Was that statement supposed to be hypothetical? Were we supposed to criticize the idea as if someone were to actually have that sentiment? As far as school goes, some people can take the test without studying and get an A but it could depend on the subject and how interesting it might be to the person, as well as their capacity. There was this one class I took that I passed without studying for the tests, but I read all the assigned material. The subject could be said to be menial though. If I'm telling the truth, I wouldn't mind studying certain things most likely for some form of reassurance.
If you were looking into some advanced maths for whatever reason and could answer any question someone threw at you without assistance then that would be vaguely impressive and capable of inducing feelings of envy. If I was "hella smart" once I reached a certain point I might be able to see how "studying" could end up being fruitless i.e rabbit hole, then I might want to take a break for an undisclosed amount of time. If there were some information that seemed relevant to interests I can see how it would be tempting to want to spend time with it, if only to be making semi decent use of time. Some people would probably laud things that make people feel good and find those to be more valuable.. Never 24/7 though, it's all in hopes of putting it to good use, hence studying for tests.
Or you could have that demeanor which people would describe as one of those quiet individuals (mothafuckas) that just studies everything, but I'm pretty sure quiet isn't a requirement.
At some point, this quote may apply: "The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge." ~ Stephen Hawking. Now I'm not trying to say you're ignorant but rather only to emphasize the last bit.
Studying is harvesting for more information. More knowledge may lead to more complex analysis, which is to say more fun to stay in my head and entertain connecting ideas. Imo, since it's a physical world built fantastically for sensors, I'd rather study selectively the things I interest in...
Then it was somewhat misleading to say you don't need to study, since "deep analysis" = study.
OP implies that valuing this form of study over the "academic" form follows from being smart. I think you're seeing the dependency in reverse: academic studying is less efficient at yielding results associated with being smart.
I believe Cyon had the best response so far with BigApplePi as a close second.
I suppose I can share my thought process I had now.
To understand this statement we must first know what studying means. Then the next question becomes why would studying be irrelevant to something who is so smart.
To me, when I think of studying, the first thing that comes to mind is the memorization of data (Ick!). So, why would the memorization of data be irrelevant to something who is so smart? Basically the answer to this question is is that it matters more what conclusion one comes up with, with what information he already has. "But QuickTwist, how can you know information if you never study?" The answer to that is that we as humans are renown for reasoning out things compared to any other species on the planet. This makes us top dog. Humans are constantly taking in information subconsciously and making a conclusion about what information we have come across. This taking in of information can be done by simply surviving and engaging with the external world. Conclusion being in order to survive one does not need to study.
Studying is acquiring knowledge through reading, analysing, observing, investigating or researching. It is a particular way of learning and without it, we wouldn't be as advanced in subjects such as medicine.
Ohh... for me? Yeay! Seriously, I take it that whenever I share an opinion a little bit of Bronto dies. This actually helps him, apparently, because he has devoid it to share his opinion. Except to say that I suck, which, coming from his standpoint, I consider it a complement. Thank you Bronto. TTFN.
To me, studying implies some end goal, like to earn an "A" on a test. The word "student" reminds me of the institution of school.
When I'm reading up on a topic I'm really interested about, like MBTI for example, and I've got all these tabs open on my Chromse browser, hopping from one article to another, perusing internet forums, I don't consider that studying, even though I probably learn more online in settings like these than I would in a classroom.
I was literally addressing the problem of thinking one does not need to study if one is smart. The proof is in the grades, I guess. And, if the "dumber" person makes better grades than the "smarter" person... who really is the smarter person?
If you are smart enough to cheat and get away with it, that's teaching you a real life lesson, that in real life, you can cheat and get away with it.
I always remembered it was the smartest kids doing the most cheating anyways, or at least getting away with it. Weird how that works out. The average or dumb kids just didn't care enough to cheat, or they weren't creative enough, or they were so dumb they got caught.
Point taken. I will try to conduct myself in a less aggressive manner that doesn't involve personal insults without saying why I feel that way. I'll try to communicate when I turn into the hulk. Okey-day?