I am raising this question as it was brought to my attention that someone does not think i am smart/intelligent. For the record, it is only their perceived opinion and i don't care less, however ..
I do openly admit i am not intelligent in the sense i could go on a game show and win the big bucks .. Me, i am street smart, i learned from the mistakes i made and not in a classroom.
However, i do seek knowledge .. Usually one book leads me to another book and i become so engrossed, i do this to become more open minded and to see it from other peoples perspective. I also like facts to be clarified preferably by 2 books.
So how do you define intelligence and being smart? Do you think you are either of these?
You can be smart yet not understand how to grasp social situations. Driving your car whilst uninsured or with bold tyres. Stealing.
Isn't knowledge just taking the information in, storing it and using it when appropriate. Are we not all capable of this?
I admit i only take in information and retain it if
A- It's quirky
B- It will come in handy at some point an/or
C- I need more input on the particular subject.
What are you thinking