What does it mean to you? sorry if this seems silly, but- i don't understand how something like intelligence can be quantified by an IQ test. Or why people think they're unintelligent and they can't do anything about it. Is it being really well-read? Is it knowing lots of crap? Is it how efficiently ones brain works? Does that make someone intelligent? Some wiring of the brain? That doesn't even make sense to me... I just feel confused and silly. I'm trying to reach some understanding of the limitations of people.. because right now I just feel like, if somebody wants to study and devote their life to a subject they find really challenging (Astrophysics, for instance), they shouldn't be discouraged that their brains aren't working as fast as they'd like. i'm terrible with words, but I guess to put it as simply as I can: I believe people can be whatever they want to be. Career-wise that they shouldn't be discouraged if they feel lit's too challenging for them. They should teach themselves to work harder! to stay committed. ugh. idk what im talking about. SOMEBODY SHED SOME INSIGHT.