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Are you smart or hard worker?

Smart Girl by Steven Depolo

Today I caught myself thinking about my intelligence, or perhaps the lack of it.

Unfortunately, I am not the kind of person who can explain the world history as if I was gossiping with a friend. Either I don’t know how to write a analysis about the world economy or debate about politics.

Hi, I know everything, let me Google it

I struggle to remember the films I’ve watched or books I’ve read. I forget stories, I can’t remember author’s or characters names. To solve complex mathematical problems I call my dad.

1+1 = DAD

Let me be honest with you, in my self-assessment it seems that I live in between knowledge and forgetfulness.

I read some articles about my ‘condition’ in magazines and figured out some of the mysteries between being smart and being a hard worker.

The smart person thinks there is a need to prove to the world that he/she knows everything. The problem is that, the harder someone tries, more frustrated they become when results are not achieved.

On the other hand, the hardworking person – which I believe I am – fulfils tasks, accept mistakes, imperfection and feels pleased to deliver a good job. This person sees every task as a challenge and thinks of the best way to solve a problem. This is what it means to be practical.

I may take longer than others to achieve my goals but I go for it

When I struggle with maths problems, I call my father who is a mathematician.

When I can’t remember the name of a film, I call a friend who seems to have a hard drive instead of a brain.

The important thing is to be humble.

I do not mind saying, “I do not know”, because I finish the sentence with “but I can try.”

Honesty and effort open doors.

That’s why we are here for…

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