We always think in a
straitforward manner, which is called as linear thinking. Checking true or false
at each step and moving forward to the next step based upon the result.
We often deduce, form opinions based upon this linear logic.
Engineer : Intelligent
Doctor : Intelligent
IIT : oh very intelligent
uneducated : foolish
If all the engineers are so intelligent then why do we depend on other countries
for technology ?
We always wonder, how a person like laloo became a chief minister of a state and
now could not believe that he is playing a key role in indian politics.
We came to that conclusion because laloo is uneducated, can't speak proper
Some people never think about these things and some people always do. The latter
are called "intelligensia".
After a lot of thinking the intelligensia simply shrugs off these thoughts and
proceed to their work.
The question to ask yourself is... whether we are thinking in the correct
We have a biased opinion that only an education and fluency is a sign of
When fodder scam hit laloo... everyone thought the end of laloo has finally
arrived, then laloo made Rabri the chief minister of bihar, many cried foul ...
till now nothing has happened to him.. and now he is our railway minister. Now
does this prove that laloo is very very intelligent?
Also, most of us think that if a person shows intelligence in one area, then he
"must be" considered as intelligent in any activity he performs.
You are a bright accountant and you can give a blazing fast answers about the
Financial condition of your company, stock market... but at home you'll struggle
with configuring your remote control or your latest digital camera.
Are you stupid or intelligent?
Our president is a scientist, which means he is very competent and intelligent
in science. Does it automatically mean that he has enough Intelligence to rule
Our PM has lots of degrees , certificates , awards from various reputed
institutions of the world.. which automatically makes him a highly intelligent
individual..... so what intellgence did you see in his rule? still criminals are
allowed to participate in elections, You didn't see any dramatic development in
the country.. in fact the congress govt is slowly crushing the IT infrastructe
of the country (Bangalore and Hyd are losing many new software company setups to
Some people are considered as "Born Intelligent" .... If you are born to an
intelligent person, then people start thinking that you are automatically a
If you are working for a big software company ... then you are automatically
If you are working in USA.... then you are automatically intelligent and also
If you are a son of a famous surgeon then you are automatically a good doctor.
If you are a son of a famous cricket player then automatically you are a good
So, how do the intelligent person feels about these things?
The Dual Burden
People who are marked as intelligent have two burdens
1. They always have to live upto the expectations of others
2. They believe they should always do intelligent stuff, so they'll be severely
depressed when they try to do new things which initially decreases their
competence and confidence. So they'll never try new stuff , new thoughts, new
People who are considered stupid have more advantages.....
They can fail (and nobodys surprised), learn from their mistakes, Try something
new, get into new directions, find new things.
Thats why Many "normal" people , have achieved great things in their life.