There is a fine line between being an intellectual dilettante and being an intellectual blowhard.
By actually contructing this sentence I have accidentally put myself into the latter catagory... but who cares? It was worth the risk.
But I definitely relate to this sentence:That's extremely important in life, or at least it is to me and im glad you mentioned it. Ive never understood the hatred some have for 'menial tasks' as some jobs are viewed, alongside the judgements made against those who do them based upon a pre-concieved notion of what constitutes intelligence. But I find those who do this are usually those whose powers of perception go about as deep as a toddlers paddling pool, they see intelligence as being something tangible and tied to success, whereas my view is that nothing could be further from the truth.and have learned the humility that others - no matter how seemingly intelligent or unintelligent they may be - can have something insightful to say, can inspire them or give them the mental connection they have being missing.
Having worked in a variety of said jobs I long ago learned about the ridiculous variations within humanity, not to mention the value and difficulty of such jobs.
Of course it helped that I was raised in an environment that encouraged this way of thinking in any case.