Let's look at the word genius. Just a simple look can reveal it.
"Geni" "Us" - genie us please. Impress us.
"you've changed your tone and widened your view a bit on evaluating geniuses"
Tone has changed, as it always does and I didn't evaluate anyone as a genius, not even the other ego types. IQ, EQ, it roles into one.
Even a genius is part of the general population.
I never called anyone a genius in this thread - "It takes ego to consider people a genius or not." If you read it without ego as you told me not to I haven't called anyone a genius. I know I'm not.
I never told anyone if they were happy or not - "It takes ego to consider people happy or not". That's personal choice.
I never said I didnt have an ego
! "It takes ego to make a statement "!" as oppossed to a question "?".." I just dont cling to it.
IQ is mechanical, a mechanism, egoless. EQ or EI (emotional intelligence) is a mechanism. Happiness falls under EQ, so it too is egoless. All emotions are egoless until you identify yourself with one. Only when you say "I am happy" does ego enter in. Instead of "happiness is there inside me, I am watching it". The "I" is the ego. The letter stands so tall too. So many things.
I didn't name these other ego's geniuses either.
"holier-than-thou people" - not necessarily geniuses.
"intellects" - another arbitrary title subjectively given by people comparing people to themselves. one may be an intellect, but no genius.
"internal dialogue" -you can evaluate people's internal dialogue? or are you comparing what you feel based on what you suppose others might? you'd need to consult your ego in order to do that. "
Where did you get the impression I was stereotyping geniuses?
A holier-than-thou ego is just that. An intellect is just that. Just different ego's, none of which I called geniuses or even attempted to.
"Words may sometimes come across offensive...but when we read them without involving our ego, we may find some good wisdom and food for thought in self-evaluation."
Offense has been taken by so many people here. If you were not offended there would be no need to say "wasn't offended in the least..."
PLEASE, forget there is a person writing this stuff. If you forget me there will be no one to get angry at, and you may consider understanding. Everyone gets angry or annoyed at this topic because it hits close to home, it hurts many egos. It's only exposing them, and these reactions I'm hearing are proving it. Yes it is general, because geniuses too are general people, a part of the population. I'm just proposing that the ego be dropped when alone to just be, then watch bliss enter in