Posts Tagged ‘intelligence’

More about life with K2

June 24, 2020

Me to K2 after an hour of sitting with him, writing English words in Hindi (“Amma will not understand this code language!”),…here, do these puzzles, I will quickly get lunch ready and return.
15 min later, when I return: K2, busy with his Lego (with his long-suffering, trying-to-work-from-home dad): I just couldn’t do those puzzles. They just brained me out.

Learning a new phrase every day from K2!

Intelligence Quotient…

April 24, 2012

I was asked what my IQ was and I replied that the IQ test I had taken was, to my mind, not a test applicable to all human beings, it needed a certain kind of culture and upbringing, and so I could not hold such a test as valid. I also intuitively felt that intelligence is of different kinds.

Having said all this, I was then asked point blank what my IQ was rated as. On hearing my answer, the reply was, “But that’s great! Why do you want to say all this about IQ tests, then?”

Intelligence, that has not been leavened by wisdom, maturity and humility, is like the raw clay which can either be fashioned into a better human being…or a figure of raw clay.

Formulae

January 29, 2007

High Intelligence+Youth+Sometimes Good Looks=Very Often, Arrogance+Ageism.

Intelligence + Humility= Wisdom

Information =/ (no “not-equal-to” symbol on this keyboard ) Knowledge

Ignorance =/ Innocence