Generically speaking, who are the "intelligent people?"

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  1. qwark profile image56
    qwarkposted 7 years ago

    The answer is simple. Lets see who can come up with the "BEST" (excelling all others) answer.

    1. profile image47
      Keith Phillipsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That would depend on who was making the classification.

    2. leeberttea profile image50
      leebertteaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It depends on who you ask but clearly liberal progressives think they're the most intelligent and if you disagree with me you're a racist homophobe!

      1. qwark profile image56
        qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        ...and that was the silliest of all the responses...hopefully it was a joke. If it wasn't it was also based on abject ignorance.
        But thanks for responding...:-)

        1. Greek One profile image74
          Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          don't listen to him qwark.. he is just a homophobe racist tongue

          1. qwark profile image56
            qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            ...Greek: for an old guy, I'm pretty aware...:-) thanks

            1. Greek One profile image74
              Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              I bet I'm older!

              1. qwark profile image56
                qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                I'll be 61 in April next...

                1. Greek One profile image74
                  Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  I'll be 40 in November, with the Canadian - US Exchange rate, that makes me 172

                  1. qwark profile image56
                    qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    Greek: hahahaha I'll accede! you are an "old fart." :-)

                  2. pisean282311 profile image60
                    pisean282311posted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    lol

        2. leeberttea profile image50
          leebertteaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Well at least it was the "est" of something.

  2. bojanglesk8 profile image58
    bojanglesk8posted 7 years ago

    The people who read a lot.

  3. Arthur Fontes profile image81
    Arthur Fontesposted 7 years ago

    Those with the ambition and desire to learn.

  4. luvpassion profile image61
    luvpassionposted 7 years ago

    Whoever reads the bible.

    1. qwark profile image56
      qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      luv: lol bottom of the list thus far...keep guessing.   :-)

    2. Pcunix profile image92
      Pcunixposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Statistically, quite the opposite.  Religious belief declines with intelligence and education.

      That is statistics, of course.  Nothing in that says an atheist cannot be unintelligent or that  a fervent believer cannot be brilliant.  But in any random sample, those with strong religious beliefs will have smaller numbers of brighter people.

      1. luvpassion profile image61
        luvpassionposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Case in point, but I was just having fun with qwark...thanks anyway...atheists.
        roll

        1. Pcunix profile image92
          Pcunixposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Well, we all know qwark is highly religious.

          Or something like that.

      2. camlo profile image87
        camloposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Well, I know the Amish people, for example, are educated to the age of 11 - if they were further educated, they would learn to think critically, and begin to question their religion etc.. But this has nothing to do with actual intelligence.

  5. CMHypno profile image94
    CMHypnoposted 7 years ago

    The ones who develop their strengths, work on their weaknesses and know that they will never be perfect but that's ok!

  6. Kyriana profile image70
    Kyrianaposted 7 years ago

    People who know and understand that we are always growing, changing, evolving and learning.

  7. qwark profile image56
    qwarkposted 7 years ago

    When we get further down the line....I'll present my "perfect" answer and you all can "debate me..."course no one will win 'cause nuthin's perfect...lol :-)

  8. Greek One profile image74
    Greek Oneposted 7 years ago

    I along with the person who posted this forum topic.

    Do I win?

    1. qwark profile image56
      qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hahaha   remember ...no winners...nuthin's perfect even you with your short legs.....lol

  9. Anna Marie Bowman profile image89
    Anna Marie Bowmanposted 7 years ago

    The people who seek knowledge, know there is always more to learn, question the information they are give, seek more knowledge and never give up on making themselves better, never stop learning, never stop seeking.

  10. Greek One profile image74
    Greek Oneposted 7 years ago

    To paraphrase my good friend Socrates, here is my answer...

    The most intelligent among us are those who are fully aware of  our own stupidity.  For while most others think they are intelligent and are not as dumb as us, at least we are aware of  our own ignorance.

  11. profile image0
    klarawieckposted 7 years ago

    Greek is very intelligent!

