All from my favorite thinker and author Morgan Housel.
Gosh, that’s me too!
I’m at the stage in life where I stay out of arguments. Even if you say 1+1=5, you’re right. Have fun.Keanu Reeves via Smart Things Smart People Said
I think there is a lot of value in focusing more to develop smarts than intelligence:
Intelligence: Good memory, logic, math skills, test-taking ability, rule-following.
Smart: High degree of empathy, bullshit detection, organization, communication skills, persuasion, social awareness, understanding the consequences of your actions.
Both are important. But there’s a critical difference in how each is valued.
Schools are good at teaching and measuring intelligence, so that’s what people tend to value and aspire to. But in almost any field, smarts is what gets rewarded long term.Intelligent vs. Smart
Related to above idea, I think this explains why seemingly intelligent goals and plans are still prone to debacles:
There’s a big difference between how something should work in theory vs. how it actually works in the real world, when technical facts meet human emotions.A Few Things I’m Pretty Sure About