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Better to be Wise than Smart

Good morning/afternoon ladies, gentlemen and children. Today we’re going to be talking about intelligence. Intelligence is about using your head/brain or being smart. Being intelligent is defined as “the ability to learn or understand or to deal with new or trying situations” according to Merriam-Webster. “There is no great genius without some touch of madness.” ~ Aristotle

When I said using your head and being smart I didn’t mean in your classroom. I mean everywhere you go. For example, your friend is trying to talk you into doing drugs/ trying them. You have to be intelligent about it. Do drugs and be like the cool kids and then regret it for the rest of your life or find a way to get out and then praise the Lord you made such an intelligent decision. “Common sense is not so common.” ~ Voltaire

Intelligence is also a form of showing that you are smart. Being smart will help you along the way. In high school and college/university. Being smart in life could help you get a job and feed you and your family. Being intelligent is an important part of a growing child’s life. When they are in school they are taught how to be intelligent about situations that could be dangerous and harmful. “Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant.” These things will help you along the way. Being intelligent is not totally about being smart it is also about using your head when you are in a dangerous situation. Some more quotes that talk about intelligence are : “Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart.” ~ Alan Alda “ Our government is founded upon the intelligence of the people. I for one do not despair of the republic. I have great confidence in the virtue of the great majority of the people, and I cannot fear the result.” ~ Andrew Jackson. These are some
quotes that stood out to me that represent intelligence. Thank you for reading this article.

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