Weather and Intelligence

Brilliant

Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt

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It’s a brilliant day here in my corner of Pennsylvania.

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We had a little snow yesterday, not enough to matter, and the sky was cloudy all day.  But today things have cleared, the sky is that wonderful winter blue, and best of all?  It’s going to get up to 40º above zero!  Yay!  It will feel like spring!

On a totally different plane, today Google is honoring Har Gobind Khorana, the man who figured out all about our DNA.  That’s a different kind of brilliance.  I’ve always wished I had a science/math mind, but I just don’t.  Give me a string of words to remember 20 minutes later, and I’ll have them all.  Give me a phone number and it leaks out the opposite ear just about as soon as it goes into the other.

I can’t do math in my head unless it’s only three or four figures, like 36 plus 43.  I have to think about it, but I can do it.

So I have great admiration for people like Khorana, who can hold all the intricacies of science in their brains and connect them all together. I respect that, and they have contributed immense amounts of valuable information to our world.

You know what, though?  I wish all the math/science people had as much respect for MY kind of contributions as I do for theirs.  Language, grammar, literature, poetry, history, the study of the human mind (non-scientific–more on the philosophical plane) are also invaluable contributions.

Of course, not all the science/math people look askance at  the rest of us.  In fact, many of them also excel in musical pursuits, just for example.  Think what a drab world it would be without the mathematics of music, or of art.

But right now I need to go to work and struggle with the intricacies of the human thinking process, so off I go.

I hope you all have a BRILLIANT day 🙂

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8 thoughts on “Weather and Intelligence

  1. anie

    brilliant word explanations, dear Granonine. I think the truly brilliant people have respect and see the brilliance even in things they do not understand, don´t you think?

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      1. anie

        That would be very nice and worthwhile. Actually, one should think that should not be a problem. But I think it always depends on the perspective. On your own expectations, your own goals. For example, when it comes to supporting someone to whom we have no particularly emotional attachment and who does not have a significant position in our lives, it is easier to show respect. That sounds wrong, I know! But with someone who matters so much that he’s helping to shape our lives and our daily routine, it’s hard to be tolerant when you do not understand things and mess up your life. At some point you start protecting yourself, turning you away, though you do not want to turn away. You do not want to drown in helplessness and hope to see a way if you walk a few steps further and block new impulses. Here I wish me your described brillianz. Unfortunately, I’m not a genius and I do not have that ability.

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  2. A lovely post. These words caught my attention: “I wish all the math/science people had as much respect for MY kind of contributions as I do for theirs. Language, grammar, literature, poetry, history, the study of the human mind (non-scientific–more on the philosophical plane) are also invaluable contributions.” I think this is well said. Language is doing more for the world than many people realize. And where it is not treated with care it causes great damage. What will all the advancement in science and technology do for us unless we can communicate with one another in a way that leads to understanding which, in turn, brings about peace and safety? With all the progress that the world knows from science and technology, the world is moving to destruction and only our ability to communicate well with one another will save humanity.

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