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Intelligence pill

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  1. ohhhh the intelligence pill :), i want one for me as well 😉 , because it’ll be very interesting go to elena’s lessons and answer everything she ask jejejeje 🙂 although i think if everyone was intelligent the life would be too boring and there wouldn’t be competence between the people.

    see ya

    redhead

    April 29, 2008 at 3:36 pm

  2. Hi Ginger,
    Being able to speak a language = intelligence? Maybe or maybe not…

    So I assume you prefer stupid people around you…huh? I think it’s the other way round: if everybody were intelligent life could be very exciting because you would be competing against/with other people’s intelligences…where’s the fulfilment in being smarter and doing things better than inepts?…

    Tell me…

    tutorelena

    May 3, 2008 at 6:41 pm

  3. Hi eleonidas,

    Well, your last comment is pretty interesting.But first of all the first point of your comment: Being able to speak a language = intelligence? , well i guess it depends on what you think is the intelligence, for me the intelligence is a composition of diferents skills (memory, be able to solve problems, mental agility, the ability to reflect about things and so on), then “be able to speak a second language(or other language)” for me it’s a combination of memory and mental agility but everyone has an opinion about that.

    And the second point , the most interesting for me it’s if the life would be interesting or not if everybody was intelligent. It’s quite interesting your question about the fulfilment in being smarter, maybe it’s true( i’m not going to lie) i feel proud on me when i may explain to somebody for example “how to program in java” or even “how to speak in english”(maybe it happens the same to you ;)) and that feeling with that pill it would be remove it. But there are more things with this pill there wouldn’t be mistakes and without mistakes we would be like machines or robots because the mistake is the essence of the humans. And what about the challenge or effort to learn something new. Although i think you were talking about intelligent person and i was talking about perfect person (it’s what i understood) and it’s pretty different. And intelligent person may make mistakes , a perfect person not.

    Sorry for commenting so much 😉

    take care

    redhead

    May 3, 2008 at 11:57 pm

  4. Well, yes, it depends on what speaking a language is…because some footballers who can’t figure out what 2 + 2 is can speak the language of the country they’re living in…But yes, it requires some sort of intellectual work…but it’s a tricky issue. So, but yes, but no, but yes, but no.

    I like your point and I agree with you, making mistakes is just a way of learning…now I think I understand what you meant. Intelligence doesn’t make perfection, though…

    Don’t apologize for commenting ‘that much’…there’s no ‘much’, no ‘limit’ here.

    🙂

    tutorelena

    May 6, 2008 at 3:31 pm


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