do you think you're intelligent?

Philippines
February 1, 2008 12:33am CST
there are a lot of people saying that "I am intelligent because I have straight A's!" In my opinion though, intelligence can't be measured by how many A's you have achieved but rather, how well can you live your life. how about you? how would you define intelligence? do you think you're intelligent?
6 responses
• Philippines
1 Feb 08
i never had straight "A's" either. you are very right. it isn't measured purely in academics. intelligence goes hand in hand with wisdom. wisdom of things. i had a classmate back in college who's always the dean's lister -- but when we graduated and becamse part of the real world, he had problems coping up because he was all theory. unlike us (the people who loved to party) were able to take control of a difficult situation without referring to books.
• Philippines
1 Feb 08
that is so true. I am not a straight A student too but I still wouldn't consider myself intelligent. I still have so much to learn from this world both academically and in the real world
@jsharriz (436)
• Ukraine
2 Mar 08
intelligence is not defined by straight A's.... if we look at r history not all the famous people had A's in thier academics....
2 Mar 08
i don't know the answer am i intelligent or not,only people around me should say,i don't have straight 'A' in my name."A" is not a source of knowledge and intelligence,people who thinks like that may have a problem called paralogical thinking.
• India
6 Feb 08
hi, i think in world no one is intelligent, beacause we can not define intelligency . each and every person has its own skills, and we can not campare it with any other.
@paulsy (1264)
• Philippines
1 Feb 08
I think intelligence is how one uses the gift of wisdom that has been bestowed upon him. One may think he is intelligent, but he just can't make the right decisions in life. This means he is not actually using the gift of wisdom. Sometimes I think intelligent is different from being smart. Some people are intelligent, but they aren't smart. They know the right things to do, but they don't do it. They know how to do the right things, still they don't do it. That means they are intelligent, but they aren't smart. Or maybe they're just lazy?
1 Feb 08
OH... ABOUT BEING INTELLIGENT? UHMMMMM.... all of us are intelligent... maybe others might be good in their studies but could be poor in some areas.. thus being intelligent does not only cover the area of studying.... each of us excel in different ways...