enjoy in life. There's nothing wrong with being "dumb" so long as its not on purpose but a matter of just not understanding something at first. I don't judge people based on their intellect and I don't get annoyed by people who are not informed on a subject I maybe well informed on because I know damn well that they no something the I don't and I appreciate learning from others.

    I kind of find it disturbing by how people get angry at so called "stupid" people when it's merely they are not educated on certain subjects. Should I get mad that someone I talk to or is in a class or I work with doesn't know how Steam generators work in a PWR? No I understand they don;t have my background and I'll gladly inform them if they wish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sorrior View Post
    He realy did LOL. That and being TOLD you're nuts or wrobg by those of even below average intelligence yet then being right...And you knew it all along also quite vexing LOL.
    You didn't actually read what obdigore wrote, did you?
    Or didn't understand, at least.

    I think that is what is most infuriating about this topic. People proclaiming their 'genius,' their high intelligence, their prowess of the mind, and yet those very same people being unable to grasp a simple sentence.
    It is evidence of nothing more than a complete lack of self-awareness with a hefty dose of confirmation bias.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stir View Post
    You didn't actually read what obdigore wrote, did you?
    Or didn't understand, at least.

    I think that is what is most infuriating about this topic. People proclaiming their 'genius,' their high intelligence, their prowess of the mind, and yet those very same people being unable to grasp a simple sentence.
    It is evidence of nothing more than a complete lack of self-awareness with a hefty dose of confirmation bias.
    I've also said many times that i often consider myself something of an idiot. And for future reference there ARE many types of knowledge.

    Not to mention many potential ways to interpret even one word in english let alone an entire sentence. In my case it's most likely true that i'm a bit of an idiot who just enjoys thinking.

    But i doubt it's true for everyone here.

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