very difficult to define. many people just believe intelligent people to be those that do well in school. that couldnt be further from the truth. human intelligence in my mind is a combination that transcends intelligence itself.

intelligence matures.

intelligent people or the degree of someones intelligence will remain relatively the same (barring mental injury) their entire life. thats something we can all agree on. stupid people dont grow up to be geniuses, someone may appear to not have a certain level of intelligence especially in their younger years but that is due to their level of maturity.

people have an intelligence potential which is a combination of their actual intelligence and their motivation/focus to learning. my idea is that intelligence is our ability to consume, process, store, learn, and then apply. theres a difference between memorizing information and learning it. learning is a step up from memorization. in order to learn something you have to have the facts memorized but also recognize their connectivity to the subject and their importance. you can memorize that mitochondria are our cells powerplants. that they provide energy to the cell for its function. but do you recognize their importance? do you understand how they interract with other cells. do the facts make you think about cellular life and the complexity of an organism so small? this is learning and thinking critically about a subject and doing this makes retaining information much easier as well.

intelligence potential also takes into account the individual's motivation to learn and focus on subject matter. someone with no motivation to learn will learn very little and if youre not focusing on the subject and thinking about the information outside of class you will not retain and learn the information with in depth knowledge.

this motivation and focus is the individual's intelligence maturity. each person matures differently and some people do not reach the highest levels of maturity. the level of intelligence maturity is not caused by the amount of intelligence the person has but it does have some correlation. meaning most smart people mature to realize their intelligence potential but only because they accept their gift and want to refine it. same goes with naturally gifted athletes. those who are naturally good at sports at a young age will practice sports than most people but you can see that at a professional level that some athletes work harder than others. and those working harder than others arent always the best player. this is just an example but it can be applied to all skills in life

when einstein was a kid all of his teachers thought of him to be somewhat stupid and some suggested he might have a learning disability. this not so special kid went on to make some of the most famous theories in quantum physics, he helped develop the atomic bomb, and become one of the most well known minds in human history. people ask how he went from this "stupid" kid to the tiger woods of geniuses and the intelligence maturity solves this question. it took einstein many years of maturity to start to think constructively and to start hypothesizing ideas. in fact, many of his theories went without empirical measurements or experiments but instead were just him thinking logically about the world we perceive.

a combination of high intelligence maturity and high intelligence results in the individual learning a lot of in depth information into subjects they are most interested in and using the knowledge gained in an efficient way in the real world to either work, invent, philosophize, hypothesize, etc.

this theory is meant to show people that they are much smarter than they really are if they apply themselves especially in subjects that interest them. subjects that interest you usually interest you because it is easier for you to comprehend it better than most other people.

i make my highdeas to make you think.
feel free to critique or comment, im open to all ideas and discussions


Wed, 10/12/2011 - 5:34pm
Thu, 02/02/2012 - 1:23pm
SoClose Says:

so you're saying it's an opinion kind of thing?...nahhh, I don't think so.

In High School, I had straight Fs on my report cards with a [D.U.M.B.A.S.S] stamp on it. Needless to say, academically speaking, to the other's perception, I wasn't that "informed". To me, I just didn't really gave a shit about most of the work i was suppose to do. Personally, I think that the shit they teach you in school are all controlled information. I mean sure, we gotta learn the basics, but it's all pretty much the shit your government wants you to know, not the shit that you NEED TO KNOW.I smoked a lot of weed, and did stronger psychedelics, I mostly paid attention to this world's methaphysical nature. Needless to say, I know more about this world than any of my teachers who obliviously thinks that this life is all about being able to raise a family and being financially secured......But then again, to them, I'm "Uneducated"..... Those ignorant DUMBFUCKS!

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 5:53pm

It doesn't even take a lot of effort to get A's and B's in school. I do believe it takes a certain extent of intelligence to get good grades which some obviously lack. Needless to say when you said you, "don't give a shit" you just make stoners out to be stupid lazy unmotivated potheads in which I believe is very counterproductive if we are still pursuing our ultimate goal to get marijuana legalized/decriminalized.

When Darwin coined the term, "Survival of the fittest." I don't think he was just talking about physical strength but intellect as well. "Life is a sinking ship, some of those are in high and dry well to do places, others are drowning in the lower deck without a fighting chance" (don't know where that quote came from), but I can safely say that without the people who did do poor in school and have no formal education our lifestyle would collapse we would have no one to clean up after us, no one to serve us our food, and no one to collect our garbage. Oh, and if you honestly think you know more about the world than a teacher does you obviously earned those F's you received in highschool.

Fri, 02/03/2012 - 1:58am

Dear sir/ma'am,
You do realize you created quite the logical fallacy when you made this statement. I, myself, was not an 'A/B' student in highschool, yet I'm in college to get my BS in psychology. If you take a look a philosophy book then read a history book right behind it, you will see that there is an importance for almost every person on the planet. You looking down on ole dude is the same reason stoners are still looked down upon -close mindedness. At the end of the day, it's about survival instinct to eat, and book smarts to teach the young, etc. Remember; looking down on someone doesn't make you better than that person, it actually makes you a hell of a lot worse than them.

