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On intelligence

I love being a genius.

I love that I can half-listen to a lecture and still understand what's being explained.

I love that I can hear the description of a complex problem, grab a dry-erase marker, stand in front of a whiteboard for ten minutes, and throw together a rough Entity-Relationship diagram of its data structures. (And that I rarely have to do more than fill in the details of it.)

I love that a teacher can walk into the room, start giving us tips, look at the whiteboard, and go, "Well, you seem to have the gist of it".

I love that I can present that rough cut to a room full of people and hear everyone start talking at once the moment I finish.

I don't love that, despite all those brains, I still can't remember to set an alarm before I go to bed.



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Aug. 23rd, 2006 11:06 pm (UTC)
Don't feel bad. Psi's a Cambridge graduate and he had to have the whole process of filling out a bank deposit slip and endorsing checks "for deposit only", etc., explained to him.
Aug. 25th, 2006 08:28 am (UTC)
Well, I wouldn't expect better from a Cambridge grad. ;^)
Aug. 26th, 2006 12:27 am (UTC)
I can't say I'm as confident as you, but I love and agree on all points.
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