  12. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    People named Habee??

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
      prettydarkhorseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      and Maita

  13. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    Right! And Maita.

  14. Pcunix profile image92
    Pcunixposted 7 years ago

    Anyone who can  define it.

    Intelligence is vastly over rated, by the way.  It won't get you friends.  It won't necessarily make you money, won't help you to be happy..  The very brightest people are often unhappy, social misfits and do not do well financially.

    Studies have shown that mild intelligence - less than "genius" level  - is the best predictor of overall success and happiness.  Smart enough to gain advantage in the games of life, not so smart as to find those games ludicrous.

    The highly sucessful person you think is a blooming genius usually isn't smile

  15. Shadesbreath profile image83
    Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago

    Humans.

    1. Pcunix profile image92
      Pcunixposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Based on what evidence?

      1. sunforged profile image74
        sunforgedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Do you know of any humans that are not people

        1. profile image0
          DoorMattnomoreposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          yes, I know a few.

          1. Pearldiver profile image79
            Pearldiverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            lol ..... So There!!!!

      2. Shadesbreath profile image83
        Shadesbreathposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Hmm, I think I would have to do an awful lot of writing to come out ahead on that argument, maybe need to put on my sophist's hat too.

      3. camlo profile image87
        camloposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        'People' are a group of humans, therefore, the 'intelligent people' must be humans, generically speaking.

  16. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    The smartest humans are those who are able to survive. Intelligence is a relative term and is measured differently among different societies and cultures. I'm pretty smart by American standards, but how long would I survive in the Amazon rain forest without help?

    1. luvpassion profile image61
      luvpassionposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You would do just fine Habee cause you would be intelligent enough to take your Winnebago with you. wink

      1. habee profile image94
        habeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        LOL!! I don't have a motor home, but my friends do. I'd be smart enough to "borrow" theirs! I could always put it on pontoons - it would be tough driving that sucker to South America.

    2. Anna Marie Bowman profile image89
      Anna Marie Bowmanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Don't really agree with this.  Some people survive because they have to, not because they are intelligent.  Some people survive because they steal.  Is stealing intelligent?  Some people survive by killing.  Is murder intelligent?  Granted, survival takes skills, not intelligence.

      1. camlo profile image87
        camloposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        If I would starve to death if I didn't steal, stealing would be the most intelligent thing to do. I'd be stupid if I didn't.

        1. Anna Marie Bowman profile image89
          Anna Marie Bowmanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Not really the point I was trying to make.  But, you do make a good point, either way.

  17. Rafini profile image88
    Rafiniposted 7 years ago

    Hhmm, intelligent people are those who...know when to keep their mouths shut?  lol

  18. anonimuzz profile image80
    anonimuzzposted 7 years ago

    There are no intelligent people.

    1. Pcunix profile image92
      Pcunixposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I think the preponderance of evidence suppirts you.

  19. qwark profile image56
    qwarkposted 7 years ago

    OK,OK,OK..ENUF!...NOW YA WANNA SEE THE PERFECT ANSWER IN TYPE?or are we still having too much fun?...lolol...:-)

    1. Anna Marie Bowman profile image89
      Anna Marie Bowmanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You said yourself there was no perfect answer.  So, how can you claim to have the perfect answer??

      1. qwark profile image56
        qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Anna: yep...lol and I said I'd offer a perfect answer (my answer) and we can have more fun ripping me up and serving me up as "chum" to attract more "white shark Qwark eating forum hubbers!" ...got it.? lol   :-)

        1. Anna Marie Bowman profile image89
          Anna Marie Bowmanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I eagerly await your answer...teeth sharpened to tear it to shreds...LOL

    2. anonimuzz profile image80
      anonimuzzposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Bring it, qwark.

      1. qwark profile image56
        qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        ok ...here is the PERFECT response:
        Q. Who is intelligent?
        A. Those people who are best PREPARED (operative word) to adapt and survive for as long as their genetic programming will allow!
        Who was the closest to my PERFECT answer?
        OH JEEEEEZZZZ! WHITE SHARK ATTACK!  ALL QWARKS INTO THE BOAT...THAT'S AN ORDER!!!!!

