What is more important, Intellect or Experience?

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Re: What is more important, Intellect or Experience?

Post by attofishpi » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:46 am

duszek wrote:
attofishpi wrote:
duszek wrote:Is intellect or experience more important for finding a suitable girlfriend ?
A girlfriend suitable for what? (lol)
For intellectual conversation of course, so that one has someone to talk to on a regular basis and does not get depressed and lonely and takes to drinking and ends up in a gutter.
Then intellect in this instance! :D

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Re: What is more important, Intellect or Experience?

Post by attofishpi » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:39 am

duszek wrote:
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reasonemotion wrote:What is more important, Intellect or Experience?
IMPORTANT FOR WHAT?
Mr Attofishpi

For anything.
What about for everything? The average of averages...the meaning of mean?
Both should proceed through the path of time with equal value. As one is capable of experience ones intellect should grow permitting further experience and thus furthering intellect.

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Re: What is more important, Intellect or Experience?

Post by Lacewing » Sat Mar 05, 2016 6:17 pm

[Just looking for a suitable existing thread for my post... I’m not disputing anything previously said here.]

How reliable is experience?

Often, people who insist they know ultimate truth will say that their experience has shown/proven it to them -- and somehow they seem able to completely ignore the screaming logic that points to the vast range of everyone ELSE'S experiences.

Experience is captivatingly realistic for all of us, and we use it as a basis for what we think (sometimes for much of our lives) –- yet, logically, wouldn’t experience naturally and continually be evolving if we weren’t using it as pillars to uphold a particular identity/belief?

What if ones experience is simply a garment that they are wearing for this event we call life? It adds interest for the duration of the event. It may continually shift to match the changing climate. It does not reflect an ultimate reality because there isn’t one. Rather, we’re at a party... and we’re intoxicated. We may not know why we were invited, or how we got here... and in the morning we may not remember any of it. Is that a bad thing? Or shall we live in the moment and appreciate our experience for the interest it adds for us INDIVIDUALLY, and accept that we don’t actually know any ultimate truths and don’t need to?

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Re: What is more important, Intellect or Experience?

Post by Dalek Prime » Sun Mar 06, 2016 3:07 pm

Intellect. Why? Because if I can't learn from my experience, what's the point of experiencing anything? Eg. All of us are experiencing this forum. Only some of us are gleaning something from it. That, of course, is not to say that experience is any lesser, as we'd otherwise not be learning anything, given an experience vacuum. But intellect allows us to make use of it.

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Re: What is more important, Intellect or Experience?

Post by Impenitent » Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:16 am

ever met an alcoholic or an addict?

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Re: What is more important, Intellect or Experience?

Post by Dalek Prime » Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:38 pm

Impenitent wrote:ever met an alcoholic or an addict?

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Their instinct should have kept them from their physical dependencies. But intellect advises the rest of us.

Should addiction be considered an acquired instinctual drive? And, is there such a thing as an acquired instinct?

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Re: What is more important, Intellect or Experience?

Post by Impenitent » Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:54 pm

Dalek Prime wrote:
Impenitent wrote:ever met an alcoholic or an addict?

-Imp
Their instinct should have kept them from their physical dependencies. But intellect advises the rest of us.

Should addiction be considered an acquired instinctual drive? And, is there such a thing as an acquired instinct?
one is born an addict... their instinct is flawed and their intellect justifies that flaw... intellect isn't all it's cracked up to be...

acquired through habit? perhaps... but that isn't instinctual, it is trained

alexander had a good teacher

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Re: What is more important, Intellect or Experience?

Post by Obvious Leo » Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:08 pm

Impenitent wrote: one is born an addict...
This is a gross over-simplification of a very complex pattern of behaviour. Although it seems likely that some individuals are more genetically predisposed to compulsive behaviour than others this a very long way from being the full story of addiction. There are host of other biochemical, environmental and sociological factors which come into play, all of which interact with each other.

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Re: What is more important, Intellect or Experience?

Post by Impenitent » Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:03 am

Obvious Leo wrote:
Impenitent wrote: one is born an addict...
This is a gross over-simplification of a very complex pattern of behaviour. Although it seems likely that some individuals are more genetically predisposed to compulsive behaviour than others this a very long way from being the full story of addiction. There are host of other biochemical, environmental and sociological factors which come into play, all of which interact with each other.
read your big blue book

keep it simple

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Re: What is more important, Intellect or Experience?

Post by Obvious Leo » Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:25 am

Impenitent wrote: read your big blue book
Your advice has sailed right over the top of my head. Which big blue book are you referring to?

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Re: What is more important, Intellect or Experience?

Post by Impenitent » Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:28 am

Obvious Leo wrote:
Impenitent wrote: read your big blue book
Your advice has sailed right over the top of my head. Which big blue book are you referring to?
I got my copy October 18, 1987

http://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/alcoholics-anonymous

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Re: What is more important, Intellect or Experience?

Post by Obvious Leo » Thu Mar 10, 2016 1:02 am

Impenitent wrote: I got my copy October 18, 1987
Mine must have got lost in the mail.

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Re: What is more important, Intellect or Experience?

Post by Dalek Prime » Thu Mar 10, 2016 1:03 am

Impenitent wrote:
Obvious Leo wrote:
Impenitent wrote: read your big blue book
Your advice has sailed right over the top of my head. Which big blue book are you referring to?
I got my copy October 18, 1987

http://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/alcoholics-anonymous

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AA is NOT an authoritative group. They are just a support group, and fail many.

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Re: What is more important, Intellect or Experience?

Post by Dalek Prime » Thu Mar 10, 2016 1:04 am

Obvious Leo wrote:
Impenitent wrote: I got my copy October 18, 1987
Mine must have got lost in the mail.
... back in '87 lol!

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Re: What is more important, Intellect or Experience?

Post by Hobbes' Choice » Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:37 am

reasonemotion wrote:The best philosophy of life comes from experience?

What if a person has extensive experience and learns nothing from it.

Does that mean the intellect is more important because it allows a person the ability to analyze and learn from an experience.

If a person reads extensively, does that make a person intellegent? or

is balance a necessity in all this? :?:
Which sounds better; chalk or cheese?

You gain experience and intellect through your life and both are required and unavoidable. But since they are not the same things; nor even the same type of things, they are unquantifiable for comparison.
Thus your thread is empty.

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