Being smart, like my wife, who was in the Top Ten of every class she attended: grade school, high school and college, is thought to be most desirable.
Let me hasten to tell you; it is also desirable to possess a low level of intellect. Take me, for example. One of the fun things a low-level intellect guy does for the amusement of smart people is to mess up words like too, to and two; isle and aisle; then and than; youth and “yute”; merry, marry and Mary. I use close, but wrong words all the time. I don’t mean to. It just happens. It would drive me crazy if it were not for the fact that I realize guys like me are needed to make the intelligence comparison possible. Smart people could not look intelligent without low intellects paving the way. [Read more…]