Don't Hate Me Cause I'm Smart....lol

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  1. Matt22:37-39

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    WOW, ANOTHER PATTERN I AM SEEING, GUESS IT IS JUST MEANT TO BE. It is an inevitable pattern because of many factors I will mention later. It is one of ….”It seems everyone likes me a lot, till they realize I actually have a brain and know how to use it”…lol….And only those who are at the same level or stronger can survive me. Like-Mindedness does count for much. Not like it is me having a problem with them, but them with me, so to me it is THEIR PROBLEM, wouldn’t you think? You’ll see why in a minute…. I’m sure I have quirks or whatever that also turns people off, we all do, not everyone is for everyone and we shouldn’t even strive to be. We’ll one of my strongest attribute is also my weakest…like I posted before; “My brain is both my greatest asset and also my worse curse….I THINK I THINKETH TOO MUCH”…. Every positive has a negative and here is why.

    For one people like me are rare (I know I looked it up and I am in the 1%...not bragging it just is) and there are good reasons why, and it isn’t our fault, but it is TO THE ONE who to some extent didn’t do all they could do or be all they can be. Sad thing is we are on a downward trend in most ways to leading to more ILLITERACY, lack of MORALS, ETHICS, RESPECT, TRUTH and just trying be better…Compare us to some other countries, go ahead learn something, google it. That is what makes me and others different. There seems to be a common thread in those I meet who get me and I get them….There is NO jealousy involved, there are NO insecurities, there are no competitions, we are not becoming POLAR OPPOSITES based on these factors. We actually enjoy each other’s company and we want to help them be better and reach their God given and inspired goals. If ONLY those who allow the differences to cause a wedge would see that, “hey, I may not be as gifted or talented in this area, so let me be thankful for the one who is and encourage them…God gave it to them for a reason.”…work on the ones He did give you and look for more ways to improve. I have also found that the one who LEARNS from such a one, can soon possess that which he so coveted in the first place…PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE…that is exactly how I am able to do the things I do…LEARN and DO!...Today’s youth and even a generation ago, has stopped TRYING, and basically want everything right now, and it’s all about entitlement, due to a CHILD RUN HOME and not a PARENT RUN one. All they’ve done with their fingers and hands is play with some kind of technology, and no more face to face conversation and any real relationship building etc. I could go on and make a whole new article on that subject alone. Anyway, I have found that those who were shielded from such devices or were limited and monitored like my boys were, are so much more interesting and knowledgeably and might have a little more wisdom to pass down than those who lived in fantasy land…that is fine for those who want to live there, but don’t complain about US WHO DON’T…personally, I feel that wasn’t God’s intention in the first place and yes the “FALL” made it all worse…It is said we only use 10% of our brain…and I’m looking around thinking it is probably less. Anyway, it is a very good thing to have people around us who are WORKING on what God intended us to work on in all areas of our life…like a good running car the more you take care of it and use it for what it was intended for, then you’re going to get the most use out of it. Well, I think through circumstances growing up, innate tendencies, be exposed to so many hands on things in my life, traveling etc. I AM WHO I AM….I purposely tried to learn from others and seek answers in all things and just life in general, etc. Why does that make me WRONG or a bad person? But it does……

    I am sorry, that I “INTIMIDATE” people, I am sad to think I would “OFFEND” anyone for that is not my intention or my heart. And if only people KNEW my heart and just know that I mean well. But things are the way they are, I am who I am….and as long as I am not sinning or purposely trying to be mean to you…IF I AM CONFRONT ME, but you better be right about it….otherwise give me grace and understanding and love the way Jesus would.

    Not sure how the bible study is going to go as only 3 got back to me…one a husband and wife who tried to be nice in their long letter, but they got many digs in all based on ASSUMPTIONS, cause they don’t really know me. I HATE WHEN PEOPLE JUDGE! Another said, they would pray for me and thanked me for sending them the info I did…I sent them all. I find the same thing to be true on forums….more attacks and negativity than anything good, like over 80%...that can be a hard pill to swallow. The one that keeps popping up which is true, yet at the same time isn’t. Is I am being arrogant…honestly, when I write or say what I do, it isn’t because I think I’m better than anyone else or smarter etc…that is YOUR perception based on assumption. All I am doing is SHARING in order to HELP others…see that is how I learned all that I have, from others, so I want to impart the same opportunity for others to learn as well. Maybe the saddest thing is most are their own worst enemy when it comes to learning and growing cause of their PRIDE (not mine) their jealousy, their insecurities and all the things I mentioned in the beginning.

    IDK, I just wish people would understand my HEART and also WHERE I CAME FROM, if one would only get outside of themselves and look at me the way God does and that is how we should see everyone…the way God does. And see that I came from an upbringing of hell (I should really be messed up but I’m am not) and abandonment, where anyone who had me didn’t really SPEAK to me, I was telling Sarah today, (we mainly were discussing “communication” not the other stuff I am about to mention) how my parents never praised us, I was beaten, we were slaves, they never had CONVERSATIONS or DISCUSSIONS with us unlike hers do. I was locked in my room for over 4 years…(I read hundreds if not thousand of books) and worse yet I didn’t even have good relationships at school, heck I didn’t even finish high school and flunked 3rd grade English. etc. etc…I could go on, but you get the point. God has done a wonderful work IN ME, and if I am not portraying that message I am sorry…I wouldn’t be WHO I AM if He didn’t create me and so on.

    Please take what I say whether in person or written and know my heart is right, even though I may not always say it right.
     
