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... - Britgirl

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

Being able to think of the most obscure things just in your mind is a very talented skill.

I have a very dark, weird imagination. I'm really not that smart. - RockFashionista

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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 Pay Attention In School

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 Education
15 IQ

Mine's is 132 and that is my highest score- Kevinsidis

My IQ is around 120... the tests varied. Some said 120, some said up to 140. I guess that’s good, right? - Hermione_Granger220

16 Honesty
17 Maturity
18 Dignity
19 Science
20 Information
21 History
22 Trivia
23 Exercising
24 Healthy Food
25 Logic
26 Video Games
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