A Week Dedicated to Intelligence

Secretly, we would all like to think that we have a smidgeon of genius.  It doesn’t have to be much, just enough to know that we have some claim on intelligence.  After all, we’ve been taught from early childhood that achieving high marks is a noble pursuit. And the competition and the stakes continue to escalate as we mature into adulthood.  This week will be dedicated to the search for genius.  Perhaps, we can leave the competitive ring and focus on the quest of knowledge.

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.”
Albert Einstein

Munich – Albert Einstein’s hometown.

2 thoughts on “A Week Dedicated to Intelligence

  1. I listened to a short interview recently–the one being interviewed was a millionaire several times over. He smiled and said: “In high school I was a “C” student.” In fact he joked saying that he had been able to “C” himself through high school. But, that he had always tried to do his best. It seems to me that Einstein had the secret–courage to be the best that we can be. Sometimes this means going a different direction.

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    • Well said… Isn’t it strange that we love to quantify genius with an alpha or numerical value, rather than seeing the outcome of creativity and labour. What does an “A” or 95% mean? We don’t know for certain until we see the results.

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