A new book by New York Times bestselling author Adam Savage lays out a few of the key tenets of an intellectual’s worldview.1.
It’s a matter of perspective.
When it comes to the intellectual, a person’s perspective is the most important aspect of the person’s personality.
A person who has a high level of intellectual prowess has a lot of perspective, he said.2.
The best way to understand is to read the books.
Read a book, study a book and take notes.
If you have the ability, study in depth, read a book for hours, Savage said.
The point is to be able to look at a lot, to be interested in a lot.
If it’s too easy, then you’re going to be bored, he added.3.
The way to get out of an argument is not to get mad, but to be logical.
If you’re an introvert, you’re probably a good person.
If your IQ is a little bit higher, you probably have a lot more personality, he suggested.4.
It takes more than a sense of humor to be an intellectual.
The way to an intellectual is not just to say, “This is great,” but to actually look at the evidence and think about how that would make you feel, he explained.5.
If the argument doesn’t work, then take a break.
If the argument is really hard, then break up the fight, he continued.
The first thing to do is to realize that it’s not really about you.
You’re not going to make it through it, he emphasized.