        1. habee profile image94
          habeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          My answer was the closest! Nanny nanny boo boo!!

          1. qwark profile image56
            qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Habee: in my book yer right..!  da da!  :-)  or damned close to it!  :-)

  20. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    The "intelligent" people are the ones who

    (a) learn from the past
    (b) always living in the present
    (c) see and make their own future.

    wink

  21. profile image0
    klarawieckposted 7 years ago

    People who are open to everyone's point of view without being too critical.

  22. qwark profile image56
    qwarkposted 7 years ago

    Oh sh*t! I ruined a really fun thing!   Remember? I can't be perfect!  right????   ;-)

  23. Anna Marie Bowman profile image89
    Anna Marie Bowmanposted 7 years ago

    Well, the sharks were coming...I had to get away while I could...

    1. qwark profile image56
      qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Anna...I'm outa breath!  puff puff...i made it to a boat and wasn't attacked! Am I fast or just lucky? hmmm?  :-)

  24. TruthDebater profile image49
    TruthDebaterposted 7 years ago

    The most intelligent people don't believe they have the most intelligent answers.

    1. qwark profile image56
      qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      ...and the most "intelligent" people don't pay any attention to your responses...lol:-)

      1. TruthDebater profile image49
        TruthDebaterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Intelligent people pay attention to all responses. Lose again. Thanks

    2. habee profile image94
      habeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The most intelligent people admit when someone else is right!

      1. TruthDebater profile image49
        TruthDebaterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I agree. The most intelligent also don't need to ridicule others to look intelligent or superior.

        1. habee profile image94
          habeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Most intelligent people have a great sense of humor. I thought perhaps my use of "nanny nanny boo boo" would have tipped you off that I was joking!

  25. Anna Marie Bowman profile image89
    Anna Marie Bowmanposted 7 years ago

    Intelligent people listen...

  26. qwark profile image56
    qwarkposted 7 years ago

    Golly gee whiz! it seems that my list of those who have nothing credible or worthwhile to offer and deserve no future responses, is going to gain one more entrant...truth has just made the grade!
    Congrats truth!  :-)

    1. TruthDebater profile image49
      TruthDebaterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks. More ridicule. You think I don't write anything credible? Is this opinion or fact? Intelligence doesn't make empty claims.

  27. qwark profile image56
    qwarkposted 7 years ago

    Hubbers, is the forum supposed to be both fun and educational and a place for friendly, maybe passionate debate?
    It is to me.
    Why do some seem to exhibit problems with their self esteem and want to accuse others of being arrogant and pedantic?
    It's, to me, disgusting, and the antithesis of the purpose of the "Hub furum."
    Am I wrong?

    1. anonimuzz profile image80
      anonimuzzposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, I think you should keep the discussion between you two. There's no need to call for public support just to make this favorable for you. But it's your call, I'm just saying this because I have nothing better to do at this moment. I'm not intelligent enough to find a decent occupation other than reading strangers arguing for nothing.

      I actually think TruthDebater is right to some extent, looking objectively at his first message in this thread and not at the possible double meaning that bothered you. People, in many occasions, can show their intelligence by not assuming they are always right, indeed. Other hubbers have said it here in other words.

      1. qwark profile image56
        qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Anon..thanks for the response. Again I'm just offering my humble opinion. Isn't that all we all can do?
        I am a "judger" tho. Responses do determine my desire or lack of to reply.

  28. Mighty Mom profile image84
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    Lol Habee!
    Intelligent people not only have a sense of humor, but have a delightfull ability to express their humor in creative ways!
    I can see this thread easily degenerating into nonsense.

    I'll see your nanny nanny boo boo and holler back with a
    suuuueeeeee, suuuuuueeeeeeeeee piggy poggy poo...

