February 10th, 2006

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Can't sleep : (

I have not been able to get any solid sleep for awhile now. My mind has been working over time. Here is the next topic on my mind:

INTELLIGENCE

I will begin this topic with my emotional reactions to that word:
A part of me craves it, a part of me wants to surround myself with it, and a part of me is disgusted by it. I get an unsettling feeling whenever I hear someone say they want to be surrounded by intelligent people.

To tell you the truth, I don’t know what intelligence really is. Some people assume I am intelligent, and some people assume I am not. Whatever they are assuming, I don’t know what they mean by it. I feel like that person is in a certain mood, or state of mind, and they call that intelligence. I do not believe it to be above all other moods or states of mind, I only believe it to be a different state of mind. So, I believe intelligence is a state of mind, and not an innate characteristic of a person. What I can say is that I feel like those intelligent seeking individuals are actually blinded by it. They can only accept certain information that is fed to them in a particular way. To me, it serves as a limiting factor.
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