AND... Just because you have an advanced degree doesn't necessarily make you a genius. I have a degree in Electrical Engineering and I'm far from a genius. Sometimes school is as much about perseverance as it is anything else.
Interllectuality vs intelligence. Intellectuality can absorb a great deal of data. The intelligent can learn that data from the intellectual, and apply it to practical use. Both are no good without wisdom.Intelligence vs intellectuality, define two separate categories of cognitive abilities .
Absolutely. I worked in university research for years; I knew Ph.D.s that were brilliant, and I knew some that were borderline idiots.AND... Just because you have an advanced degree doesn't necessarily make you a genius. I have a degree in Electrical Engineering and I'm far from a genius. Sometimes school is as much about perseverance as it is anything else.
Sting taught school for 2 years. Was not a professor.I think it can be hard to define intelligence sometimes. There are lots of people that are very smart that never went to college or barely finished high school. A lot of musicians opted to forgo schooling in an effort to achieve their musical dreams. I think most of the guys in Van Halen are pretty smart. They are typically remembered for the partying and drugs they took but if you have ever really read about them, they are all pretty smart. Alex has always been pretty well spoken in interviews after he got sober. DLR has spent a lifetime learning about other cultures and languages. He speaks at least English, Spanish and Japanese as he spent a good amount of time in countries that speak those languages. Eddie and Alex both speak Dutch as they were born there and Eddie has invented all kinds of things for the guitar that have changed the industry forever.
I think Sting was a college professor and Jim Morrison was off the charts smart.
This guy is AWESOME! I would love to have hung out with him sometime. Maybe get a jazz trio thing going like Mose Allison. I have known for 45 years that there are over 100,000 solar systems within our galaxy alone that mirror, to a certain extent, our solar system. So, WE are not the end all/be all. At first when the interviewer was posing the question I thought it was going to break out in a comedy routine. Like, WTF kind of question is that? The guy is a musical composer!These guys are smokin' the good stuff ...
- I think the point is that it takes a certain amount of discipline, understanding and working brain cells to attain these. Dissing someone else's achievement doesn't make me any smarter.Grad degrees don't bestow 'off the chart intelligence'. I've met a few people with a Phd who were stunningly deficient in areas outside of their discipline.
ps: if someone is quick to prove how smart they are with a degree they obviously aren't.
Buddy Rich had an eight grade education.....