•Intelligence doesn’t presuppose knowledge or character. Devoid of crucial knowledge the IQ, however high, remains a dubious measure of virtual ignorance. For that matter, without character high IQ is fundamentally dangerous.
•Having a brain is not quite the same as having a mind. Indeed, the one is potential energy, unsolicited, unearned, the other kenetic, a product of work, discipline, cultivation. Donald Trump may have a brain but there’s little proof he’s developed a mind.
♣ If it’s true what Trump boasts of his IQ and at 156 it’s the highest of any president in history, then it’s also true that his is the most under-served of all. An earnest, caring, responsible person of even average intelligence tries to learn at least something of politics, history and the human condition in hopes of being prepared for the weightiest office in the land.
–♦©M. D. Phillips–awincingglare.com