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#51
(05-30-2011, 09:01 AM)Rosarium Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 08:44 AM)Iolanthe Wrote: A lot of people aren't anywhere near as intelligent as they think they are.

Related to the Dunning–Kruger effect.

I looked this up and suddenly life makes sense.
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#52
The only thing smarter than a woman is a man...only he's to stupid to notice" © VoxPop
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#53
(05-30-2011, 09:27 AM)Iolanthe Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 09:01 AM)Rosarium Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 08:44 AM)Iolanthe Wrote: A lot of people aren't anywhere near as intelligent as they think they are.

Related to the Dunning–Kruger effect.

I looked this up and suddenly life makes sense.

That is why I think it is important to keep trying to learn more things when interacting with others. Otherwise, one becomes unaware of what one does not know.
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#54
(05-30-2011, 10:38 AM)Rosarium Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 09:27 AM)Iolanthe Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 09:01 AM)Rosarium Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 08:44 AM)Iolanthe Wrote: A lot of people aren't anywhere near as intelligent as they think they are.

Related to the Dunning–Kruger effect.

I looked this up and suddenly life makes sense.

That is why I think it is important to keep trying to learn more things when interacting with others. Otherwise, one becomes unaware of what one does not know.

Simply enjoying other people's company is nice too.
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#55
"Common sense is not so common." - Voltaire (or attributed to him, at any rate)
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#56
(05-30-2011, 10:44 AM)Melita Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 10:38 AM)Rosarium Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 09:27 AM)Iolanthe Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 09:01 AM)Rosarium Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 08:44 AM)Iolanthe Wrote: A lot of people aren't anywhere near as intelligent as they think they are.

Related to the Dunning–Kruger effect.

I looked this up and suddenly life makes sense.

That is why I think it is important to keep trying to learn more things when interacting with others. Otherwise, one becomes unaware of what one does not know.

Simply enjoying other people's company is nice too.

If they have information to share, or need information I have, then I suppose one could say it is "enjoyed".
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#57
(05-30-2011, 11:40 AM)Rosarium Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 10:44 AM)Melita Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 10:38 AM)Rosarium Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 09:27 AM)Iolanthe Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 09:01 AM)Rosarium Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 08:44 AM)Iolanthe Wrote: A lot of people aren't anywhere near as intelligent as they think they are.

Related to the Dunning–Kruger effect.

I looked this up and suddenly life makes sense.

That is why I think it is important to keep trying to learn more things when interacting with others. Otherwise, one becomes unaware of what one does not know.

Simply enjoying other people's company is nice too.

If they have information to share, or need information I have, then I suppose one could say it is "enjoyed".

So true. I have difficulty with relationships that don't get past the superficial. A conversation/friendship that does not result in the edification/growth of both parties is very tiresome.
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#58
(05-30-2011, 09:36 PM)wallflower Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 11:40 AM)Rosarium Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 10:44 AM)Melita Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 10:38 AM)Rosarium Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 09:27 AM)Iolanthe Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 09:01 AM)Rosarium Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 08:44 AM)Iolanthe Wrote: A lot of people aren't anywhere near as intelligent as they think they are.

Related to the Dunning–Kruger effect.

I looked this up and suddenly life makes sense.

That is why I think it is important to keep trying to learn more things when interacting with others. Otherwise, one becomes unaware of what one does not know.

Simply enjoying other people's company is nice too.

If they have information to share, or need information I have, then I suppose one could say it is "enjoyed".

So true. I have difficulty with relationships that don't get past the superficial. A conversation/friendship that does not result in the edification/growth of both parties is very tiresome.

I don't agree, thought it depends on what is meant by "information to share". I'm not friends with people because I necessarily "need" their information, and sometimes conversation just isn't necessary - it's nice to be in another person's company and enjoy their presence, their attitude to life. Having a calculated approach towards growing in a relationship seems counter-productive and a bit odd to me.
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#59
(05-30-2011, 09:44 PM)Melita Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 09:36 PM)wallflower Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 11:40 AM)Rosarium Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 10:44 AM)Melita Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 10:38 AM)Rosarium Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 09:27 AM)Iolanthe Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 09:01 AM)Rosarium Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 08:44 AM)Iolanthe Wrote: A lot of people aren't anywhere near as intelligent as they think they are.

Related to the Dunning–Kruger effect.

I looked this up and suddenly life makes sense.

That is why I think it is important to keep trying to learn more things when interacting with others. Otherwise, one becomes unaware of what one does not know.

Simply enjoying other people's company is nice too.

If they have information to share, or need information I have, then I suppose one could say it is "enjoyed".

So true. I have difficulty with relationships that don't get past the superficial. A conversation/friendship that does not result in the edification/growth of both parties is very tiresome.

I don't agree, thought it depends on what is meant by "information to share". I'm not friends with people because I necessarily "need" their information, and sometimes conversation just isn't necessary - it's nice to be in another person's company and enjoy their presence, their attitude to life. Having a calculated approach towards growing in a relationship seems counter-productive and a bit odd to me.

Right, but if you enjoy their company and their attitude to life, it means that you are learning from them, growing as a person through your relationship with them and vice versa. You don't always have to be thinking about it, it just happens. A relationship that does nothing for either of you goes nowhere. It's not anything calculated, it's human nature.
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#60
(05-30-2011, 09:48 PM)wallflower Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 09:44 PM)Melita Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 09:36 PM)wallflower Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 11:40 AM)Rosarium Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 10:44 AM)Melita Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 10:38 AM)Rosarium Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 09:27 AM)Iolanthe Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 09:01 AM)Rosarium Wrote:
(05-30-2011, 08:44 AM)Iolanthe Wrote: A lot of people aren't anywhere near as intelligent as they think they are.

Related to the Dunning–Kruger effect.

I looked this up and suddenly life makes sense.

That is why I think it is important to keep trying to learn more things when interacting with others. Otherwise, one becomes unaware of what one does not know.

Simply enjoying other people's company is nice too.

If they have information to share, or need information I have, then I suppose one could say it is "enjoyed".

So true. I have difficulty with relationships that don't get past the superficial. A conversation/friendship that does not result in the edification/growth of both parties is very tiresome.

I don't agree, thought it depends on what is meant by "information to share". I'm not friends with people because I necessarily "need" their information, and sometimes conversation just isn't necessary - it's nice to be in another person's company and enjoy their presence, their attitude to life. Having a calculated approach towards growing in a relationship seems counter-productive and a bit odd to me.

Right, but if you enjoy their company and their attitude to life, it means that you are learning from them, growing as a person through your relationship with them and vice versa. You don't always have to be thinking about it, it just happens. A relationship that does nothing for either of you goes nowhere. It's not anything calculated, it's human nature.

Hmmm ok, that makes more sense to me. Sometimes I do reflect on the virtues of my friends, and it's good to bear those in mind.
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