Thursday, August 16, 2007

A Society of Geniuses

Do you ever feel like you are obviously smarter than everyone else? Or that if you had been managing a task or project it would have been successfully completed eons ago?

If Drew Carey were to ask on The Power of 10, "What percentage of Americans think they are smarter than average?" I am betting the answer would be on the high side - maybe even more than 80%. I don't really know this is possible since at least 80% of the people I interact with (in the store, at work, on the street...) do not impress me as "smart" let alone "smarter than average".

This is not to say that you can not learn something from everyone that you encounter in life (Lori MacBlogger had a post on this earlier this week), because you can. Everyone is good at something, everyone has something to learn and everyone has something to teach. However, chances are not all of these people would be considered "smart" in the traditional sense. And, yes, it is okay not to be smart in the traditional sense, as long as you know it.

I know, you are all thinking either 1.) What a beotch this AmyBow chick is or 2.) She is right and obviously not talking about me.

Of course, this is coming from a woman that just got muffin crumbs down her cleavage and is trying to figure out how to extricate them without drawing attention to herself.

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