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Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
« Reply #30 on: December 13, 2018, 07:50:42 PM »
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What? Where did you hear he has ADHD? Wow, he manages things really well, keeps his schedule, always prepared. Obviously incredibly focused but could be a hyperfocuser. But people with hyperfocus often have trouble shifting gears. If he has ADHD he has its ass kicked. But a lot of people with ADHD are really brilliant, so I am curious if he really has it or not.
I have it, itís just a guess.  But hyper focus is our super power.  When we get into something nothing breaks our focus.  And he totally does that!  Then forgets the lyrics to his own songs and canít pay attention to the road when driving.  Classic ADHD. And I love it!  I love when he says stupid things because he has no filter.  I love his flaws. I have a lot of the same ones and it makes me feel like itís gonna be ok when I say something dumb in a meeting lol.  I didnít say Amy Shumer can fight Isis to Congress!  I actually got what he meant about that statement but it came out wrong poor guy

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Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
« Reply #31 on: December 13, 2018, 08:04:06 PM »
Hmm, the driving thing is interesting.

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Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
« Reply #32 on: December 13, 2018, 08:17:51 PM »
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Hmm, the driving thing is interesting.
also the accidents through His whole life ADHD itís classic, I donít think itís abnormal itís just one of the many types of human brains, and most are brilliant that have it. But we hate to do anything that doesnít interest us.

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Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
« Reply #33 on: December 13, 2018, 08:19:45 PM »
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I'm curious--what makes you think that Edge, Adam and Larry have super high IQ's?  I'm not saying that that is not possible, but I'm just curious as to what the evidence is to base that on.  In Bono's case, I think there's no doubt that the man is extraordinarily gifted:  intellectually, artistically, and social intelligence-wise.  An all-around amazing personality and character, and yet grounded in humility and faith.  Such a rare and extraordinary combination of traits.
I totally agree with your assessment of Bonoís gifts.

As to how I know about their IQs ó I donít know for sure, of course, Iím just guessing. Mensa level means top 2%, which is actually a lot of people. Iíve known plenty. I suspect itís true for lots of people on this board; I think U2 attract more than their share.

In guessing at their IQ Iím going by the way they talk, you can just tell. And by the things theyíve accomplished. Bono and Edge are definitely in that range, probably at the high end. Adam and Larry Iím less sure of, esp. Larry because he talks less so heís harder to get a read on. But theyíre certainly smart, I think most likely Mensa level as well.


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Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
« Reply #34 on: December 13, 2018, 08:20:54 PM »
You're right, it's a type of normal.

Hmm, the accidents.

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Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
« Reply #35 on: December 13, 2018, 10:00:50 PM »
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I'm curious--what makes you think that Edge, Adam and Larry have super high IQ's?  I'm not saying that that is not possible, but I'm just curious as to what the evidence is to base that on.  In Bono's case, I think there's no doubt that the man is extraordinarily gifted:  intellectually, artistically, and social intelligence-wise.  An all-around amazing personality and character, and yet grounded in humility and faith.  Such a rare and extraordinary combination of traits.

IQ is an interesting concept.  As a scientist myself I know some extraordinarily smart people in fields of mathematics, physics etc but oh my sometimes their social intelligence and ability to context their work can be annoyingly dumb.   Whereas I know people who are not geniuses in those fields but they have an amazing ability to understand and context what is required and work with those geniuses to achieve and communicate the desired outcomes.  Who is smarter I don't know.  It is a team effort a bit like U2 LOL.

Both Edge and Bono are gifted possibly in different areas, I don't know about Adam and Larry, they are clearly musical but in terms of super IQ that is difficult to gauge.  I tend to think of Stephen Hawkings when I think of a super high IQ, now his mind really blows me away. 

Bono has a great deal of social intelligence and is very artistic and is clearly a very clear and strategic thinker and has a deep understanding of human emotion and the bigger picture and is able to articulate all of this clearly.   
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« Reply #36 on: December 14, 2018, 03:45:05 AM »
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I'm curious--what makes you think that Edge, Adam and Larry have super high IQ's?  I'm not saying that that is not possible, but I'm just curious as to what the evidence is to base that on.  In Bono's case, I think there's no doubt that the man is extraordinarily gifted:  intellectually, artistically, and social intelligence-wise.  An all-around amazing personality and character, and yet grounded in humility and faith.  Such a rare and extraordinary combination of traits.

IQ is an interesting concept.  As a scientist myself I know some extraordinarily smart people in fields of mathematics, physics etc but oh my sometimes their social intelligence and ability to context their work can be annoyingly dumb.   Whereas I know people who are not geniuses in those fields but they have an amazing ability to understand and context what is required and work with those geniuses to achieve and communicate the desired outcomes.  Who is smarter I don't know.  It is a team effort a bit like U2 LOL.

Both Edge and Bono are gifted possibly in different areas, I don't know about Adam and Larry, they are clearly musical but in terms of super IQ that is difficult to gauge.  I tend to think of Stephen Hawkings when I think of a super high IQ, now his mind really blows me away. 

Bono has a great deal of social intelligence and is very artistic and is clearly a very clear and strategic thinker and has a deep understanding of human emotion and the bigger picture and is able to articulate all of this clearly.
It is certainly true that highly intelligent people are not always very sensible, much less wise. I think Bono is actually wise as well as smart ó which is not to say he doesnít have his foibles.

