Upon slowing down, zooming out, and taking a good, cold, hard objective look at all that's gone down in the world the last year, one (who still has their critical thinking skills remaining) cannot help but question: has this all just been one gigantic spiritual IQ test?
For many years, I felt as though being smart was something to be proud of.
Lately, I've been feeling different. As though - in consideration of the majority of the population wearing useless face diapers and injecting themselves with experimental poison to save themselves from something with a 0.001% chance of killing them because propaganda outlets tell them to - it really doesn't take much to be among the few smart people on this planet.
What's the value in a trophy for winning an intelligence contest when the competition is of the type who believes 1+1=35 if the TV says so? At this point, it seems still holding intelligence as something to aspire towards is a form of stupidity itself.
We made it. (Speaking to the majority of my readers who clearly get it.) Is there really any purpose in competitiveness from here?
Once we've passed this global IQ test of being able to see through the immense amounts of bullshit, do any further distinctions in our "intelligence" relative to anyone else really matter?
Perhaps the weight I previously put into "being smart" was merely ego. Maybe it's simply maturity kicking in to recalibrate my whole relationship with the concept.
Maybe it's a product of being year three into my Human Design experiment, having moved out of the not-self shadow of an open heart center trying to prove.
Either way, upon reflection, I feel a newfound confidence in my intelligence as it is - no more striving to prove any sort of superiority through it, simply content that I made it with the minority who see clearly and can exercise some critical thinking and common sense.
Comparisons between anyone else... not of interest anymore. And more than ever, I see the wisdom in that classic saying of Einstein's:
"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."
(And maybe I'm being an arrogant, self-righteous asshole to judge the type who've fallen so deep into the collective dreamspell they wear masks while driving or walking in nature alone, failing to probe deeper to where their genius abilities may be, in spite of other blatantly obvious signs of intellectual retardation.)
So... by what criteria are we even to measure "intelligence" from hereforth?
Is it not time to reassess what we actually mean by "intelligence" and what constitutes it, when we've now seen millions of so-called "intelligent" people - as defined by traditional standards - devolve into programmable sheep/zombies under the influence of a mass hypnotic spell?
The hailing of left-brained approaches has perhaps reached its dead end as "smart" scientists have been compromised as foot soldiers for the cult of $cientism. Many so-called "intellectuals" have displayed equally a baffling backslide into the quicksand of their own cognitive biases, failing to exercise even the most basic type of critical thinking skills which could argued to be a fundamental requirement for having been deemed "intelligent."
And most of us here can probably agree that the conventional schooling model / indoctrination system has been failing miserably - it's measurements of one's ability to memorize facts out of a textbook and follow orders as the standard by which "intelligence" is gauged, horribly flawed. Whereas, one's ability to thrive in a rapidly changing world has far less to do with competitive markers of "intelligence," and far more with a diverse set of skills and abilities from the creative to perceptive, social, and even the realms of emotional & spiritual "intelligence" which have no means of measurement on a scale which there can be relative comparison between one another for the purpose of ranking people in any hierarchial structure.
So yeah, maybe it's time to rethink intelligence.
To let go of our conditioned ideas of what "smart" is & means, unwinding from the mindfucks playing those old games has looped us in.
Or some shit. Who knows. Maybe I'm just some dumbfuck intellectually-masterbating by contemplating such things, when true enlightenment & happiness lies in mass conformity to stupidity, as per the "ignorance is bliss" philosophy.