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The Disadvantage of Intelligence.

From an early age, we are taught to learn, to study, to absorb knowledge in order to be able to secure its presence within the traces of our fingerprints. We are told to push ourselves, to strive, to always yearn for more. However, in the midst of all of that, nobody teaches us about how to manage success, about how to cope with achievement, about how to acquire and appreciate stillness. 

Nobody speaks about the misfortune that accompanies intelligence.

Although aptitude is present in several forms, it can be controversial to claim intelligence and label oneself as being ‘smart' even when the word intelligence itself is multi-faceted and has the capacity to encompass everybody. Some fall under ‘educational intelligence,’ ‘emotional intelligence,’ ‘business intelligence.’ The definition of intelligence itself is subjective.

But what happens when we finally achieve the things that we have been working towards? We fixate ourselves on the next dream because we reside in a perpetual cycle of seeking. All that our bodies know is how to move, to acquire, to change, to grow, to progress, to always be more. Whilst this may be beneficial, it can act as the driving force to displeasure. Like a billionaire that is ruled by his own currency, we are stuck in a vortex of infinite capacity. We’re consumers of our own flesh, of our own minds.

The most successful people are generally the ones that are trapped within the abyss, that are afflicted with mental illness and tragedy. We are never taught how to appreciate stillness, to connect with our beings and satisfy ourselves on a more spiritual level. Our mind and bodies become disconnected, disorientated

We are so much more than these machines that we have evolved into.

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