BEING SMART IS UP TO YOU
Just because you’re not good at math doesn’t mean you’re not smart. It just means you have 8 other kinds of intelligence that you didn’t explore yet
The world would be a much better place if only the fact that there is 9 different types of intelligence was more of a common knowledge. People often tend to beat themselves up about how they’re “not smart” or how “they’re not that bright”, just because they aren’t doing well in the traditional STEM-centered academe. And as engineers, I’m pretty sure we’ve all gone through this. Desperately trying to save our grades and trying to catch up to your lectures yet no matter how hard you try, you just can’t seem to comprehend the mathematical equation. Then we look at our classmates who are doing well without even trying and ask ourselves “Why is the world so unfair? Why wasn’t I born smart?” The fact is, you are born smart. Everyone is. It’s just that society thinks intelligence is equal to being good at science and mathematics, when that couldn’t be any further from the truth. Microsoft co-founder and genius Bill Gates himself says that intelligence isn’t a one-size-fits-all. While his career is centered on mathematics and programming, he admitted that he lacked in other skills, such as interpersonal skills.
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