WHAT IS SMART? THE CHEMISTRY BEHIND WHAT MAKES YOU HAVE INTELLECT

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“I think may not be I am.”


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The powers of the human mind gives us the ability to create all sorts of things in this world. We are the only creations on the planet that have the consciousness outside of nature to choose to yes do or to no not to do. And that option has spurred out the very civilization that we have today. But through the building of our civilization, we have always had the thinkers; the great minds that are the architects of our great lands. What separates these people from the rest of society? Why do they think the way they do to create what they do?

not special, yet special

We think just because we have a thought it means something as people. And that makes us think and feel like we’re special. But we are not special, yet still special. And that sounds odd. How can one be special and not special simultaneously? Simple, every person has something in life that their minds are able to wrap around. Whether we realize it or not we do. Problems is, most people will never find their thing that makes them great. Because I don’t think we have this world of few minds, the rest of people just walk around aimlessly needing to be led. It’s just that the great minds not only found their thing, they are able to get out of their own way to make themselves great. That’s when you recognize you’re special, yet not special.

unique design or work

Now, in the prior passage I said everyone has something. But is it all about the having something, or is there a bit of work to get one place and you find that thing you do. Because to say we’re uniquely designed to be smart, so are all creatures. But in order to grow from where you’re at, there need to be a degree of work involved. But, then again, can you be just a gifted person? And that is true as well. But that percent of smart people is even smaller than the ones that find there thing that makes them, them. Truth is, there must be a combination of both to truly be great. Even the high level intellects worked, because if you don’t exercise that muscle, you lag behind.


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SELF IMPORTANCE: WHY WE USE THE WORD INTELLECTUAL SO LOOSELY TODAY

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“I think therefore I am.”


We live in a society today where there is so much self-importance. Everyone feels Image result for galileo galileithat they are unique enough for everyone to get to know. It’s the main reason why social media is such a big medium. You’re taking pictures of yourself, to posting comments, and even sitting around waiting for likes. But too often we hear people refer to themselves as geniuses. The self-importance has gotten so high, we are coining ourselves terms that normally we give to people; not people giving to themselves. A person does something or says something, and we say, “Wow, that persons’ a genius. ” Now we have so many people, especially public figures who consider themselves geniuses. And I am very skeptical of people calling themselves intelligent geniuses.

See, in my opinion, intellectualism is a broad spectrum of knowledge covering Related imagemany topics in which aptitude is higher than most or the majority. Now, on the other hand, being smart to means having a degree of knowledge on a given topic. So yes, you can be smart, yet lack intelligence. For example, we have some smart celebrities, but Stephen Hawking is intelligent. And as the topic pertains to myself, I pride myself on being smart. Even though I have an IQ that is much higher than the average. For those that don’t know, the average IQ is 110, and mine falls between 160-170. But if you ask me, I still feel more smart than intelligent. But what is it about people today that make them think they’re intellectuals? And to me, it has a lot to do with hype.

We give people kudos for so much that we inadvertently contribute to the flatting up of people’s egos. They start to think that they are geniuses instead of contributing their work to luck, talent, and hard work. Now don’t get me wrong, we have had some pretty smart people to have done a lot before their time. But note Related imagethat they did not call themselves intelligent. Then again, intellect is a broad term which can take on so many meanings. Musicians, painters, sculptures, scientist, and writers have all fallen under this umbrella of intellectual. And for the more monumental artist, the term genius applies. And who would I be referring to when speaking of their cognitive abilities?

I am talking about men like Beethoven, Da Vinci, Albert Einstein, and Galileo Galilei. I am referencing these men because the level at which they were able to perform their craft. The amount of knowledge they possessed at the time in which they worked was astounding. Today, we might look at what have done in context of what we know about science today as insightful. But for the time period, they were a whole other level above just insightful. So in the end, we must not confuse the words smart and intellectual; bright and genius. One is knowing and understanding a certain subject matter, and the other is an all encompassing understanding of multiple genres of study.


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