Wisdom to Joy - Real Intelligence
Real Intelligence
Intellect is one of humanity’s most valuable qualities, allowing us to distinguish, evaluate and form opinions. It operates within structured systems. Its conclusions depend on the accuracy of information used, and on the validity of assumptions. We only need to form opinions when we need to make a decision based on it; otherwise we can keep information on the shelf. New information requires re-evaluating opinions. Real intelligence is a combination of intellectual skills, which can be measured, and qualities like wisdom, good judgment and insight which cannot be measured. Real intelligence includes taking into account the long-term results of action. It thus results in attempting to do good.
Current revision: paper October 9th, 2020 (first version 2019 December); recording October 2020. New versions clarify or expand points in the original thesis; the points are unchanged.
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The brilliant spectrum in the banner is the closest representation of the absolute joy of a realm of which I have memory since childhood. No one owns the spectrum. It is used here because of its joy.
In case it seems that considerable work occurred to make these multi-media presentations, it is absolutely nothing compared to what was required to acquire the content.
Artist acknowledgements: Jarda (brick wall), Tom (bookcase), Gerald G (scale), Raffaella Biscuso (gavel), Petri Lumme (cube), Auric Threshold (bridge), unknown artists (book, soccer ball, television) @ openclipart.org; Hewahatage Nalin (crown) @ 123rf.com; Bblakkr2 (pastel background), Yuliya Nazaryan Nazaryan (flower) @ dreamstime.com.
Real Intelligence, op. 14
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