I Am An Intellectual

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    Academic Papers

    Recently I have started studying the problem of substance in Locke. It is only somewhat interesting to me as a topic, but I have discovered that I really enjoy the secondary literature on the the topic. I really enjoy the feeling of a close interaction with some very...
    citoyenvert citoyenvert
    31-35, M
    1 Response Aug 28, 2012

    I Think Im Smart

    Ever since I was a little kid Ive seen holes in generally accepted urban myths through simple logic, like the absurd idea wayy too many people have that family share the same germs, why is it the at six years old I was able to see the falasy (not sure if i spelled that right) in...
    hypnomagica hypnomagica
    18-21, M
    Jun 27, 2008

    I don't feel as intellectual

    as before, I can't even correctly phrase this sentence, jeez....I need to read....explore....imagine....creat....destroy.
    ItIsMe69 ItIsMe69
    22-25, M
    Aug 13, 2014

    Rape Confessions?

    I read a fuzzy confession earlier that I thought addressed rape as only the fault of the victim because she consented at first without regards to screaming out "No!" I noticed that alot of the elements of rape were left out as well and I had to share an important...
    Doublejeopardy Doublejeopardy
    31-35, F
    8 Responses Dec 4, 2009

    Sometimes Its Not A Good Thing?

    When i first joined this group, i thought that i might have been a little bigheaded for joining. But then i realised that being an intellectual can't be that bad, i mean an intellectual means that you have triumph over the rational side of the human mind does it not? Either way...
    loudsilence loudsilence
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Jul 25, 2010

    Who would be daft enough to declare themselves

    as such? I suppose the obvious response to "I am an intellectual' is......."I am Adrian Mole "
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    1 Response Nov 15, 2014

    Misguidance

    When I first got in EP I thought that it was good for people to talk out their problems openly and I thought about how some people here help others with liable feedback and that alot of things that are said on here are no different then what you would hear from a professional...
    DrNO DrNO
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Jan 7, 2010

    Aphotic Ingenuity

          I am a highly skilled intellectual who's creativity exists on the level of Edgar Allen Poe's work. I can clearly describe in full depth, the darkest hours of our existance based on the fact that I have been a pawn of them...
    Doublejeopardy Doublejeopardy
    31-35, F
    31 Responses Oct 13, 2009

    From intellectual to intellectuals,

    I was wondering if anyone could share their music with me. I enjoy a variety and if anyone else would like, I could share my music as well.
    MentalTravelor MentalTravelor
    18-21, F
    Nov 14, 2014

    Danger!

    This man told me recently that he does things and then later wonders why he did them. The things that this man does is usually cruel and he does it lacking sympathy and empathy. I started putting thought into it today as to exactly why he does these things and I came up with the...
    Doublejeopardy Doublejeopardy
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Jul 22, 2010

    Hey! I really want to make an intellectual

    friend to talk to and discuss :) Do you want you too? =)
    sailorTiredBoy sailorTiredBoy
    18-21, M
    Jul 10, 2015

    --

    It's horrible to see how many ignorant people there are in the world- mainly people at schools. To a gay agnostic, to hear so many people be homophobic by saying it's bad to be gay because the Bible says it is just plain RIDICULOUS. As Aristotle once said- "There is only one good...
    SPMSres SPMSres
    16-17, M
    Sep 18, 2013

    The concept of being

    and intellectual is a subjectbroadly explained, understanding the meaningof being and intellectual will depend on your ownability to reason on an intellectual level.Understanding the meaning of philosophy, the importance for the love of wisdom.I have never been one to...
    Jay04Sch Jay04Sch
    41-45, F
    Feb 27, 2014

    Although..

    Although, I do think that the term 'intellectual' has become a bit watery and stereotypical. Intellectualism has become something that it really isn't due to the word being tossed around. It is now portrayed by the masses as being somewhat synonymous with 'snobbishness...
    ainje ainje
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 15, 2007

    I wish I wasn't. Then I could be ignorant

    and not notice I'm being ignorant.
    ubahn1000 ubahn1000
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Nov 7, 2015

    Archetype

    I have had the same reacurring dream since I was a child. In this dream I see a man in the distance sitting on the ground with his legs crossed in front of him. There are pottery containers in a circle around him. It looks like 8 or so,  I am not sure. They...
    DrNO DrNO
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Mar 2, 2010

    How Do I Think?

