Sunday, March 29, 2009

Intelligence vs Education

Debate that has run a long while, with no answer. Go to interviews and people ask you, "What's your qualification?"... On answering, pat comes the reply, "But we are expecting some one with x,y,z,a,b,c,d etc etc qualification (read, having a big qualification list) ." Whats more irritating is the comment that people make, you don't seem to be intelligent enough to take this role. It demands a x,y,z,a,b,c to take this role.Why don't people understand the difference between Intelligence and Education??? Education can hone your intelligence. It cannot create it. Intelligence is akin to smart whereas education is more akin to an address.Though there is no objective way as such except some psychometric blah blah tests, still a person who is interviewing you must be experienced enough to find out whether you are smart or not. A person can fake probably once but not always. Street smart is the need of the hour than an educated person.I hope the reader appreciates the fact that the best minds in the world have been, on a majority, less educated with lots of innovation and high EQ. I hope the world soon understands the difference between these two terms.

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