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Old 04-06-2011, 09:19 PM
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Is it possible to be too smart to believe in destiny?

Is it possible to ignore your sense of survival?

What do you think your too smart, or just can't grasp for something ever?
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:26 PM
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I honestly have no idea what half of that means

BUT, I'm going to go ahead and say the answer is "no"

Intelligence isn't directly correlated with beliefs on things like "destiny" or life philosophies and all that (generally).
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:15 PM
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I'm not sure if I get your point, but in my opinion, intelligence is worthless, because intelligence is only good in the hands of a good person. Ie: You can know a lot, but it doesn't matter if you don't have the heart to d something good. And, what most people say is intelligence in society is very skewed/vague.
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I cannot speak for others, or even most people, but my intelligence makes it so that I must question many things that others accept out of hand or are too meek to question themselves.
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Of course it is, to both
For the first, that's a given, you just need to understand that you could take a different choice at any millisecond.
For the second, just read the Darwin Awards and you will see numerous examples
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Is it possible to be too smart to believe in destiny?

Is it possible to ignore your sense of survival?

What do you think your too smart, or just can't grasp for something ever?
I don't know if intelligence has anything to do with it. I don't believe in destiny, but I don't consider myself intelligent(though, some people do. I don't know why). I think believing in destiny is a coping mechanism. Some people need to believe in destiny in order to accept their existence. This doesn't mean they're unintelligent.

Yes. If not, people wouldn't commit suicide. That's the way I see it, anyway. I, personally, don't care whether I live or die within the next instant, but I haven't brought myself to ignore my survival instincts.

I'm not sure what you mean.
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Old 04-07-2011, 02:36 AM
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I think destiny also depends on what kind you're talking about. Religious/faith destiny is one thing.

However, there is the possibility that nobody actually has free will, because the future already happened. Time is some trippy ****, and it is very possible that time binds us to a set path, and we have no free will. (which I like to think, cause it makes it easier to forgive others, and it means there is no way i can "fail.")

However, destiny is also kinda pointless, because if there is or isn't a destiny, we don't know it, so it really doesn't matter if I'm forced to take a sip of my water in 9.8 seconds. I don't know that yet.
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I suppose this was a rather open-ended question. I think of intelligence as a constant statement of mind similar to that of awareness, where you can sense problems both simple and complicated instead of your physical surroundings. (an example in a rude anecdote)

Destiny is push in a direction for someone who believes that they have a purpose, an end to their road sort-of speak. I believe I'm too intelligent to believe in destiny because I'm always flooded with too much information supplied by my awareness and experience alone. Too much information makes you confused, thus any hope in summoning an artificial moment of ignorance is next to impossible. Destiny is a push for the answer of purpose, and that is what we want when we travel on through our life.

I recently learned that a few days ago, a good friend of mine got recruited by George Lucas, himself, to work at Luca's Art's Animation department. This man has no education, proper college degree, nothing. He is very good with drawing and rudimentary CGI, that's it. Hearing this news was heartwarming, but it was also a monkey-wrench for my beliefs. The beliefs I hold to be primary foundations on how I should get a job in this world. I think to myself,"He really is lucky". after reflecting on how he obtained this successful dream-job. Thing is, you don't need an education to be somewhere in life. It's all about that opportunity. So, is destiny involved into this? Was this man supposed to end up where he is right now? Did he want this? Who knows.. I think I'm beating myself up.
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I believe I'm too intelligent to believe in destiny

I think to myself,"He really is lucky". after reflecting on how he obtained this successful dream-job. Thing is, you don't need an education to be somewhere in life. It's all about that opportunity. Did he want this? Who knows.. I think I'm beating myself up.
I don't think it makes any sense at all to say that someone can be "too intelligent to believe in destiny." This would require that everyone who is more intelligent than you to also not believe in it, which is surely false.

I think your friend is probably both very gifted and got lucky. But that's how it works. There's no need to beat yourself up, or change your life philosophy or whatnot. I don't think it's "destiny," it just happens. Someone has to win the lottery. At the end of the day hard work is going to get more people to more places than luck is (and you very often DO need an education), we just hear about the results of luck more because it's so much more astounding.
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