more intelligent than most everyone I have encountered in my life so far, but certainly not more moral. morals are pretty ridiculous if you really think about it. they are 'illusions'... part of the human condition, I suppose.
So, do you agree or not? Because I'm the opposite - I think I'm less moral and more intelligent that most people. Do you think that Enneagram and MBTI might play a role in the answer?The Muhammad Ali Effect is a term used in psychology that was named after him when he stated, "I only said I was the greatest, not the smartest" in his autobiography The Greatest: My Own Story. According to this effect, when people are asked to rate their intelligence and moral behavior in comparison to others, people will rate themselves as more moral, but not more intelligent than others.
There is some research to suggest that liberals have higher intelligence, which is in line with them scoring higher on Big Five Openness, a trait strongly correlated to IQ. This of course should not be construed as evidence that the liberal position is somehow objectively better.
But are liberals morally superior? I can't say I see that. They just seem to focus on other questions than conservatives.
I agree with you for the most part, but I have to say that the question is what you believe, so it doesn't really matter if you base it off of anything... according the question.Every person, when making a moral decision, is convinced that their decision is the most moral.
What I ask is what kind of morals I am comparing my own to? What makes something more moral than another? Is it the idea of equality? That's a western ideology. From my observation, I am more concerned with equality than many others. Placing my moral values in the middle eastern society with an Islamic moral ideology, I would be viewed as an immoral person. In a society that views anything in a way that conflicts with my personal moral views, most of which are from this western ideology (I AM being raised in western culture, after all), I would be viewed as an immoral person by that society.
I can't honestly answer the question posed, because I find the question to be flawed. There would have to be something to base my comparison off of, such as a person, group, or nation's morals and values.
...are you perhaps suggesting that have killed a random human being on the street... or are planning to do so??I put "not more moral or more intelligent than others".
There are lots of people on here that are a lot smarter than me in my supposed strong suits. Then there is always the "different intelligence" thought avenues one could go down.
Then there is morality. I have a higher morality in some areas whilst in others I do not. For instance, I find it incredibly cruel to hurt animals yet I could sleep just fine killing a random human being on the street, but I don't find it logical.
I'm glad I didn't bother you enough where you decided not to respond, I love a response!From googling "Define: Pacficist"
I'm mostly just opposed to violence inside of myself, I try to stay pretty calm.
I tried killing a few people once, failed, kind of glad I failed too, I would have gone to jail... other than that though it didn't bother me, but then again, they deserved to die.
I suppose I should clarify a little, I don't mean innocent people that are good natured, I would likely feel bad if I killed someone like that. I mean the rotten people, the people that I'm thining of are back from high school, I would imagine it's the same thing as squashing a bug.
My feelings are rather selfish, so you would be justified in saying they are not justified.
Don't worry about it, I try to stay pretty chill nowadays:happy: and I doubt you really could offend me over the internet, I can just ignore your comment and scroll to the next one if you bother me.