If there is one hundred per cent inspiration and no perspiration!You are aware of the famous quote of Thomas Edison - "Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration". It meant to say that hard work has much to do with any major achievements than intelligence or mastery. Not everybody is genius by birth but with hard work and perseverance, one can accomplish many things. This is true and there are lots of examples like that in and around us. Though there is a fascination among many for the term intelligence, I feel intelligence has got to do something with awareness and making a quick decision based upon a certain situation. There is a lot of analysis of the activities of the intelligent people and maybe that's why people found ways to become intelligent but are there any analyses with the activities of people whom many regards as a fool? Though I do not prefer to refer to someone as a fool, it all depends on the activities of a person under various circumstances. We have generalized things in many ways and think that one must possess a level of intelligence to carry out some activities in their daily lives. If they do not possess that level we regard them below par. You may give them one hundred per cent inspiration to attain some level of intelligence by telling them many inspirational stories and citing real-life examples but it can be found that many remain the same. It is because they do not carry out any action on what they listen. They do not wish to perspire to get things done. So can we say that if there is one hundred per cent inspiration but no perspiration one cannot be termed as intelligent? What do you say?
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