ID. No. 111073053
What is smartness?
In general, smartness means having the ability to have the attention from others through intellectual or physical attributions. Precisely, it refers the common knowledge of everything that makes someone to be viewed as an intelligent. As the question was assigned to me as an assignment, so I went over Google to know how people define the word “smartness”. Now I would like to present some of those statements (in italic front) about smartness. I will give my own definition about smartness at the end of writing (in bold front)
(Smart refers to quick intelligence and often a ready capability for taking care of one’s own interests.
Intellectual implies the capacity to grasp difficult or abstract concepts.
An intelligent/ smart person doesn’t have to be a renowned individual with certified qualification papers.
I guess smart person should not just be able to make oneself, but must also be able to help others form themselves.
– should be able to learn and to teach.
– should be able to see and to show.
– should be able to listen and to speak.)
(There are different levels of intelligence, and different levels of awareness of intelligence, finding the highest level might require the seeker to attain or find a person whose level of intelligence is just below the highest level. In other words, to be able to identify the most intelligent person in the world, you might have to find or become the second most intelligent person in the world in order to identify this “most intelligent person”.)
(Smart is recognizing your strengths and using them to enhance your life.
There cannot be a specific skill that you could apply to being smart, for reasons you have mentioned, a math genius may not be able to do the most basic practical things and vice versa.
If you were in a group where building well is considered smart then those around you would consider you very smart indeed if you could do so, similarly it would be foolish (not smart) to brag to builders about your skills if you had none and it was evident you did not know what you were talking about. In this case it would be smart to shut up and say nothing. (Social smarts)
So knowing your strengths and using them rather than what you know is the measure of smartness pretty much anywhere).
(I read this somewhere years ago and have used it often, the truth is undeniable “Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.”
I think what your story reveals is that the notion of intelligence (and smartness) is really meaningless. You list three things (Memory for trivia, ability to manipulate abstract ideas such as theories, and social skills) which could all be considered “smart” and yet you could possess one, but not the rest.
Intelligence within academic psychology generally includes the first two (though memory is not that important), while emotional intelligence covers, to a degree, the social skills.
I think the reality is that we all possess a variety of different skills and different people at different moments (and I include psychology here) tend to cluster some of these together and declare them to represent intelligence (smartness)).
(Well, defining smart will depend on your grades. Your grade depends on how hard the test is. If it is like two grades higher than you, that defines you are not as smart as those specifically graded children. If you know more than other people, doesn’t make you exactly “smart”! You have to earn it.. You never know if he just copied that off or something. If you have at least GOOD grades, then you are smart. If you are trapped in basic grading, then I say you are D-U-M-B! I am not saying this to be mean.. I want to say that you need to practice more. That 9th grader must be a total number and might show off what he/she learned from his/her sis/bro! Don’t worry, if you have at least GOOD grades, you don’t have to worry about being smart!)
(Being smart, to me, is being able to use and retain the things we learn and use them to better ourselves and the world, by teaching others what we know. He may think he’s smart, because he has a good memory, for facts & figures, but he’s ignorant in some ways too, because he is using his smarts as a weapon & a reason to put others down.
When he’s older & wiser, maybe he’ll see the difference between being book smart & true wisdom.)
(Smartness = Cool and Dashing with Common Sense)
(Smart = common sense, you don’t have to be Einstein.)
(smartness – a person who talks less and performs more, the one who does not work but gets his work done, the one who does not have ego but self confidence)
If I am asked to say what is smartness I would say that smartness is a human attribute that enables us to observe the universe and its phenomenon rationally and it makes us generalist about everything and induces us to be specialist in any specific field that will help us to lead a better life. A smart person can visualize the past, analyze and face the present and forecast the future on the basis of information that he/she has gathered over the time. Smartness makes us free from ignorance, arrogance and all sort of bigotry by knowing up to date precise information. Smart person is one who understands the word “Relativity” very well in every aspect of life and its surroundings!!!