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Why someone of us behave like as if they understand everything

  1. andromida profile image76
    andromidaposted 7 years ago

    Its true that there are many people in our society and now-a-days you will find even in online forums where they pretend to be knowing everything and keep discussing and behaving as if they know all and the rest of the world is full of unwise people.In your opinion what are the reasons behind someone's pretending as
    omniscient.

    1. raiderfan profile image61
      raiderfanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      they really are

    2. Haunty profile image85
      Hauntyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Some people just like to give advise. That's not necessarily because they think they know everything. They probably don't see much outside of their own world.

      1. lxxy profile image61
        lxxyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        That's a very good way of speaking about it. Those who are doing what they are doing, have the best of intentions.

        1. Lotus4Peace profile image59
          Lotus4Peaceposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yes--nicely said, and perhaps because of the insight they have into "their world" there is a desire and joy to share that with others. The intent is honorable. However, that does not mean that they don't have the ability to "see much outside" the scope of their world. I think anyone devoted to the humanities, arts, and sciences--the world of knowledge--can attest to a deep desire to teach, write, create, and share their perceptions with others. Why else are we in the world of HUB?

          1. andromida profile image76
            andromidaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Well said and I think all have the right to share their experience-thats the key behind our emotional growth.At the same  time  every other things in this univesrse have a threshold value -why should it not be applicable in case of our expressing thoughts.

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      dennisemattposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I dont know....

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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I see it in the world but I have to say I don't see it on here. I personally knew nothing when I joined this site but have learnt a lot from people who do actually know their stuff. I don't think they think they know all, I just think they are good enough to pass on their knowledge. My view anyway !

    5. Ron Montgomery profile image61
      Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Not wnating to sound like a no-it-all or anything, but you misspelled Andromeda tongue

    6. babedoll50 profile image61
      babedoll50posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Many times people are just giving opinions on what they think.  Of course they arent always right.  The people who do think they are right all the time definately can be very annoying.

      1. AEvans profile image69
        AEvansposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Well that I can agree with you on. smile

    7. Mark Knowles profile image59
      Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      But - maybe - some of us do know everything. Have you considered that? big_smile

      1. andromida profile image76
        andromidaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yes,maybe you are right and that comes through ages.Since we live in a universe of infinite possibilities and only a fraction of that   only known to us.So, nothing should be out of our consideration.I see you also used the word maybe..lol.

  2. lxxy profile image61
    lxxyposted 7 years ago

    As soon as you feel you've mastered the point, it's become lost on you.

  3. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 7 years ago

    I know a lot about a few things, science, health, sexual health, biology and a few other things. I don't pretend to know everything, that would be impossible! But I do know a lot. Any other subjects and probably won't even try smile

    I think that people have experience/education in certain fields. But people who pretend to know about something that they clearly don't (or are just flat out wrong!) are really annoying smile

    1. Haunty profile image85
      Hauntyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That's annoying alright! But in some cases it can be cute. I have a friend who keeps on advising me on every problem I got. In most cases she's flat out wrong, and is ready to argue about it. But that's not her mistake. Clearly, it's pretty easy to interpret things from one's own perspective. smile

      I know that you're probably talking about your boss who is clearly an idiot. smile

  4. frogdropping profile image86
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    Well thank god i'm not one of 'em. I know nothing smile

    1. andromida profile image76
      andromidaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Me too.

  5. Teresa McGurk profile image60
    Teresa McGurkposted 7 years ago

    Well, luckily (for me) I DO know everything.

    I'm just keeping it to myself, is all.

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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      All women do Teresa smile

    2. Cris A profile image61
      Cris Aposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I know everything, too. It's just that nobody ever asks me anything! LOL cool

  6. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    I know a few things in a few areas and will help those that ask otherwise, I don't say anything tongue cept may flirt big_smile hehe

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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I can vouch that the Dame deff does know a few things smile

  7. countrywomen profile image61
    countrywomenposted 7 years ago

    It is good to know but then would simply knowing help even the individual himself/herself until and unless that person shares in a non confrontational manner. Unsolicited advice and opinions especially in personal realm are seldom appreciated. Btw recently I saw the movie Bucket List and in that movie it shows that sometimes more than knowing, acting out our dreams is more important to be happy in life. smile

  8. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Knowing it all I would advise against taking movies for face value, they rarely resemble real life tongue

  9. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    lol BC99 and Misha, too cute, smile jus luvz you 2 around

  10. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Hugs back at you Dame smile

  11. countrywomen profile image61
    countrywomenposted 7 years ago

    Of course I do distinguish reel life from real life. I was just trying to share the message I got from the movie. Maybe I sounded a little childish with that mention. Ok, Misha I would try to grow up. smile

    1. Misha profile image74
      Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Never mind CW-girl, I was just kidding around, and you made yourself an easy target smile

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        badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Where have you been, was thinking the other night I haven't seen my buddy Misha about.