Stephen Hawking was at the tail end of the tail in terms of IQ. RIP.


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Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
« Reply #37 on: December 14, 2018, 05:33:12 AM »
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I'm curious--what makes you think that Edge, Adam and Larry have super high IQ's?  I'm not saying that that is not possible, but I'm just curious as to what the evidence is to base that on.  In Bono's case, I think there's no doubt that the man is extraordinarily gifted:  intellectually, artistically, and social intelligence-wise.  An all-around amazing personality and character, and yet grounded in humility and faith.  Such a rare and extraordinary combination of traits.

IQ is an interesting concept.  As a scientist myself I know some extraordinarily smart people in fields of mathematics, physics etc but oh my sometimes their social intelligence and ability to context their work can be annoyingly dumb.   Whereas I know people who are not geniuses in those fields but they have an amazing ability to understand and context what is required and work with those geniuses to achieve and communicate the desired outcomes.  Who is smarter I don't know.  It is a team effort a bit like U2 LOL.

Both Edge and Bono are gifted possibly in different areas, I don't know about Adam and Larry, they are clearly musical but in terms of super IQ that is difficult to gauge.  I tend to think of Stephen Hawkings when I think of a super high IQ, now his mind really blows me away. 

Bono has a great deal of social intelligence and is very artistic and is clearly a very clear and strategic thinker and has a deep understanding of human emotion and the bigger picture and is able to articulate all of this clearly.
It is certainly true that highly intelligent people are not always very sensible, much less wise. I think Bono is actually wise as well as smart ó which is not to say he doesnít have his foibles.

Stephen Hawking was at the tail end of the tail in terms of IQ. RIP.


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He would certainly be top 0.003% of the population it has been thought.  Although I don't think Stephen ever revealed his IQ if indeed he ever took one, he didn't agree with quoting ones IQ.   

Yep Bono is wise and smart.  Quite a character really.

 

 
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Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
« Reply #38 on: December 14, 2018, 09:22:42 AM »
Another topic he brushed on was the squandering of human potential, by way of extreme poverty, serious and preventable illness (malaria, HIV, etc.), and other examples of unjustness.

He said that love is the realizing of potential in others and in yourself.

Again, sounds like a quick slogan but I know he could talk for days, quoting philosophers, scientists, economists, theologists, and so on to describe various aspects of this concept. It's tied in with One and Red, of course, but also with band members, in marriages, as parents, and even how you do your job whatever it may be. It's arguably what Jesus tried to get us to understand, what is meant by John's words, "friends, let us love one another."

We have to carry our own weight but some of us have foisted our weights onto others - and then blame those others for staggering under it. Whether that's through exploitation, oppression, abuse, or similar, it is unjust, and calling any repairs to that "charity" ignores the issue of justice and allows us to pretend we all had an equal go of it, and that we are superior for supposedly taking back a tiny fraction of that weight.

Screwtape would be whispering such things into our ears.

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Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
« Reply #39 on: December 14, 2018, 11:08:52 AM »
Heís such a good person, yet he get hate spewed at him. 

Thatís so profound, I hope he writes a book one day, one all his own thoughts.

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Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
« Reply #40 on: December 22, 2018, 09:07:23 AM »
Bono did say in the interview he had a multi-personality disorder.  This is known as Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and is a psychiatric disorder where more than two personalities try and take control of the individual's life. 
It can lead to forgetfulness/memory loss.
I really don't want to get into the causes that has led Bono to develop this trait (it may be something other than the death of Iris) - but it is something that stems from childhood.

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Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
« Reply #41 on: December 22, 2018, 09:19:30 AM »
My take on that comment was that he was joking.

Sure, he is a "nice bunch of guys" but that's very different from DID.

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Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
« Reply #42 on: December 22, 2018, 11:30:41 AM »
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Bono did say in the interview he had a multi-personality disorder.  This is known as Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and is a psychiatric disorder where more than two personalities try and take control of the individual's life. 
It can lead to forgetfulness/memory loss.
I really don't want to get into the causes that has led Bono to develop this trait (it may be something other than the death of Iris) - but it is something that stems from childhood.
I think he was joking totally joking.

If he has ADHD he has not been diagnosed.  He doesnít seem to have anything majorly wrong with him.  I have ADHD and I donít think itís a big deal

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Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
« Reply #43 on: December 22, 2018, 05:36:32 PM »
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I live together with highly gifted people (husband and kids). I see a lot of similarities with Bono. They forget a lot, lose their words in conversations, are very sensitive, into art, they loath themselves, speak before they think, ... They seem out of focus but they are actually processing a lot of things. I met Bono twice and his behaviour is a lot like that. And when I hear/read about his behaviour at school and in general as a child, Iím almost sure heís highly gifted.

I donít know about the other 3. They are certainly smart, but not the same as Bono I think.
many people with ADHD are gifted thinking of a lot of things is what aDHD is like. 

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Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
« Reply #44 on: December 22, 2018, 08:44:20 PM »
I am quite certain that Bono has ADHD.  I do not believe he has multiple personality disorder; that was a joke.  My boss has ADHD and exhibits similar compulsively organized traits.  It's a coping mechanism and seems to work quite well w/ Bono.