A lot of people think and claim that intelligence is only measured by the highest score in an exam, how many books one has read, being able to memorize a book from cover to cover or becoming a walking dictionary. I certainly don’t believe in that a hundred percent.
Yes, doing good academically will carry you far in life, but for me, intelligence is more of how you deal with your life and what you make out of it. That realization came to me after chatting with an old friend a couple of weeks ago.
You may be ubberly smart when it comes to books. You may be able to discuss intelectual matters in different subjects with ease. But, can you really be called intelligent in life when, at the same time, you repeatedly make the same mistakes over and over? Or when you choose to do things even if you know well that they’re wrong? Or when you speak tactlessly about another person, hurting their feelings in the process? What about when you ask for people’s advices? You know that they are right and it is best to follow what they say, yet you choose to remain stuborn and go your own way.
Intelligence for me is beyond what one can learn from books. It is what a person acquires from the different experiences he goes through in life. It is being wise in how you deal with situations and doing the right and just thing when it comes to making decisions. Intelligence is being able to mingle with different people and being careful not to make harsh and tactless comments that may hurt others.
You’re probably not the smartest person according to your GPA or your IQ result, but if you know well how to deal with your everyday quest, then you’re probably the most intelligent person alive. ^_,~;;
Anyway, to snap out of my deep thinking, I’ve been extremely busy lately. First week of classes and we’ve already been greeted with a stack of work to do. Sometimes I’m even haunted by too much thinking of school work.
The other night, I was in bed thinking for hours about the work I needed to do. I was mentnlly trying to divide my time between all four of my subjetcs. I ended up muddling up my thoughts and thinking of all of my subjects at one time. Sometimes I wonder when my mind will be able to take a rest from all of this. I’m actually glad that I was able to squeeze blogging today.
After this, yes, I’ll be going back to school work. *sigh* A year and a half of hard work, it will be, but I know I’ll get through it. I just have to remain focused. ^_^
A page from my Design and Communication coursework, back when I did my IGCSE’s. I had to design the bottle, logo and display stand for a perfume.
Another page from my coursework. This is actually the time when I started having sleepless nights. I was extremely overjoyed when I got my final result though. My teacher had predicted that I’d get a C for the whole course, but when the Universiy of Cambridge sent back our grades, I got an A! ^^;;
My cabinet of art supplies and drafting materials is getting a little crowded already. I need a bigger storage space for them!
Aww, lookie, Jewelle suprised me a couple of days ago with this late birthday gift. A tall coffee mug with “Princess” written on it. ;) I love it! I can surely use it when I have to stay up doing plates. ^_,~:;