Fri, 02/03/2012 - 11:10am
SoClose Says:

"It doesn't even take a lot of effort to get A's and B's in school. I do believe it takes a certain extent of intelligence to get good grades which some obviously lack."

Well dipshit, my intelligence had nothing to do with my performance in school. Like I said, I felt unmotivated not from smoking weed (as how any ignorant motherfucker would instantly assume), but from from the fact that I noticed a pattern of how our own government's shaping our knowledge, I was agaisnt the school system to begin with. You call it rebellion, I call it further awareness of the truth. I'm not gonna get into that, because obviously you wouldn't understand a damn thing, considering the fact that you seriosly think a highschool teacher knows a godamn thing about our true hidden nature other than the one this society has to offer.

"if you honestly think you know more about the world than a teacher does you obviously earned those F's you received in highschool."

You're talking to the guy who learned quantum physics with his own mind before I even confirmed what I knew through context. Basically, with the help of psychedelics, I discovered it my self before I even learned about it from our science's perspective. And this is just to name one fuckin thing. Consider the fact that I just turned 18, compared to these teachers I've still got time, and I'm learning day by day. If you honestly think that these teachers knows morethan what I can barely grasp at the moment, I'll just bow my head and laugh. Because you have no fuckin clue what you're saying. As what Katt Williams would say, youz a bitch nigguh sir. Up yours.

Fri, 02/03/2012 - 4:20pm

You did not figure out quantum mechanics by yourself, that is a presumptuous statement. Yeah, you see and learn a lot of shit on psychedelics but you do not use it as a substitute for learning.

"Oh yeah I have a math test tomorrow. I'll just take a couple hits of acid and figure it out."

Fri, 02/03/2012 - 6:27pm

redefine, i don't think the others thought you we're not ''informed'', i think they saw you as lazy. if you have the capability of understanding quantum mechanics, why was getting a B so hard? sure you don't give a shit about it, nobody does- not even the teachers. which is actually the reason i called you ignorant. Do you think teachers WANT to teach you that? no, they HAVE to teach you that.

they basically get stuck teaching you all the boring shit in order for you to have a sturdy background of knowledge. wait till college, thats when you get teachers who teach you what you want/need to know. high schools not meant to be a plethora of knowledge.

Fri, 02/03/2012 - 10:13pm
SoClose Says:

Sir kushington, don't even go there. You have no idea about any of my experiences. You can only assume I'm bullshiting, though I'm not here to convince you otherwise. Could careless what you think.

Psychedelics are helpful, but its mostly taken for granted by dumbasses. Like any other tool, one must know how to use it for best results. Hence I practice transcendental meditation, with or without it.

Cookie monstah, no shit. Seriously you were blaring out obvious shit. But I don't think you understood my situation, it was more of lack of interest for our whole school system, not being lazy. If u must know, the government shapes our way of thinking from our schools, media, and I said before, I'm totally against this, and if you don't have a single clue what I'm talking about then im not even gonna bother explaining since there's too much to cover.

Hear me out, what I'm looking for in this life, no academic institution is gonna get me there.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 6:13pm

diggin the new philosophical shit u got goin on dude

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 2:39am
Redhatken Says:
Mon, 01/09/2012 - 5:12pm

I definitely agree with this. Kind of like the same example, you can hear me say any shit if you want, but your NEVER going to understand what i'm saying if you don't LISTEN to me.

Anyone can hear anything, I could hear my mother speak and I could not understand a word or listen at all. But if i'm really supposed to listen to someone, i'll listen to it, walk into their own shoes, convey the message their trying to send, come back into my shoes, debunk both sides, then tend to communicate back and gentle reply.

I don't have to look like i'm a smart kid, cause I guarantee I don't. I know i'm not smart, but I do know that I will constantly question myself and better myself. So if anyone would like to come up to me in person, i'll hold a conversation til night falls and the sun rises. :)

Fri, 01/13/2012 - 4:06pm
Fri, 01/13/2012 - 11:16pm
Opiium Says:

Makes sense, but finding new innovative aspects of life like Einstein did is kinda hard... x)

Wed, 02/01/2012 - 9:19pm

To me getting good grades doesn't prove someone is smart at all. Anyone can copy down something the teacher writes down on the board. I think you get real intelligence by experimenting and experiencing things on your own. Like when you were little and put your hand on the stove to see how hot it is. Someone probably told you it was hot and not to touch it, but you did it anyway to see how hot it really is.

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 2:19am

It's kind of a balance of both. Yes, real world experience helps with intelligence but you can't just say everything you learn in school is pointless. That just sounds like the defense of someone who gets shitty grades.

