Top 10 Things That Make People Smart

The Top Ten Things That Make People Smart

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

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 Newcomers

? Mathematics
? Engineering

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

When you're reading or watching something repeat it every 4 times

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