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THE TRUTH ABOUT SMARTNESS

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Smartness: n. a human having complete logical reasoning skills and successfully applying them to solve political and social and economic and scientific problems and/or having emotional intelligence

Many humans confuse intelligence with being smart. Although intelligent humans are frequently also smart there are plenty of intelligent humans doing stupid things which are not so smart to do.

Intelligence is really having a very good memory for facts and information which may not necessarily be used in a smart way. Being smart is having the reasoning or logical ability to find practical solutions to problems and an added bonus is having emotional intelligence which helps you to successfully deal with human emotional states.

There are many smart humans with relatively little book learning who have had extensive contact with humans and have learned important information on their own or with personal experience. It can help in many instances to have good grades and a college degree but there are plenty of very smart humans who have become very successful without the formal education. Very smart humans are frequently bored by formal education and learn most of what they have to know on their own.

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