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Intellect is beautiful
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(05-25-2014 05:29 PM)Vatman Wrote:  I didn't look at your pictures, but I've read a good number of your posts. You're gorgeous.

Let's be honest, how many of you have hoped that the person you are fond of has a decent amount of intelligence? I think pretty much everyone has hoped that the person they like is just really smart, that they just have a knowledge of all these things that we talk about on here.

I think this needs to be pointed out: intelligence is beautiful, and attractive. I mean, there's the cliche media stereotype of the nerd that talks about history and science never gets the girls, but you really have to look past high school, the real world. I mean, how many people do you think are out there looking for someone that has a decent amount of wisdom, their fair share of important life lessons, including learning from mistakes and shame, and being able to interpret what has happened in their life in a positive way? Being able to have an accurate grasp and understanding of the world that we live in? I think there are a lot of people out there who look for those traits in a person.

One way that intellectual attractiveness has a big advantage over physical attractiveness is that it's less static. You are born with your physical features from day one and you can't really do much to change them, unless you want plastic surgery, which I'm sure many here can't afford. Then there are all these things like weight loss, etc. However, with intellectual attractiveness, it can be a simple as from opening a history to as more complex as taking on new life challenges that you never thought of (taking the path usually not taken), and being able to critically analyze (perhaps re-analyze) life events and such. Intellectual attractiveness is more universal, as well, whereas physical attractiveness can be much more subjective.

I think that is all. Intellect is beautiful, and don't listen to people who say, "just be a teenager". Alas, I believe that during teen years it is the most important to develop one's intellect. If being a teen means preparing for the "real world" ahead of them, I think building your intellect is a huge and critical ability.

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Conversely, many assume (and assert) that their intellect is stellar when, in fact, it is not - this is a major turn-off. There are multiple intelligences; just as it is unlikely not to possess any intelligence in any intelligence at all, it is even more unlikely to be a genius in every regard.

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RE: Intellect is beautiful

(05-26-2014 01:28 PM)DoA Wrote:  Conversely, many assume (and assert) that their intellect is stellar when, in fact, it is not - this is a major turn-off. There are multiple intelligences; just as it is unlikely not to possess any intelligence in any intelligence at all, it is even more unlikely to be a genius in every regard.

Indeed, there is victory and beauty in wisdom; that's why I'm not content with the little I have, and yearn to find more. Knowledge, too.

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RE: Intellect is beautiful

I was surprised to see you made this into a thread all its own. Though I must admit dear Hans, I didn't really mean your intellect. Not that it isn't considerable! I just simply refereed to the empathy in your posts, the yearning for reason and the emotional depth of a man trying to find his way. To me, nothing is more beautiful than passion.

But while we are on the subject of intellect as a means of attraction. I don't know? I want to say that intellectual attraction is what is good, and right, and true. I can't though, because it's as fleeting as physical attraction in a way. I've met men and women in my life that far far exceeded me in this respect, they oozed facts and figures. Their words beautiful and accurate, built by concepts full and flushed through. There is something compelling about someone who knows things, yet it's not entirely enough. Attraction is a purely emotional thing, and while emotions may be informed by how you feel when they recite an obscure quote or solve natures puzzle; it is not all consuming. I think people fall in love with the way their partner says things, not what it is they say? It's just a thought.

To your original point though Hans, as intellect being less static than that of a physical attraction. I disagree! The problem with intellect is that it is incomplete, and while it may be vast and unbecoming, it is codependent and with it's weight it always fray's towards the edges. I mean to say that, because a persons intellect is encompassing, its also incomplete, and in some ways must also be incorrect. It's easy to fall out of love with someone when you discover he thinks people have aura's.

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Naw, I don't want to date someone with the broadly the same temperament as me because I'm not a narcissist. :3

(I'm totally a narcissist.)

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Agreed. Also, empathy, and trust, and a willingness to understand... all beautiful things. I actually try to ignore people's looks as much as possible. It's hard, though, because my monkey brain is wired to do precisely that... damn side effects of being human.

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