Smart people say smart things, they speak politely and with courtesy, they make it a point to write eloquently and use great diction.
Smart people don’t say non-smart things, they don’t cuss and swear like drunken hookers, and they make it a point not to write like an idiot on skype or twitter, as though they only have thumbs and not all five fingers attached to their meat hooks.
Smart people don’t use ad hominem attacks in arguments, smart people do refer to logical fallacies, and smart people also cite all their sources.
Smart people are better than non-smart people because of this arbitrary list of things I’ve just run off, and you must follow what I’ve prescribed if you want to be a smart person. The dictionary told me to tell you that, so you must comply with our irrevocable and concrete rule book of what smarty mc smarty pants people say 2 each 0ther.
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Intelligent individuals are actually more often than not likely to swear. Swearing is a colorful choice of language to explain and examine inner turmoil, or perhaps delight, or maybe even anger over the fact your pizza is missing all it’s cheese when the dominos-boy drops it off. Maybe he ate all the cheese. Maybe a feral cat jumped into the box and ate it all. Maybe my actual cat, Rolly, also ate all your oreos as he does this to us sometimes. This is a real thing. Studies are showing this as being a thing that happens.
The swearing part, not my cat stealing all your cookies.
Smart people do not always need to speak correctly, or even use perfect grammar. Smart people are confident in their knowledge enough to know they don’t need thesaurus.com to come up with something witty.
I’d like to think the person who coined ERMERGERD GERSEBERMPS or whatever that enjoyable nonsense is, was a genius.
Smart people do not always need to be polite. In fact, smart people are often assholes, especially if they observe the first idea that smart people say smart things. Because they ultimately know they are intelligent, and think less of people they deem ‘less smart’ or ‘non smart’ or ‘not smart enough to rub two electrons together to form a thought’.
Smart people don’t need to type perfectly. It doesn’t really matter. Smart people also can use whatever tactic they like to try and win an argument. This is especially observable through our species when people who think they are a Smart Person go into the droll activity of source checking or rhetoric kung-fu to one-up you or win a squabble on the socials. If they were smart, they’d probably just decide it wasn’t even worth their time to argue with you in the first place, as you are ‘non smart’ and it’s a wasted effort.
But they persist.
There is no such thing as a Smart Person. Everyone is smart in their own way, with their own interests and goals, their feelings, theories, rhetoric, ideas, creativities, idiosyncrasies and what have you. Everyone has something they are good at than other people. And there is always someone who is more of a Smart Person than you are, and perhaps more of a ‘not smart’ person.
Generally, we all hover in the middle with flying tendrils towards different skills and concepts and activities that we are Smart at.
Let’s do away with this idea that we are better than others because we know more. We aren’t. Let’s do away with this idea that we are more deserving of good things because we are more intellectually apt. We aren’t, and you probably are not that much more intellectually skilled than the person bagging your groceries at WalMart. Who’s to say Amanda isn’t an acclaimed sculptor and she works at WalMart because her MFA isn’t picking her up any good paying jobs?
You have no idea, Brad.
One last note on this Sounding Smart business; sounding smart in business. Can we please, for the love of all the starving children I just ground up and ate in my bowl of pasta, stop using terms like ‘synergy’ and ‘delta’ and ‘market influence’ and ‘global mobility’ and any other assortment of nonsense word that makes you sound like a Smart Person?
You are stepping up to the first point in this observation and falling into a vat of word gerbils before you hit a home run with a plank made of cheese-puffs. And those cheese-puffs are words, my friends.
They have about the mental-caloric intake of puffed rice at this point.
Say what you mean, mean what you say. And please realize that you are not a special snowflake when it comes to how much power your head-noodle can create.
Everyone is smart in their own way. And no, I’m not being a hippie-dippie loser art teacher here. If we can’t appreciate people for their gifts and their follies, regardless of the person’s intellectual capacity, we really don’t have a right to say that we are Smart.