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Sunday, September 30, 2018

What is intelligence?


Photo source: Wikimedia Commons, Nobel Foundation


What is intelligence? Here is my definition:


Intelligence is the ability to learn, understand and reason


In the pursuit of knowledge, I believe that intelligence is the second most important quality a person can have. Instead, I regard motivation to learn as the most important quality. Intelligence by itself does not push a person to inquire into the mysteries of reality. Motivation accompanied by wonder is what will truly expands the knowledge base of humanity. Intelligence and the ability to reason will naturally fall into place for those who are motivated.



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