I discussed with my Mom over lunch the concept of our brilliance and intelligence depending not on trying harder, but in efficency. I used this example. There was a small wooden, compartmentalized box on the table containing sugar packets, utensils, Ketchup, and salt and pepper shakers. I shoved the box to the other side of the table and said, "The difference between us and less intelligent people is that they see a box full of stuff and push the entire box, or don't push it at all, or if they're just crafty and not intelligent, they'll get someone else to push the box for them. We see the box, use our left and right brains equally, and size it up spacially - whether this box is rational or irrational, solid or idea, we can still handle it via spacial processes. So we see the box and we realize that the only thing we need to move in the box is the salt. So we pick up the salt, and take it out of the box *does so, shoving salt across table* and to an outside observer we are seen as less efficient, or lazy, or a deviant. In reality, the spacial rationale is perfectly sound, two actions instead of one still equal less of an action. Therefore people simultaneously envy us for how easy everything is for us, and look down on us for performing a complex action instead of, what is to their perception, a simpler one."
I would have fit right in to the Dialogues of ancient Philosophy.
I have gotten at least five things done in the last twelve hours that were of import. I created the timetable for Prayer, booked the room, looked up an Ebook that my prof suggested for a paper, and, last but not least, written a philisophical diatribe on the specific evils of brilliance in my LJ. My work here is done.