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My life experience has shown this to be true. All the smart people seem to be placed in highly specialized jobs, working for a much less intelligent leader at the top. Are smart people so deficient in social and primitive cognitive functions that average people pass them by; or are social skills and practicality a type of intelligence all their own?
The Lockout King I learned the difference between traditional and practical intelligence early on. Even though I was top of my class in high school, I always did the stupidest things! For starters, I locked my keys in my car about twice a week. My mom was so trained to bail me out of that mess that she kept a spare set of keys on her.
I guess I was too smart for primitive systems. Master of Common Sense Deryck, my best friend since I was 5, has always been the master of common sense one of my great deficiencies.
When I was a kid, I never fully appreciated the value of his skill; but looking back, he kept me from forgetting where I put my head. Deryck and I would get into arguments because I thought I was too smart for common sense.
In actuality, we made a great team. Many Types of Intelligence Right around the last time I ever locked my keys in the car, I finally realized that there was more than one type of intelligence. Other brain muscles include common sense, mechanical ability, athleticism, verbal ability, musical ability, and social skills just to name a few.
I made the mistake of thinking that my type of intelligence was the only kind! This realization gave me a greater respect for everyone else around me.
I also realized that I was going to have to work on some of my deficiencies if I was going to be a more rounded individual. Smart people can get too focused on a single type of intelligence and neglect the rest.The final debate of the presidential race came as Hillary Clinton threatened to shut the door on Donald Trump and as Donald Trump threatened to unleash a torrent of attacks and accusations.
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