[Core belief] Everyone is smart

Children smiling

Everyone is smart sounds too good to be accurate and might offend people who take their education as a sign of being smart.

Being smart is for me being capable of creativity and adaptation.

Let see an example, based on a fictional janitor cleaning offices every day who is also a parent. He or she needs to wake up a 4am going to do a very physical job and come back at noon. Going there, doing the job and coming back is mostly a physical activity.

But that would be missing the very complex activities that need to be done every day like:

I would love to have Project Managers with such skills, and in this example, all that smartness is wasted at work. Even worst, the protagonist might not even know his/her capabilities.

Give me other examples in the comments.

PS: I should rewrite this post as a story :)

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