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Old 03.02.2017, 13:02
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Re: A dismayed American wondering how to process the embarrassing actions of the POTU

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Doesn't it depend how you define style and class?

If for you having style means conforming to some common reference of what style is, that in itself implies average. Highly intelligent people often act differently from the average. This is interpreted by some as social ineptness or non conformism. And hence as lack of style.

But on the other hand, you could say intelligent people have a greater ability to observe, to understand, and to act in a dignified way. But this is also something that can also come from education and from growing up in the right environment and does not necessarily require an extremely high intelligence.
As evidenced by the cheeto-hued buffoon sitting in an oval office in Washington DC, you can do all of those things but still have very little intelligence.

Also, you can conform to fashion, not style. Style is individual and unique to each person, and you either have it or you don't. Fashion can be purchased with an Amex, and will help you achieve the common reference you refer to.
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