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 1:14pm
simon100 Says:

I can't remember what the quote is exactly or who says it but it goes something like this, "It's a lot better to learn from other mistakes than your own." Isn't that what they try to teach you in school, things other people figured out or did after many mistakes, that you would have to spend half your lifetime to figure out yourself, when the past has already done the work.

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 11:47pm
kodachrome Says:

thats true!
but on the otherhand sometimes you gotta learn from your own failure, even when someone else told you the "right way" so you can figure it out your own way..

Wed, 02/01/2012 - 11:23pm
derzz Says:

Intelligence is not widely believed to be how well you do in school. I completely get what our saying, but intelligence is also varying in different cultures like in africa an ittell.... fuck it im to high for this

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 3:31am
Infinitum Says:

"Don't let school get in the way of your education" Mark Twain

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 1:54pm

Intelligence is like the Supreme Court definition of obscenity: Hard to objectively define, but you know it when you see it.

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 2:55pm

this kinda applys to music too. im in a band. (facebookpage deathrow saints we love fans and feedback!! :) our lead guitarist cant read music at all but give him 5 min with a song he's never heard and he has it down enough to play along with it. just cuz you cant read music doesnt mean you cant play. just because you are not book smart doesnt mean you are dumb. everyone is good at different things. you just have to find your calling and knowing the major points of the middle ages doesnt really matter

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 3:39pm
ToQa2grave Says:

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge. - Stephen Hawking

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 6:23pm

Experience is intelligence. Experience matures.

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 7:23pm
Ph.Dazed Says:

Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by it's ability to climb a tree, it will live it's whole life believing that it is stupid.- Einstein

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 7:39pm

Plato indeed.
nice man, I feel identical on this matter and wish there was some way to open everyones minds....
Oh SHIT there IS
but its illegal.

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 10:11pm
jake_ Says:

This is the best definition of intelligence I have ever read, and I think its spot on. I'm a junior in high school, and with all the pressure to do well on the SATs and stack up a resume to get into a good school, I've finally started to realize how far below my own intelligence potential I subject myself to. I think I just reached that stage where I'm beginning to motivate myself to learn mas much as I can about this infinitely complex world we live in, because our greatest gift is knowledge - it's what sets us apart from every other animal on the planet - so why not push our brains to its maximum capacity of learning?

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 11:15pm

Great way to put it
I tend to really pay attention in school because I knew what their were trying to teach me I picked up on everything. The thing is all the teachers knew I had the ability to get further then my intelligence matured when I started smoking I knew the ways of the world opposing views and how to read people through conversation. Your iq could be just above monkey shit but if you know how your life works your a genius in life

Fri, 02/03/2012 - 1:20am

I've always thought of it as change->experience->knowledge->growth. But some people definitely move from one to the next faster than others. Application of each depends on willingness for the next.

Fri, 02/03/2012 - 2:37am

This mother fucker is deep! Let's kick it!

Fri, 02/03/2012 - 11:58am
ninjatoker Says:

brain dammage dosent make you stupid its like your a bottle of water with water and sand in it with no top that gets shaken up you lose some out of the top but eventualy it all settles to the bottom and you have basicly the same thig its just not full anymore
but yea

Fri, 02/03/2012 - 8:40pm

I always thought maturity and intelligence somehow bonded, I just didn't know the right words for it. Definitely feelin this

Sat, 02/04/2012 - 8:25am

I'm just trying to imagine how stoned you were when you wrote this.

Sat, 02/04/2012 - 7:20pm

I agree with pretty much everything you said. If a person does not apply their intelligence to further their knowledge their intelligence will not increase. The less a person learns the less a person actually "knows." I barely graduated hs, i skipped school to the point where they were going to expel me, i grad. with a 2.08 gpa. The last time i was tested i was evaluated to have a 142 IQ, i scored an 1160 on my SAT's after never studying for it, partying the night before and getting 2 hours of sleep. I could've had straight A's throughout HS if i had applied myself but i found school to be boring, material being unimportant and FALSE and the educators sub-par. I know out of the thousands of people i have met in my lifetime i am one of the if not the most intelligent person i know. I learn what i choose to learn and could have intelligent conversations with scientists, priests, geologists, astro-physicists, etc and could have discussions on theories. Science is a perception of observed experiments. Why do you think Einstein's theory of relativity no longer fully applies thanks to the rise of quantum mechanics. Science itself is constantly in evolution. Without a constant thirst for learning and expanding knowledge how could you keep up with the ever-changing "truth." Most people stay oblivious to what is really going on around them and instead indulge themselves in the everyday monotony of life and ignorance. And for the criticism above from a Psychologist with a BS(one of the broadest career fields) that makes you far from intelligent that means you paid a college or university, turned in your work and were able to pass the tests sufficiently satisfying the requirements to receive your piece of paper. Intelligence comes from the logical understanding of every aspect of humanity and continuing expansion of consciousness.