We often hear ourselves say, “oh, he is really intelligent” when they get better marks than the rest of their classmates. But are they really intelligent or simply revised more? What is intelligence anyways? We often hear people mention it everyday, yet very few have a precise meaning as to what it is?
If intelligence is knowledge and the ability with which to learn this knowledge and comprehend it, then every human being has the capacity of becoming an intelligent individual
If intelligence is the ability to comprehend and learn from one’s experience, then since every human being, at one point in their lifetime or another, face unfavourable experiences or something negative, and learns from his experience then by all means we can say that every human being is intelligent. They have learned from their experience
If intelligence is simply a matter of great thinking skill, then this too can be acquired with a little practice
If intelligence is the ability to cram books into ones head and produce them with great accuracy from the memory, then this too can be done without much hassle and a few sleepless nights
If intelligence is the ability to cope with different situations in life’s and adapt to them with vigilance and astuteness, then again this is to do with life’s experiences and one can learn from them. The more he experiences, the more he learns
So why do we say that some people are intelligent whilst others aren’t?
To hell with the intellectuals, everyone is intelligent – we just need to utilise our brain more efficiently that’s all! The more you take what life throws at you, the more you learn from the experiences, the more intelligent you becomes. Simple!