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How is it possible to stay smart always?

  1. Kevin Peter profile image71
    Kevin Peterposted 5 years ago

    How is it possible to stay smart always?

    Some people seem smart always. How do they become so?

  2. MickS profile image72
    MickSposted 5 years ago

    They are smart by always wearing good, well laundered clothes and keeping themselves clean.

  3. WalterPoon profile image80
    WalterPoonposted 5 years ago

    Kevin, you have  not defined what you mean by "smart" because "smart" can have different meanings, among them being:
    1. Sharp quick thought; bright;
    2. Canny and shrewd in dealings with others; and
    3. Fashionable; elegant:

    MickS understood it as referring to the 3rd meaning above. If that is so, yes, it's possible to stay smart always. But to me, I would rather be smart, as denoted by the first meaning above, in which case, it is not possible to stay smart always. No one knows everything. You can't have a quick thought to every problem, especially those that you are not familiar with.

  4. jdw7979 profile image80
    jdw7979posted 5 years ago

    Your brain, assuming it is a healthy one, works like a big sponge. Acknowledge such first, and make it a priority to feed it information from all sorts and you will remain up to date on the changing world and all of its little intricacies.

    To retain information- well, just like in grade school you must review your knowledge of a specific subject over and over. It helps when the information is important to you.

    This is to me the simplest way of explaining how to remain in the know without getting into the science of it all. Don't settle or be close minded. Open up and learn about many things, plus it is good to have back-up in random conversation.

    I always like to say that I do not know everything about one thing, yet know enough about a lot of things to stay well informed. Just keep telling yourself that while studying random aspects throughout life. It can be quite fun!

    1. WalterPoon profile image80
      WalterPoonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      jdw7979, you seem to place a lot of emphasis on acquiring information, without any mention of wisdom.

      "Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it." ― Albert Einstein

    2. jdw7979 profile image80
      jdw7979posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Correct, but those who struggle must work to become more enlightened with general knowledge. Wisdom comes with knowledge and know how. Not schooling and such, yet finding information for one's self.

    3. WalterPoon profile image80
      WalterPoonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      "To attain knowledge, add things everyday. To attain wisdom, remove things every day." -- Lao Tzu

      Okay, jdw7979, just pulling your legs, LOL.