We are not perfect people – Human beings are flawed.
Therefore, Intelligence is the ability to recognize our flaws – and work on them.
Is that summing it up well enough for you?
Think about all of the… stupid people you know. For lack of a better word, the reason we consider them to be stupid people comes from the choices they make. Not only are these people making poor decisions, they continue to make them, over and over again; in almost every area of their life. They do this, because they see no flaws in what they are deciding to do, or the results that come from those decisions.
Then, think about an Intelligent person if you’re blessed enough to know one.
Are they perfect? Hell no.
What is it about them that makes them Intelligent? Don’t they seem to have an answer for ‘almost’ everything? Why is that?
The answer is, they made enough mistakes to realize what they needed to work on; and then they worked on those flaws – and worked on Not making the same mistakes over, and over again.
The stupid people don’t know this; so to Them anyone who makes a mistake (or admits it) – is not intelligent.
While they continue to deny their own flaws, and remain imperfect – making decisions that keep them in a hole; rather than making choices that will lift them up.
Just my take …. I could be wrong, but I don’t think so.