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Are Smart and Educated People More Arrogant?

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In my personal experience, I find that those who are smart and educated to be more arrogant than others. If you've ever tried to have a civil discussion with someone who is "educated" or book-smart, you will know what I mean.

I wouldn't say I'm "smart" or that I know a lot. Then again, I only have a high-school diploma. One day, I want to go to college, but that's likely to be in the distant future. I hope that once I have received my degree, I won't lose my sense of humilty. I think it's fair to say that most people are generally smart. Some are more street-smarts than book-smarts and vice versa. I think in general there is a lot people don't know and will likely never know. I think a lot of people think they know something they don't really understand (myself included). 

I think if most people were truly on the level of smarts they only think they are, they would be mind-blown!

Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 19, 2014 at 9:00 AM
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Nutball3
by Bronze Member on Mar. 19, 2014 at 9:28 AM
Smart people aren't mean. People trying to prove their intelligence are.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 11 on Mar. 19, 2014 at 9:29 AM

It's just really difficult, as an educated/intelligent person, to have a conversation with someone who is challanged in those areas. I'm not going to lie. I'm being honest. However, I choose not to be arrogant. Anyone can be arrogant - it does not matter if they are smart or stupid. 

KyliesMom5
by Platinum Member on Mar. 19, 2014 at 9:29 AM
I have several cousins that are extremely smart. They are actually geniuses. Two of them are scientists (father and son) at nasa. One of them actually received the nobel prize. Those two are anything but arrogant. Another cousin came across that way as a child but the truth was he just expected everyone to have the same knowledge as he did. But the last thing he really is is arrogant. So i don't believe everyone is like that.
3JuJu3
by Platinum Member on Mar. 19, 2014 at 9:30 AM

I think everyone should realize that there's always someone smarter and more educated than they are out there so there's no point in feeling superior based on that. The true can be said about wealth or beauty. 

At the same time, if someone is having a discussion or a debate with someone who is more educated than they are, they can come off as arrogant, especially online.  You can't always determine tone online like you can in person, and if they are writing with more advanced vocabulary it might appear arrogant.  Does that make any sense?

Anonymous
by Anonymous 12 on Mar. 19, 2014 at 9:30 AM
That would most of CM :)

Quoting Charlie557:

I find those who have a degree in Google to be the most arrogant of all.

3JuJu3
by Platinum Member on Mar. 19, 2014 at 9:31 AM
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 I minored in Google, with an emphasis in Wikipedia! 

Quoting Charlie557:

I find those who have a degree in Google to be the most arrogant of all.

 

moms_a_nurse
by Bronze Member on Mar. 19, 2014 at 9:31 AM
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There are many different types of intelligences. Educated does not equal intelligence, & intelligence does not equal education. Intelligence is truly something you are born with; it's in your genes. Education is a tool that we have access to, if we are lucky. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 19, 2014 at 9:31 AM


Quoting Anonymous:

 

Quoting Anonymous:


Quoting Anonymous:

Honestly, it sounds like your own insecurities getting in your way. If you're having a discussion with someone about something they know a lot about, they're going to talk to you like they have the information to back up their opinions, or whatever it is, because they know what they're talking about.  

Do some research and educate yourself. There are plenty of resources on line about EVERY topic imaginable.

I'm not arguing with anyone about anything right now. I've known some folks who seem to think they have an answer to everything just because of their degree. 

 I'm not agruing with you. I'm just saying. I know plenty of arrogant people who don't have a degree and then throw that in my face and tell me I think I know everything because I do have a degree once they realize that I do know what I'm talking about....it's a two way street. And again, just because you are not in school or don't have a degree doesn't mean you can't do your own research. 

Well said. I've also known a few arrogant people without any real eduction and even some with basic eduction. In all honesty, I'm not the brightest crayon in the box, but even I know when to avoid arguments that go over my head. 

Devious333
by Ruby Member on Mar. 19, 2014 at 9:32 AM
Yeah that's true. I try not to come across as an asshole when I try to explain something to someone. I'm sure I have but it's not intentional.

Quoting Anonymous:

It's just really difficult, as an educated/intelligent person, to have a conversation with someone who is challanged in those areas. I'm not going to lie. I'm being honest. However, I choose not to be arrogant. Anyone can be arrogant - it does not matter if they are smart or stupid. 

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Anonymous
by Anonymous 13 on Mar. 19, 2014 at 9:32 AM
yeah same here .

Quoting Anonymous:

Quoting Anonymous: I think they just get frustrated with dumb people. I'm of average intelligence and dumb people annoy me...I can't imagine how grating it would be if I were a genius.

Ditto! Stupid people really grate on my nerves!

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