Monday, 3 March 2014

I'm...Something

This is one of those posts when I have no idea how it'll go. I have a bit of an idea, but no idea on how to actually do anything with it. Ideas are sort of the point of the post though. See, I'm pretty smart. I'm able to see and understand things pretty quickly. When I really give them a try anyway. I'm the kind of person who, for a lot of things, doesn't really need to read the manual. I can put a video game console together without reading what goes into where. I pick up controllers and things without even trying. I'm touch typing this as I write. That sentence sounded kinda redundant. This ventures out of video games and things though. I'll think about things logically and just grasp things. I understood dieting pretty quickly and I've reached a point where I think to myself "This is so easy, I don't get why some people can't do it." When I write, it just comes to me. It reminds me of something I read; "I can explain it for you, but I can't understand it for you."

Of course there's a lot of things I don't get though. There are times I see "life hack" pictures. You know the type; the things that encourage you to use things for stuff other than their intended purpose. Anyway, I look at those and I realise I would never have thought to do that. I imagine that the people who thought of that look at me the same way I look at the rest of the world, and just wonder how I didn't get it.

The point I'm trying to make? It's actually a little unrelated. See, rather than think that I'm smart, and I'm grasping concepts or getting things, I think that everyone who doesn't get it is an exceptional kind of dumb. I just won't give myself enough credit, and I really should. I'm hardly outstanding or anything, but I'm pretty good at the stuff I can do. I can put things together, and see them in the way that I do. There are other people who can't. Everyone has something they're good at, and are masters of their own field. I guess I'm saying I need to give myself more credit, and other people.

Albert put it better than I ever could.

13 comments:

  1. "See, I'm pretty smart." - Mark, 2014
    But hey, everyone has their own area of expertise. I don't get how people don't get basic computer interaction, ie you don't need to double-click everything all the time. When everyone comes together and shares little tidbits of "obvious" information, that's when we get truly rich.

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  2. Yes you do need to give yourself more credit. Nobody knows everything about everything. As Smart as Einstein was, I'm sure there were things he couldn't do! Did the fact that he couldn't play the piano make him any less smart?

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  3. true..we all have our quirks and pecualiarities...but also those things we are good at...we all have worth

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    1. dude, 19 pounds lost? really....nice..

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  4. In all fairness, some of those lifehacks can be pretty stupid. Like, the idea itself is smart, but the functionality or the practicality is stupid. "Take this Mountain Dew bottle and cut the bottom into strands to turn it into a broom!"

    Or, you know, maybe I can just buy a broom for a dollar. One that won't look like complete garbage. That just me?

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  5. I think many of us do not give ourselves enough credit.

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  6. "rather than think that I'm smart... I think that everyone who doesn't get it is an exceptional kind of dumb."

    I used to think this as well. I don't know why or when, but at some point I stopped doing it. I never had an epiphany moment like this when I decided to give myself more credit or anything though.

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  7. I know the feeling. I'll start a post or a comment with an idea. After I write for a little while, it ends up nothing like I had originally intended. I'm thinking this is pretty much how my life has turned out. No way I thought I'd end up like I am. And then the gorillas wind up at the salad bar. See? I did it again!!!

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  8. If you're so smart, riddle me this:

    Who wears short shorts?

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    1. And now that commercial is stuck in my head. Thanks, Addman.

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  9. I wish I had your talent, Mark. I pick up my Xbox remote and instantly my mind goes blank. How do I shoot?? How do I drive?? AAAHH

    Elsie
    AJ's wHooligan in the A-Z Challenge
    co-host IWSG

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  10. You're like Sylar from Heroes (if you've never seen it, Sylar's superpower is that he's able to understand how things work at first glance).

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  11. I am sure I am good at something. However, it must be something that doesn't help make you any money, increase your social standing in society, help you make any friends, impress the ladies etc. and so forth.

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