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Fri May 18, 2012, 12:47 AM

"When a true genius appears in the world…"

"When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him."

Jonathan Swift, Satirist
1667-1745

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Reply "When a true genius appears in the world…" (Original post)
MrScorpio May 2012 OP
Voice for Peace May 2012 #1
WillyT May 2012 #2
Manifestor_of_Light May 2012 #3
protect our future May 2012 #4
raouldukelives May 2012 #6
RobertEarl May 2012 #7
protect our future May 2012 #10
protect our future May 2012 #11
undergroundpanther May 2012 #9
protect our future May 2012 #12
pinboy3niner May 2012 #5
Scurrilous May 2012 #8

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2012, 12:56 AM

1. aha.. so that's where that book title came from

 

it's a very good quote. I can think of somebody the dunces are in confederacy against.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2012, 12:59 AM

2. You Rang ???

 






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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2012, 02:18 AM

3. So that's why I have had so many awful horrible bosses!!!

 

Because I'm overqualified and awesome, I suppose!!!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2012, 02:27 AM

4. It must be extremely difficult for any true genius to be "well adjusted."

How isolated a genius must feel...understanding things that others do not...unable to communicate with peers of lesser intelligence, which would be most everyone else...called crazy because others don't understand what he or she is talking about...called stupid because he or she is different...and much more.

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Response to protect our future (Reply #4)

Fri May 18, 2012, 03:20 AM

6. I read something by Poe once where he said that

all the great minds of history were probably relegated to the fate you mention. And that as much as we praise and admire the works of the great minds of this world we would do better to search out the works of those who were not well known and who perhaps suffered needlessly at the hands of ignorance. Or something along those lines. Always kinda stuck with me.

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Response to raouldukelives (Reply #6)

Fri May 18, 2012, 10:23 AM

7. That's what is great about DU/internet forums

 

We all have great thoughts and this media makes it possible to discuss those thoughts and ideas. Poe would've loved this, eh?

"....search out the works of those who were not well known ...."

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Response to RobertEarl (Reply #7)

Sat May 19, 2012, 12:34 PM

10. One thing I love about DU:

A whole lot of geniuses find their way here, and life becomes good again.

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Response to raouldukelives (Reply #6)

Sat May 19, 2012, 12:45 PM

11. Yeah. And, sadly, I'm sure there are

a lot of people at genius level who don't know it and wouldn't believe it if you told them.

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Response to protect our future (Reply #4)

Fri May 18, 2012, 10:07 PM

9. Been there

I once considered jamming a pencil in my nose in middle school.Everyone there wanted to talk about tv shows and how cute so and so was.I felt so far from them and I was bullied bad,but sometimes it is a curse to be over intelligent.It sucks when no one understands.

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Response to undergroundpanther (Reply #9)

Sat May 19, 2012, 12:49 PM

12. panther, please read response #10!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2012, 02:54 AM

5. So that's why all those dunces are in confederacy against me

I coulda been a Mensa contender!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2012, 11:35 AM

8. Heh.

K & R

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