"The society that separates it's scholars from it's warriors will have it's thinking done by cowards and it's fighting by fools." ―Thucydides
So Fortuna = fortune, fate, factors you can't control
The willingness to learn and having a curiosity strengthens your power to use your liquid intelligence, and also it depends on how much opportunities for gaining different knowledges are given to you.
Stunted by x factor during adolescence = I mean I think that your liquid intelligence can be stunted throughout life, adolescence is usually the time where people discover their interests and find where to focus their intelligences, but some people get into trouble and do not realize their potential, i.e. financial trouble and drugs, and so on
I have a 'high IQ,' but in my case, I was not born smart, but rather made myself smart. At a young age, I got really mediocre grades in school. Then I just started pushing myself and my grades and test scores became much higher. All I did to just push myself was just do every bit of homework and dozens of games and exercises everyday. I believe some people are born smart, but some can work hard and improve their intelligence as well...
As I have stated before I do not own one particular perception: binocular-visual depth due to ocular muscles. If you deny me using my own workarounds I will be utterly stupid in those tasks. However I can handle 3D geometry in math because those tasks do not impose particular methods. So this is my answer - apply its meaning here.
MOTTO: NEVER TRUST IN REALITY
Winning is for losers
Your life is too short to actually do anything useful with it without being wasteful.
Intelligence seems to be a very elusive concept. It is also something that depends both on what you're born with and how you care about it. There are a lot of post-birth catalysts/obstacles like curiosity, willigness to learn, fear of the unknown... There are a lot of criteria that enter in it's measurement too: processing speed, recognition speed, working memory, complexity, synthetic thought, metacognition... It seems obvious that some people will be good in some aspects and not in others...
I rarely feel alone. I rarely talk to anyone, yet in my head i have the most amazing, the most fantastic discussions with the people in my life. In real life, what most people talk about is several orders of magnitude lesser than their inner experiences. Most people never reveal the singularity of their subjective experience.
Maybe I should learn to explore other people's consciousness. Maybe I should aim for a real space between me and others. Instead of cultivating monologues and fantasies. It's hard, but the alternative to this seems to be madness. ~ lkdhf qkb
Life is soup. I'm fork