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I also agree with the above assessment. People who are truly superior demonstrate their superiority by sharing it--giving to charity, teaching the ignorant, etc. Much is expected from those to whom much is given, and all that.

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Interesting shift in discussion.

We have a doctor friend who was putting down a mechanic because if he (the mechanic) wasn't 'dumb' he would be in a better job.

I reminded the doctor that if he (the doctor) weren't 'dumb', he'd be able to fix his own car.

That said, I unfortunatly do feel superior to some people. I'm not pleased with this feeling, but it's there. :(

But I also think this is a little different than the topic discussed above...


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I also agree with the above assessment. People who are truly superior demonstrate their superiority by sharing it--giving to charity, teaching the ignorant, etc. Much is expected from those to whom much is given, and all that.

I would argue that these people do not see themselves as superior, that is, that they don’t translate their superiority at something into a general sense of superiority.


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Since we are already busy with the derail, I wonder how many people realise the value of the contrast that is provided for them by other people who are not as good at the things that they do.


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