Top 10 Things That Make People Smart

The Top Ten
1 Imagination


Hard to choose between this and personal experience. If you don't have an imagination, things like, writing and inventing would never take off in the first place. And with personal experience - you have to make mistakes in order to learn. A smart person learns not to repeat those mistakes...

My imagination is crazy, mostly full of my OCs which include humans, dragons, etc. I base them off real issues I have for example I hate the dark web so I created an OC who is a good hacker and his job is to stop the pedophiles and illegal things on the dark web. Shame that my OCs aren't in reality, but in my imagination they are real, breathe and have emotions.

Imagination is one of the best things ever

Imagination really does make people quite intelligent. If you have a creative imagination, you’re likely to be more intelligent than most people. Reading is important, too, because it helps with your imagination.

It's actually a philosophical quote from Albert Einstein that imagination is more superior than knowledge and it's true

2 Reading Books
3 Meditation

Meditation is key, in my opinion. If you argue, I don't care. I’ll prove that we Buddhists are good. It is used to calm the mind down and to comfortably melt all bad thoughts away from our minds, and to enhance the good ones. A few months ago, I was really depressed because I was brainwashed by this so-called Magic Club, which is sort of a religion of five young girls. I can't believe I listened. Then I discovered meditation from my grandparents. My life is a whole lot better. Now I think there is a bit of heaven/nirvana in everything. Peace is the way. As a Buddhist and a hippie, that was my opinion. What’s your opinion? I’d like to know.

4 Personal Experience
5 Learning From Others

You will learn more. - Jake09

6 Philosophy

I think philosophically about a lot of things, but "smart" doesn't fit my personal description. - RockFashionista

7 Exploration
8 Analysis
9 Focus

Haha yeah, one thing I'll never have. - RockFashionista

10 Research

Without research, our greatest minds would be in a rut they can't jump from. - PositronWildhawk

The Contenders
11 Formal Education

I have ADHD, which makes it nearly impossible for me to pay attention to anything, especially in school. About 2/3 of everything I know I taught myself. I do not ever allow my ADHD to baracade, postpone, or cease being successful. I would not classify myself as a "genius" by any means, but intelligence is definitely my favorite quality about myself. - RockFashionista

12 Proper Grammar

No one has this anymore. I try to encourage people to use good grammar, they never listen! And when I try to help people by correcting their grammar, they get mad at me and call me stupid! Seriously?

Proper English is very important. I, too, encourage people to actually use it, but, of course, they don’t. Proper English shows that you CAN actually speak the correct way. Apparently, most people can’t. - Hermione_Granger220

13 Knowledge

Duh... - Hermione_Granger220

14 Engineering
15 Mathematics
16 Honesty
17 Maturity
18 Dignity
19 Science
20 History
21 Trivia
22 Exercising
23 Healthy Food
24 Logic
25 Video Games
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