Some People Are Simply Intellectually Arrogant!
By Peter Ang
November 11, 2017 12:49pm CST
"No one has the monopoly of truth" this saying is true. Such being the case everyone is given the Light of Reason to use his or her mind. But there are some people who have this attitude of intellectual arrogance who look down upon their fellow human beings/fellow myLotters as below their intellectual caliber, thinking further that they know it all, that they are brighter and mentally sharp than anybody else here. I often seen and encounter such people in actual/real life: they keep on talking and talking about their "intellectual brilliancy" or their "know-it-all" attitude" but in the end lacking action to make things done. Pure words and pure thinking but no action at all! Hey, life is more than the intellect, it is more than "life of the mind". I rather read a post that truly comes from one's heart rather than being a "show-off" of one's "intellectual brilliancy", knowledge or understanding! I don't need intellectual arrogance here in myLot and if I ever read a post of that nature rest be assured that you would not get any like or comment from me...count on that. Do you think that you are "intellectually superior" than anyone else here in myLot? Why, how many degree have you done in the University? Why, have you passed any Bar Examination or Board Examination or any any other kind of Licensure Examination that you think that you are far intellectually superior than the rest of us here in myLot? But even then, don't you think that it is better to be always humble at all times? Picture credit: pinterest.nz
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A smart person knows what to say, but a wise person knows what not to say...I’m not sure if the quote is correct but yeah, intelligence is just one attribute of a person, and even if you’re a genius that doesn’t make you better than anyone...
• United States
I agree. Our Sunday School lesson books are written by a different person every three months. This time the author thinks she's impressing us by using such big words. Most of us are of average intelligence and education, but she seems to think we'll be impressed, when we really just want a lesson written with common sense. Same goes for most of us on myLot.
• Walnut Creek, California
Are yu saying that those who have fancy degrees have the right to be a bit arrogant? And challenging those who may or may not have studied a subject to "show their credentials"? Or are you saying that fancy degrees don't mean anything?
• Aurora, Missouri
Hmmm... there is also another sort of person who should be mentioned here... There are people who think they are better than others, but can't even understand their own native language. They ignore what the words said or written to them actually mean and take offense where none was given. Then they twist the meanings of those words to make others believe offense was intended.
• Dallas, Texas
Jesus was humble, so I would want to aspire to be more humble, as I know I have many imperfections. I like to share my thoughts but not so to impress others but to help share ideas and make others feel better about themselves and experience something new and enlightening. I guess I do that a bit more as I can relate to just about any type of person. We are all equal in they eyes of God I would expect.