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    Pseudo-intellectuals are there to make people feel stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Risen View Post
    Disagreements go on forever when both parties are arguing out of a state of ignorance, for it is only knowledge of truth that can bring peace guidance to the lost and sight to the blind. People can disagree for eternity when neither party can see the true nature of what it is they disagree on. One faulty argument can never kill another, only the irrefutable truth can can bring death to the pestilent, fallacious mutterings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dieselephant View Post
    Look at all of the pseudo-intellectuals hovering over this thread in the "Currently Active Users" bar.
    The thread has just been open on a tab for the past hour while I've been doing my homework :P Can't speak for the others though...
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    I don't even know how to pronounce Pseudo.

    And, Circle, ahem. Isn't it better for a fifteen year old to be on here, thinking about life and being quite clever, than to be out on the streets drinking, getting high and having no future?
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    I usually roll my eyes and head for the hills when I see people debating "intellectual" topics such as the color of lint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    I usually roll my eyes and head for the hills when I see people debating "intellectual" topics such as the color of lint.
    Did you know that if you wear a pink T shirt and run around in a circle for 30 minutes, you can accumulate pink lint in your belly-button? How cool is that?!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystic Tater View Post
    Did you know that if you wear a pink T shirt and run around in a circle for 30 minutes, you can accumulate pink lint in your belly-button? How cool is that?!

    Can you create a mathematical equation out of that, and then bitch about how high your IQ is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    Can you create a mathematical equation out of that, and then bitch about how high your IQ is?
    Honestly, no. I suppose that means that I am a pseudo-pseudo-intellectual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    I usually roll my eyes and head for the hills when I see people debating "intellectual" topics such as the color of lint.
    We've been over this. It's obviously purple.
    If you could be anything you want, I bet you'd be disappointed--am I right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystic Tater View Post
    You're seeking identification through intelligence.
    This reminds me of someone I know who has always suffered from very low self-confidence. He believes he's not really liked or likeable to other people, and so clings very strongly to the idea that he's more intelligent than most people (which, in terms of raw IQ, he is) as a basis for what self-esteem he has.

    He told me that a psychiatrist once put it to him that the reason he sneered and scoffed at "non-intellectuals" having serious discussions was because he liked to feel like he, and others like him, were alone entitled/qualified to do that. He had to believe that there was *something* he "could" do that others couldn't or shouldn't, and defend that territory, to compensate for all the things he believed he couldn't do that others could - mostly, socialising and making friends. Facing the idea that all kinds of people can and do have interesting discussions would mean that there was nothing, really, that other people couldn't do that he could, and would have undermined the basis of his self-esteem: I'm more intelligent, therefore I have *proper* discussions, whilst other people just talk about mundane, uninteresting nonsense.

    He realised with horror that he was an elitist, and that his elitism stemmed from self-loathing!
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