The Real Sign of Intelligence? Hmmm


Some people really make you think. They make you question everything you know, take a step back, and look at what you know from a different perspective. Sometimes this leads you to change your thinking. Sometimes, after going full circle, you end up back where you started. You still have the same position you had before, but now you have a greater understanding of yourself and why “this position” (whatever “this position” is) is your position.

Some experts believe that being able to look at something from someone else’s perspective or from a different position, is a sign of Intelligence. Maybe it is, I do not know. What I do know is that challenging your own beliefs and opinions can really open up your way of thinking. You may change an opinion or you may stick with your original opinion. But whichever way you go, you will now have more knowledge and greater confidence about the topic no matter what it is.

I am blessed with a small group of friends that do this for each other. We don’t get to have our round table discussions as often as we would like. But when we do you never know what the topic of conversation will be. The one thing that is certain is that each of us will take our turn as “devil’s advocate” and that we will dissect the topic from every side, every angle, every position.

One of our latest topics was Karma. Afterwards I discussed Karma with a wider group of friends and acquaintances.

We all know what Karma is, though our wording may differ slightly. We also know at least one person we hope we get to observe when Karma finally catches up with them.

But is that really what Karma is about? Next week I’ll share with you what our petite cour discovered about Karma, and some things I’ve discovered on my own journey. All I ask from you is to think about your view of Karma. Think about it for a while, look at your position from the inside out and outside in. You will come away with a greater strength in your personal opinion or you may even gain a new opinion. Just play with your ideas — daydream a little and have fun with this.

Until then, here is a humorous post of mine from six years ago about Karma.

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