Where do intelligent people go?
August 28, 2008 11:47 AM Subscribe
I have finally decided that though I'm smart, I'm mostly average. The only way for me to be able to make decisions that will lead to becoming really successful is if I have people around me who are smarter than me, and who can teach me stuff.
I need a mentor, how do I find this mentor?
posted by ChabonJabon to human relations (18 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a bit above average, and for a long time, I always assumed I was very smart. But with time and after examining my actions through the perpective of others, I realise that actually, I do make a lot of mistakes. I'm not that good, I just thought I was.
So I want to somehow bring myself into a position where I can build on the smarts of others.
My friends are lazy people who like to party, womanize and talk about shit, but never actually do shit. Looking at my friends should have been my hint as to how I really am, but I somehow continued to assume I was better, even though I never had anything to show for it.
I'm tired of this life, and I need to move up. But I keep making bad decisions, not completing stuff, and so on. Just discovering the right thing to do takes a lot of failed attempts.
But when I work together with people who are very smart, I don't make these mistakes because they sort of neutralise the wild side of my mind. I need this in my life to fulfill my potential.
Right now I'm still at the university, shortly about to finish. Most of the people in my class at the university do not qualify as smart, they mostly just seem to be idling along. Some of my professors however, have that thing. But I'm their student, they will not be direct friends with me.
So, how do I meet people who are smart? I do NOT want to meet them to debate on topics or to somehow challenge their intellect, I want to learn from them, listen to their reasoning, and learn how they progressed and became successful in their lives, and so avoid repeating their mistakes.
Where do these people 'hang out'?