Chapter 3 – Intellectuality

The message here resonates clearly that it’s not how high your IQ score is, but your ability to use that intelligence to handle situations as they surface. One must be able to solve the problem, decide what problems to solve, and make practical solutions. One must also learn to take a concept/idea that is supported by logical facts and put them into action in an organized way. An aspect of human intellectuality that is unlike a computer is thinking. Computers do not literally think. They store information in the form of memory, but in human beings, the information is not only stored, it becomes integrated to various parts of the brain, which receives constant external stimulation from the environment.

The interaction between the human brain’s stored information and the constant stimulation from the environment enables it to ideate, which is the ability to create ideas (think outside the box) that enable humans to alter the environment and their reality. The ability to ideate is the key to thinking. “Intellectuality can therefore be summarized as the ability to store both knowledge and skills, and create new knowledge and skills via ideas to improve human existence.”

Many people believe that IQ scores reflect intellectuality. They do and they do not. They do in that they measure abilities necessary for intellectuality such as language skills, abstract reasoning/problem solving, and knowledge storage ability.

Intellectuality is more than one’s IQ scores, and in so many ways, IQ scores do not accurately reflect intellectuality. There are many people with high IQ scores but cannot function well in daily life.