    1. Disturbia profile image61
      Disturbiaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Well I'll see your suuuueeeeee, suuuuuueeeeeeeeee piggy poggy poo...and raise you a poo poo la de da.

  29. Disturbia profile image61
    Disturbiaposted 7 years ago

    qwark, you might better ask "WHERE" are the intelligent people? LOL

    1. qwark profile image56
      qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      disturbia:  Hey! that was my next question! Yer way ahead of me...lol :-)

  30. Charles James profile image78
    Charles Jamesposted 7 years ago

    Those who agree with me are obviously intelligent, and most of those who do not agree with me are too inconsequential to matter.
    I have a problem with one hubber who does not agree with me but is clearly intelligent. I am working on him but he is not easy to convert. I have just not found the arguments that resonate with him. A possibility is that he is more intelligent than me.
    An alternative is that I am not as intelligent as I think I am - but if I were not intelligent I would realise it I think.
    Does the question mean intelligent or educated? There are PHDs - by definition intelligent and educated - whom I would not trust to walk a child across the road.

    1. qwark profile image56
      qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Charles:
      Education is only a "facet" of my "macro" interpretation of "intelligence."
      We won't know if we are truly intelligent individuals until we reach our death beds.
      The human cell has a potential life span (currently) of about 170 yrs. Stresses reduce that length of time to an average of just a yr or 2 under 80. It is thought that about 1 out of every 4 Americans will now reach 100 years of life.
      My definition of intelligence is: the ability to use all of ones gained wisdom in life to live for as long as ones genetic programming will allow.
      The goal of all life is to survive. That is also an intrinsic, inherited "individual" goal.
      To live a life not dedicated to survival (and joy), to me would be the acme of ignorance.
      Thanks for the thoughtful response...:-)

      1. Disturbia profile image61
        Disturbiaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        LOL, does a near death experience qualify as reaching our death beds?

        If the goal of all life is to survive, and that is a component of your "yardstick for intelligence" I've already beat the odds once by surviving cancer and now I use every means at my disposal (education, whole foods, etc., I will admit to a few vices however) to keep from ever going down that road again. But qwark, I really don't perceive that as particularly intelligent, just being resourceful, that's all.

        1. qwark profile image56
          qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Disturbia:
          Thanks.
          Congrats for surviving!
          "Resourceful" is most definitely an intrinsic facet of my "holistic" definition of "intelligence"...but ONLY a facet.
          Being "resourceful" takes education and common sense. These are all facets of the wisdom gained by living. The greater the "living' experiences, the greater can be the resources used to survive.
          Again, you are a survivor who "intelligently" used those resources necessary to save your precious life.
          I wish ya a long joyful life!:-)

    2. Pearldiver profile image79
      Pearldiverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      How intelligent of you to ignore the possibility that he is a she and also a troll not a doll lol

      I'm sure a very smart person once said:
      "There is a very fine line between Intelligence and Madness!"

      - Look at Robin Williams lol

      1. qwark profile image56
        qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Hahaha  Pearl:
        I love Robin but "intelligence" as I view it? NOT!
        But he is a genius of sorts. What a mind and what an entertainer!
        He is uniquely blessed with a special talent rarely seen in any human culture.

  31. profile image0
    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    not any hubbers that I know of. big_smile

    1. Misha profile image74
      Mishaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ditto. And cheers! smile

      1. qwark profile image56
        qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Misha:
        Who or what was ralwus responding to...?

        1. Misha profile image74
          Mishaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I think he was responding to your original question wink

          1. qwark profile image56
            qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            ...ok, I'll accept that...I didn't know how to respond to it.
            I don't know how the other "hubbers" are leading there lives, so I really can't respond honestly.  Thanks

            1. Misha profile image74
              Mishaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              LOL It's all in a good humor Qwark - neither of us works for CIA and cannot claim to be intelligent officially tongue

              1. qwark profile image56
                qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Amen to that Mish...:-)

  32. mythbuster profile image78
    mythbusterposted 7 years ago

    Those who are teachable?

 
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