Actually becoming smarter? That's another newsletter. Also, 7 other things worth knowing today.
Ha! Schrödinger's iPhone 😀
I would add a 10th item to the seeming intelligent article; Let it be known you read Understandably 5 days/ week.
Re: How to look smarter #9 ... Thank you for the translation for the last sentence; I was about to have to pull out my dictionary :-).
(I’d put a small figurative asterisk on this one, since American and British cultures have different attitudes toward names to begin with.) Please elaborate on this
While on this subject, I will go out on a limb and wonder how a nose ring would effect a Human Resources person during interviews. My only experience from early days on the farm was with nose rings in cattle and pigs. Yes, I’ve been in HR. First impressions are Important. If all other is exemplary, I would find out if he/ she would be amenable to working without it. Tattoos and studs are another situation.
Fuck number 6. I would argue letting a few letters of the alphabet strung together in a way you find displeasing cloud your assessment of someone's intelligence to only be indicative of your own.
Sort of like people who clutch their pearls at the sight of tattoos.
Truly had a good chuckle when I read point #9 and the interpretation…
Bill, these nine suggestions for how to look smarter are great. But as I see it, only smart people will follow them or they already incorporate them in their behavior.
As someone with Asperger’s (or level 1 autism),I can say I violate the majority of the Rules of Appearing smart. But since I am regarded by most as smart, this has not been much of an impediment in appearing smart.
No 6. 'Result: 54 percent said they thought swearing made people seem less intelligent."
Hm. Yes and no. I would rather say less educated. Swearing is usualy a sign of low vocabulary or impossibility to articulate thoughts or feelings. We all know that intelligence and knowledge is not the same thing. :)
What could made them look less (socially) intelligent when it comes about swearing on the work place is to not know when and where to use 'forbidden' words. After all, swearing can be liberating but also a fine/witty/tactical form of intelligent expression when used right.
Good thing these only make you look less intelligent, not actually become less intelligent. Waiting on that newsletter on becoming smarter. For now, I'll just stick to reading...😃
Smart people know when to stay silent and use their words wisely. That cannot be said of all here, some of whom want desperately to have the last word. The last word is not particularly important to truly smart people.
The Bonhomme Richard. Having had a bit of military background, am wondering if the Seaman Recruit held that rank during this incident … or was he demoted when he was arrested and placed in the brig? Either way, after 2 years, wouldn’t he have a higher rating after all this?
maybe it's true, but it's crap. Anyone who bases their judgments on such superficial things is obviously not worth caring about.