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    Yet another self-endorsing thread.

    All about you. How smart you are. How you intimidate people. How your heart is right. How people like you are rare. You've read hundreds or thousands of books. All of these are in your new OP.

    Yep, another thread all about you.

    Go figure.
     
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    Well, I've been dealing with a 100 IQ my whole life.
     
  4. Matt22:37-39

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    My message is "work with what God gave you" and we should not be jealous of those we feel have more...surely everyone has something if not more things special about them And we need to celebrate those things.
     
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    yet cant consolidate a post to 3 Paragraphs.

    Brilliant! :tongue3:
     
  6. Matt22:37-39

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    I know huh?...lol

    Whoops, I meant I can't keep it short, not that I brilliant lol.
     
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    Yes. You desire others to celebrate YOU.
     
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    I'm.....too sexy for my brain...too sexy for my brain......
     
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    I know. I have the same problem. I'm way too good looking, and people are too intimidated to realize that I'm also smart, funny and good humored. If they'd look past my astounding beauty, they'd see I'm also an amazing person.
     
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    A long letter is not an indication of arrogance or lack of intelligence. On the subject of arrogance, it is rampant on this board. (ie, those who emphasize education, those who constantly post spelling errors, those that tell everyone about their experience instead of talking about the issue at hand, those who think their opinion equals Scripture, etc) Really, for most posters, there is not a lack of intelligence, however, there is a hugh problem with lack of common sense.

    To address the post, I do not think it is ever wrong to show how God or Christ has changed your life, especially over a period of years. There is always something to learn for someone when experiences like this one are shared.
     
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    Sometimes smart people have no common sense.
     
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    Sometimes....

    ....it is a difficult task [in life] being the person that they claim they are!

    I don't hate smart people, Matt27....but I wonder why people have to brag about their skills, gifts and smarts?

    Maybe you can enlighten us as to why you felt it was necessary to port this thread? I, for one, am curious as to what motivated you to share this particular post??? :thumbs:
     
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    Well if you read what I wrote you would see why...it is pretty self explanatory...or at last those who know me and are on my FB... get it.

    BTW, Ann there are many kinds of smart, my ex was book smart, I am not. People who can ad lib real fast, are smart, I have no imagination, I'm creative, but not imaginary, meaning I can take something and make it better, but I have hard time making stuff up....there are those who have emotional intelligence are smart, there are all kinds...just don't be HATING those who have what you don't have..we need to learn to appreciate all the gifts and talents that God has given each one of us and encourage each other in those gifts, that is biblical. sad to say many (people in general) don't do that. They quickly go to the negative, especially on forums where there is ambiguity.

    Most people are quick to criticize even without facts, they assume based on feelings and assumptions. Like I said, I try and learn from everyone...I bred race horses and was successful at it...why because I STUDIED over a year before I even started and two I asked those who were successful WHY do you think you are and everyone of them had a common denominator...the MARE!

    So you all do what you want with what I wrote...I don't care it felt good writing it and it is MY TRUTH..so there.

    That is all I am saying...
     
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    The title of the thread is "Don't hate me because I'm smart"
    And then you have the audacity to write:
    To paraphrase, "I hate that people don't like me because I am smarter than them and I know it. But even though I am smarter than them, I am not arrogant."

    See where people might think you're arrogant? It's because you are openly flaunting your perceived intelligence. I am not going to judge your heart. But I will sure as anything judge your words. Your words portray you as an arrogant pseudo intellectual who believes that they are better than everyone else.

    If this is the way you talk to people, then they don't like you not because you're smart, but because you're too stupid to see you aren't. If you don't want to be perceived as arrogant, don't say and do things in an arrogant manner.

    It's pretty simple, really. A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly.
     
  16. Matt22:37-39

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    I sure hope that isn't how you TRANSLATE the bible?...taking things OUT OF CONTEXT...lol

    Give up you won't win.
     
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    Or you can read it as..... it can be found that I am normal and it is others not living up to their God given potential, which ends up making me smarted in some areas by DEFAULT.

    Like I said MOST these days and in the last few generation have NOT WORKED on themselves and their relationships, then we wonder why there is NO COMMON SENSE anymore?

    Maybe some have been chosen to be the second coming of common sense and truth. TO KNOW BETTER IS TO DO BETTER.

    It's peoples choice, not my fault they make us look good...but I'm sure I have the same opportunity as most do, since I came from NOTHING!..see that is the GOD WORK that you keep dismissing even though I always give Him credit and glory...guess you skip those parts.

    Might want to read it again without such JUDGMENTAL HATING EYES...and see it for what it really is...like those who know me and who can comprehend the word.
     
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    I think the problem is clear [at least to me]....

    ....most of us are not referring to or even thinking of reading your FB page, so maybe you could be clearer in order to help us who do not use your FB page to think that we came into the middle of a conversation!!! :smilewinkgrin:

    It appears that many of us here on the baord are not yet at your "Pay grade!" :laugh: So please be patient and gentle, while we try to catch up with you, and several others, who are also portend to be at your pay grade in God's pecking order! :BangHead:
     
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    I believe he was correct in assessing you, but it really doesn't matter if he is right or wrong. What is important is that you appear as he portrayed you. Even if it's all wrong, it's how you look.

    One piece of advice from an old man. If you're smart you don't have to tell others. They will see it as you live your life around them. A good life verse for you might be John 3:30, "He must increase, but I must decrease.
     
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    Good advice....

    ....from one old man being complimented by yet another old man :laugh:
     
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