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InvisibleinfidelGOD
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Great Minds Think Alike?
    #1367824 - 03/12/03 04:54 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

I think not.

This is one of those things repeated so much that it's accepted as truth.

From what I've seen great minds show a diversity of beliefs and opinions. Some of the smartest people I know are people I disagree with.



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Re: Great Minds Think Alike? [Re: infidelGOD]
    #1368194 - 03/12/03 07:36 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Hmm... How shall I put this?  I think "well, duh!" just about sums it up.  :wink:

I think it's just an expression people use sometimes.  No one really takes it literally or holds it as absolute truth.  At least not me or anyone else I know.  It's just a funny thing that we've been socialized to say sometimes when we have the same idea as someone else.

-RebelSteve


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Re: Great Minds Think Alike? [Re: RebelSteve33]
    #1368206 - 03/12/03 07:38 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

yeah, it's more of a compliment to the other person (and a bit of modesty on your part lol). it's kinda of facetious. just instead of saying "hey we had the same idea!" we say "great minds think alike" usually jokingly.

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Re: Great Minds Think Alike? [Re: infidelGOD]
    #1368245 - 03/12/03 07:53 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

There is definitely truth to this statement if looked at in this manner:

The higher the degree of clarity and awareness, the more minds will be aligned with truth; whereas more confusion and unconsciousness will lead to a wide variety of random thoughts and faulty conclusions.

For example: the great teachers/mystics almost all believe that love is the highest path and teaching; whereas lesser leaders (such as kings, dictators and presidents) create much havoc in the world with their bellicose "teachings" and dog-eat-dog vision of the world.


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Re: Great Minds Think Alike? [Re: Swami]
    #1368358 - 03/12/03 08:28 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

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Edited by TheHateCamel (12/05/07 11:03 PM)


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Re: Great Minds Think Alike? [Re: infidelGOD]
    #1368629 - 03/12/03 10:10 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

I've noticed that the more opinions others share with me, the more intelligent they are :wink:


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Re: Great Minds Think Alike? [Re: Swami]
    #1370792 - 03/12/03 09:29 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

There is definitely truth to this statement if looked at in this manner:

The higher the degree of clarity and awareness, the more minds will be aligned with truth; whereas more confusion and unconsciousness will lead to a wide variety of random thoughts and faulty conclusions.

For example: the great teachers/mystics almost all believe that love is the highest path and teaching; whereas lesser leaders (such as kings, dictators and presidents) create much havoc in the world with their bellicose "teachings" and dog-eat-dog vision of the world.



Yes I agree with you on this one.


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