We call intelligence that mental gift or capacity to comprehend a thing quicker and with less effort than most people. It varies in its nature, of course, being many kinds of intelligence, and there is always someone else who is probably more intelligent than you are.
Intelligence is like a muscle man—he can pick up heavy objects easier than other people, and some objects he can pick up that some people can’t pick up at all.
Intelligence, like all other gifts, can be cultivated and improved. Like muscle building, someone with little natural strength can still improve. There may be only so much he can do, however, and will never be stronger than those who are naturally strong and also work out. But the fact remains that hard work directed right will always yield for the worker. So think harder!
© 2008 Scott Wiersdorf