        1. Misha profile image74
          Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I've been moving to another house, so did not have Internet for a while, and overall is still quite busy, so post here sporadically smile

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            badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Tis good to have you back !

  12. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    Hey CW, Misha jus likes ticklin us wink lol

  13. countrywomen profile image61
    countrywomenposted 7 years ago

    DS/Misha- I know Misha likes to do that tongue Maybe I did sound like I believe in imaginary stuff like movies and all. Point noted and would be more careful. Hope you guys have a great weekend. smile

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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You have a good one too my friend !

      1. countrywomen profile image61
        countrywomenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Pirate.

        PS: Can you please tell your crew in Somalian coast to layoff for a while. wink

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          badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Consider it done, sleep well smile

          1. countrywomen profile image61
            countrywomenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks and hopefully I won't be woken up with another disturbing news anytime soon. smile

  14. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    Hope you have a great weekend too, CW smile is fun gettin tickled from afar huh wink lol

    1. countrywomen profile image61
      countrywomenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Oh yes I love his sense of humor and he does know how to get the party going. I have seen him stir quite a few interesting discussions. We are planning to have a picnic tomorrow afternoon and have to do some cooking. Sometimes life isn't fair even on weekends when you want to relax at home then plans come up which you can't refuse. Anyway hopefully it would be fun in the sun. smile

  15. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    If I could, I would come right over and help you, CW smile and yap a storm about Misha and BC99 wink hehe

    1. countrywomen profile image61
      countrywomenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the offer of help(it is potluck luckily hence not so much trouble but still got to do my share). I am sure it would be quite a party if Misha and our Pirate happen to be there. smile

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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hey don't be fooled me and Misha are best buddies and we mail each other daily, don't be fooled by his rippling muscles hes a really sensitive guy, like me naturally ; )

    3. Aya_Hajime profile image60
      Aya_Hajimeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      This sounds like fun - can I join in too? tongue

      Better yet, we can invite them both to come over and dance for us wink

      1. Dame Scribe profile image61
        Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I like male dancers too, wink shhh, lol

      2. Misha profile image74
        Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        For you sweet Aya-chan - anything wink I am just afraid it might look like this: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid … 8005648430

        1. Aya_Hajime profile image60
          Aya_Hajimeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          This is hilarious Misha! Now you really must come over and wash my car. BadCo too and anybody else who is proud of their natural beauty! I'll even order in sushi wink

  16. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    Whatever do you mean, mon cher capitain big_smile we would discuss clothing and dame talk wink

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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Get real jeez does the Captain look like hes into womens clothes, hmm ok maybe on a Sat night but my fetish is my business ; )

  17. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    I have no idea what you refer cher capitain big_smile really, we would jus discuss dame talk and steer clear of fetishes tongue lol

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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Lol the Captain tis outranked by a Dame smile

  18. cindyvine profile image87
    cindyvineposted 7 years ago

    You can understand something even if you know nothing.

    1. countrywomen profile image61
      countrywomenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Cindy- Your words truly have a lot of wisdom in it. I love this quote by Socrates "True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing."

  19. Aya_Hajime profile image60
    Aya_Hajimeposted 7 years ago

    I think it is good that the community here is always willing to express their opinion and share their knowledge.

    If you keep an open mind, you can end up knowing a lot smile

    1. andromida profile image76
      andromidaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      yeah,I also think keeping an open mind is the key in learning and in developing our reasoning power.

  20. AEvans profile image69
    AEvansposted 7 years ago

    For some of us we have knowledge based on experience and life long lessons, so many do not pretend they just simply know how to respond. smile

  21. Shadesbreath profile image90
    Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago

    I have teenagers.  They know everything, just ask them.

    1. andromida profile image76
      andromidaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      oh yes,teenagers sometimes behave like they know everything.Don't
      you find that simply irritating.what can we do to rectify this type of attitude of teenagers?

      1. Lisa HW profile image80
        Lisa HWposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        They just need to figure it out on their own, the way everyone else has had to.  It's all part of maturing and gradually getting to a point where we do understand quite a bit more than we did when we were younger.    smile

        1. andromida profile image76
          andromidaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks for great opinion.

