Intelligence is Underrated

Marietta — These days, it seems people don’t really appreciate and aspire to intellect, knowledge and learning like they did just a few decades ago, when lots of new and thrilling inventions were completely revolutionizing our day to day world and changing the entire fabric of our societies.

In a fascinating interview from the Scientific American in January, 2014, Scott Barry Kaufman tells us about one of his “favorite science journalists,” Dan Hurley, and Dan’s book entitled, “Smarter: The New Science of Building Brain Power.”

battle-black-blur-board-game-260024Dan says, “If you want to write a good novel, if you want to work for Google or some other cool company, if you want to complete college – all of those things require some serious intellectual firepower.

Today we live in a knowledge economy, where most of the good jobs require critical thinking, the ability to learn and communicate and understand complexities. Factory work is disappearing. Getting smarter empowers you to succeed in life.”

Read the entire article here.



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