Well it can be intolerable at times, but usually I just try to grin and bear it. Despite our tendency to be more intelligent than most people, we nerdfighters are also usually rather kind. Sometimes, I end up correcting their speech, but they get annoyed and I accept the fact that their vocabulary is not as extensive and we just get along. It's pretty simple really.
This is an extremely immature and egotistical post (like justlistenx said), sorry.
Not only is it judgemental to immediately rate someone's intelligence during conversation, but it's a very rude. Intelligence comes in a variety of forms and while someone may not have a gigantic vocabulary they could be extenstively knowledgable in the mechanics of a car. Even from the most uneducated of individuals (for example: Infants who haven't had a year of schooling) you can be taught volumes of information. Sometimes intelligence ranks higher with experience rather than how well you can recite the periodic table of elements.
I've been taught more things from drug addicts than I have nerd fighters. Why? Because they're more willing to share their knowledge rather than harbor it within the creavases of their 'superior, more intelligent, you-simpleton-couldn't possible-understand-the-depths' mind.
If being a nerdfighter means I assume I'm better than others then count me out.
This topic is way egotistal...but I know what you mean,
I have one friend who didn't know who Hilary Clinton was before the election, doesn't know any geography (she once asked me where LA was, and if it was in NY) and so much more! But I just remind myself that she is still a good person. And she is like really good at horseback riding and I am such a sucky horseback rider! My point being is that everyone has their strengths. Try to look at people and find them. Yours might be politics or math, while someone else's might be art or sports. Just because I know more about somethings than my friend, doesn't mean I am at all better than her, in anyway!
Ha! I have actually done that before. My friend didn't understand the meaning and purpose of a legislature. I took over an hour man but i got him to understand it! Ittook me only 20 minutes to get the same stupid friend to understand the causes of world war 1.
i don't necessarily think this statement is mean, just worded wrong, but i see your point, everyone i talk to, even my smartest friends, i have to explain half the things i'm talking about, i don't think it's because i'm better than them or even have a wider vocabulary, but it's just i'm open-minded enough to explore matters exterior to my city, for example, if i try talking to anyone i know about anything involving america in some way other than the presidency or obesity rates they give me a blank look.
I'll admit it, i think i'm a little better than them, but only in some things, everyone has their own things, right?
that's true. i think everyone could feel this, in one way or another. the things we are good at and the way we view the world can never be exactly the same as someone else's, so it's hard sometimes to connect and be on the same page. just because you are very different from someone doesn't make them dumb though, just "dumb to your world". let people into your world and you'll enjoy the diversity of other's views, and they'll be able to enjoy yours too. :D
"Individuals differ from one another in their ability to understand complex ideas, to adapt effectively to the environment, to learn from experience, to engage in various forms of reasoning, to overcome obstacles by taking thought. Although these individual differences can be substantial, they are never entirely consistent: a given person’s intellectual performance will vary on different occasions, in different domains, as judged by different criteria. Concepts of "intelligence" are attempts to clarify and organize this complex set of phenomena. Although considerable clarity has been achieved in some areas, no such conceptualization has yet answered all the important questions and none commands universal assent. Indeed, when two dozen prominent theorists were recently asked to define intelligence, they gave two dozen somewhat different definitions."
You are no more "intelligent" than the average human being ( mentally retarded people excluded ). We all have our strong qualities & our weak qualities. So rather than characterizing them into a group of "unintelligent people" why not motivate them to improve on what you feel is their weaker qualities.