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    Leta Sposted 7 years ago

    People act in this fashion because of insecurity, frankly. Some can never be wrong, ultimately--and persecute others from this perspective.  Perhaps that's where totalitarianism may begin (?)

    That isn't to say if one knows something or understands something that they shouldn't offer and contribute what they know--nothing is gained by acting dumb (and many women I think, of a certain kind, I can say--excellent students, high achievers, sometimes better at whatever than many of the guys around them--at times think it might be an easier way.)  It's not!

    1. countrywomen profile image61
      countrywomenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I guess you opened a can of worms there, Lita. Believe me in some cultures men still want to have women to have equal or lesser intelligence(at least openly appearing to be so). Besides even at work place a woman who is very pushy or aggressive seems to gel lesser with other woman too. I guess sometimes one has to fit into the expectations too. smile

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        Leta Sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hmmm.  CW.  I find the opposite to be true.  Some of the WORST bosses I have ever had were pushy and aggressive women, or worse--passive aggressive women.  I think I know what it is about--or at least have an opinion (!lol). 

        Ultimately--it's about hierarchical structure.  Those women in their 50's, etc. who are now CEO's and managers had to face all that you are talking about here.  The traditional woman's role. The one's who made it through necessarily might have been the real, excuse me, b*tches, in to power and the whole 9 yards.  Think of Demi Moore's role in "Disclosure."  They thought they had to act like cutthroat men (?)

        Yeah, and then there is the socially 'nice, nice' woman--and she may gel better and be accepted (I guess), but that isn't exactly effective or actually honest, either, if that isn't who you are.

        There is a way, I think, of just being yourself and being natural--if society and the corporate world will allow it (and sometimes it seems they don't).  I do notice this with all the women I work with--that there seem to be factions...  Support staff types are a lot 'nice,' and let's talk recipes and hair, and "oh, let me make those copies for you."  Silly stuff.  Managerial women types handing down those ridiculous from-God-on-high-edicts, like, "thou shalt not wear open toe shoes except every other Tuesday," in a most dictatorial fashion (which most laugh at behind their backs, too)....  Sigh.

        And as far as M/F relationships, and as far as America, it would be excruciating for me (and at times has been) if a guy is not on the same par intelligence-wise...  However, hopefully, it is easier to be honest in these relationships (one would hope!).

        I guess you did open up a can of worms, CW! smile

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    graphhikerposted 7 years ago

    I thought I knew it all. But when I had my kids, the first real lesson I had to learn was how the body produced different shades of poo!

    Now, I'm a mother, I was told by my older sister's that I will know nothing until they leave home.
    smile

    Cheers!

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    A.M. Gwynnposted 7 years ago

    YES!! Oh Yes..
    I just not more than 10 minutes ago felt like pulling my hair out due to this very thing.

    What to do... Hmmm ( I mean legally)...

    1. andromida profile image76
      andromidaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you.Then you can visit my hub regarding this topic.
      http://hubpages.com/hub/behavinglikeallknwoing

    2. Lotus4Peace profile image59
      Lotus4Peaceposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hope I wasn't the cause of this 8 hours ago with my posting...Hmm, what to do? What did you do? A.---You know I love you and your fiesty spirit smile Glad you didn't shoot the messenger!

  25. Pete Maida profile image60
    Pete Maidaposted 7 years ago

    I do think the original statement is true.  I don't think you can find that many people who think they know everything.  We all have opinions and we have an opinion on every subject.  That doesn't mean we believe we are the ultimate authority on any subject.  Sometimes we speak from knowledge and experience, sometimes we speak from gut feeling or tradition for where we live, sometimes we just want to be a funny.

  26. soni2006 profile image47
    soni2006posted 7 years ago

    I think no one in this world knows everything. If someone knows everything, then the person is not a human being and might be th Almighty.

  27. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    I lovvvvve sushi smile

  28. marisuewrites profile image59
    marisuewritesposted 7 years ago

    What my teenagers didn't know, my dog did.  And the cat knew more than everybody combined, but she wasn't telling smile

    1. andromida profile image76
      andromidaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thats funny.

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    urimiddenposted 7 years ago

    I will agree it is a bit difficult being right all of the time. It is not so bad knowing everything though. I just have to learn how to tolerate all of the rest of the people in the world who are so jealous of me...

    1. andromida profile image76
      andromidaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I agree with you.I think tolerance has a great role in learning process and in adopting a new concept.

 
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