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akin to "intellectual," "intelligence" is a bit of a misnomer as well.

what is intelligence really? it seems to me that the vast majority of the time what is commonly considered intelligence is merely the measurement of memory. thus, those who can remember more trivial facts and regurgitate them on tests, are deemed " intelligent."

that's just too bad, because so much of what makes life meaningful has nothing to do with remembering. so many of the greatest minds and talents have readily admitted that creativity, assiduous application and discovering the truth for themselves was much more important than any previous facts and beliefs they could have gained from others.

imagination has always been a far superior quality to embrace, nurture and use when it comes to so many realms that make life wonderful and joyous and true to our selves. our imagination truly gives us unlimited resources, which commonly defined intelligence falls short of offering when one has exhausted the knowledge of others.

"When I examine myself and my methods of thought,
I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy
has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge."

~ Albert Einstein

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