    I content that an intellectual needs not only information but knowledge on how to think/process that knowledge. Have you ever asked yourself: What do I know about how I think? How does my mind process information? Is my thinking vague, muddled, inconsistent, inaccurate...
    Jones47 Jones47
    61-65, M
    Aug 26, 2012

    When I was 16 years old I remember arriving in

    a place in my life where there was almost countless things I wanted to express to my family. I grew up with three other family members who still to this day we are incredibly close as men but even though they all had their own strengths I had a very different one as a young man...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed
    31-35, M
    Nov 2, 2014

    The Innovator

    This is something I found on the site, youniverse.com, which my friend, Tazzy invited me to, this is the site's opinion on how my mind may work, and since I agree, I'll put the info here for you to check out. I like to break the mold and am always looking for a challenge. With...
    Dimples87 Dimples87
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Sep 3, 2008

    Apologetics Anyone?

    Since there are so many questions raised and issues discussed concerning people’s basic assumptions about life, about their philosophy, about their religious beliefs, indeed, about their very approach to reality and the way their society goes about organizing things, it...
    RonPrice RonPrice
    70+, M
    3 Responses Dec 1, 2009

    This should be of interest to some.

    http://www.bestdegreeprograms.org/degrees/top-10-degrees-for-intellectuals
    wombat456 wombat456
    41-45, M
    1 Response Dec 10, 2014

    Sometimes I'll get a reply to a post,

    which I reply back with what starts out as a long comment, then ends up being too long to post as a comment, so I decide to post it as an experience, and allow it to be as long as it turns out to be. When I do that, I'm essentially typing up a stream-of-consciousness, where I...
    InternationalSpaceStation InternationalSpaceStation
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Oct 11, 2014

    In Theory!

    This is a question that just popped into my head early this morning and I had to write it down here while I still had clarity on it. Keep in mind as you read this that TIME DOES NOT EXIST. Man made time and my question takes a deeper depth without the element of time. Part 1...
    Doublejeopardy Doublejeopardy
    31-35, F
    11 Responses Jul 23, 2010

    Pre Incident Indicators.

    I am on top of my game in the area of pre incident indicators. I can predict with sharp clarity what someone is going to do before they do it 90% of the time IF I have enough indicators to work with. I plan to focus my future career in Psychoanalysis around this. That's also...
    Doublejeopardy Doublejeopardy
    31-35, F
    7 Responses Jul 15, 2010

    Fake People?

    I have heard several people on here with fake profiles complaining about how they hate fake people. What? I am confused.  When does one cross the line to become fake is my questions? Giving the variables that all people inherit their own personalities and...
    Doublejeopardy Doublejeopardy
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Nov 8, 2009

    Intellectual Defined

    I don't need to share someone's opinions to respect him. I was once entirely about eliminating disagreement with my opinions and philosophies; any who did not have identical views were lost, and I had to save them. I've matured incredibly much since then, and now I have a much...
    HeWhoWearsNoPants HeWhoWearsNoPants
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 2, 2010

    “The usual duty of the “intellectual” is

    to argue for complexity and to insist that phenomena in the world of ideas should not be sloganized or reduced to easily repeated formulae.” ― Christopher Hitchens
    shannonymous shannonymous
    18-21, F
    Mar 15, 2015

    What Is An Intellectual?

    "An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself" - Albert Camus
    sirorpheo sirorpheo
    31-35, M
    May 2, 2013

    What Do You Really Know?

    We are all products of what the people on TV tell us, what we read in books and the newspaper, what we learned in school and what other family members tell us and God forbid, what the politicians tell us. We need a true source of knowledge that is untainted. I think only God...
    JoeBone JoeBone
    66-70, M
    3 Responses Jun 16, 2011

    Leap Of Faith

    The practical decision-making process people use, help us understand human behavior.Most people use Priori Reasoning or Empirical Reasoning.Priori Reasoning starts from accepted first principles or facts requiring no proof or foundation, being a self-evident assumption to the...
    Jones47 Jones47
    61-65, M
    Dec 3, 2013

    I think deep. Everyone else around me is

    worried about dumb shxt. That's why I don't bother talking to them. 💅
    ThePrettyOnee ThePrettyOnee
    18-21, F
    Sep 5, 2015

    I am an intellectual no matter what others may

    say and no matter how I word my sentences and no matter the vocabulary and grammar I use. In fact I just may be a different kind of intellectual, either because of my choice of study or what I have learned from my studies. ( I figured everything I know out by myself, I did not...
    MentalTravelor MentalTravelor
    18-21, F
    Nov 15, 2014
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