June 20, 2011 § 23 Comments
can sme1 xplain it 2 me
Look everyone! This guy can’t climb a tree!
it means you’re best in what you do best :)
Everyone is a GENIUS – in their own way, no matter how great or how bad they do at it, You cant Judge a fly’s ability of swiming in the ocean by calling it hopeless… its like saying “Mother teresa” should play scocer.
I still dont understand and am a bit confused about the quote.
Well, it boils down to the fact that if you use the wrong criteria to judge someone, then this might result in you concluding that this person is not a genius (or – put more harshly – that he/she is stupid). Hence, you might call a fish stupid because of the fact that it is unable to walk and/or fly, but judge it fairly with respect to what it is and what it should be capable of, i.e., swimming, and (“all of a sudden”) the fish does not deserve to be called stupid anymore.
However, this also shows why the quote fails (up to a certain point) and how Einstein – *if* this is even one of his quotes; it wouldn’t be the first time that people wrongfully attribute a “wishful thinking” quote to him – probably came up with it as a consolidation for all of those who felt left out for not being labeled a genius (according to some human-set standard relating to intelligence). Why? Well, a fish or human being simply doing what it can and should be able to do does deserve to be labeled a genius; *excelling* at something makes you a genius in a particular field. So unless the fish can swim in such a way that its performance far exceeds that of other (similar) fish, it is hardly special.
Furthermore, we normally reserve the word “genius” for something related to mental effort; calling a world-class athlete – no matter how impressive his/her feats are – a genius because of the fact that he/she is the fastest person on earth does not seem right.
So there you have it. Unless one *excels* at something which requires “mental effort*, people will – in general – still not consider that person a genius. And rightly so, I might add.
* does deserve -> does NOT deserve
“can sme1 xplain it 2 me”
If you write like that, then no, probably not.
Can a fish climb a tree? No. That doesn’t make it less awesome as a fish!
I wouldn’t say a carpenter is stupid because he can’t give a good massage like I can. I certainly can’t build a house!
Makes no sense, A fish has no room for concious thought and is also adapted to live underwater. Fish unlike us do not understand the concept of stupidity because in the wild only the fittest survive. This statement is a contradiction. A fish doesn’t think it is stupid, and the structure of the sentence was talking about trees not stupidity.
I’m an idiot. No genius here.
And apparently no one knows what a metaphor is. Someone in the System is failing us.
All of you take this shit too seriously.
this is just a metaphorical and exaggerated way.
If you dont get this, its probably just too genius for your minds
Einstien is just the smartest man ever lived, in the simplist way possible
August 10, 2011 at 2:36 pm (Edit)
what a coooooooooooooooooool pic!!!!
its not a metaphor after all
Them sum smart fishys
Not all fish. There are at least three that are capable. Out of those three, one is reported to actually do it:
So one fish qualifies as genius (A+), two are capable, just need to try (B+ – A). Every other fish just sticks to the water.
Everyone is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb trees, you’ll be stuck with a minute probability that only the most elite of all fish are capable.
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