Tuesday, December 2, 2014

VenuG Presents: What is the difference between intelligence, brilliance and talenr With examples.

With Malice towards no one.

#VenuGPresents : #Intelligence
#Talent & #Brilliance what is the difference?

This morning a long time Social Media Friend @SoulInWords on Twitter & Jyothi Menon on Facebook posted this Brilliant Status.

The status struck me.
Though I was _on the same page with her on what she said
" The poor label is only in material terms. They are rich in other essentials"
My disagreement with her categorising "Intelligence" "Talent" Brilliance" in one category.
IMHO my POV is
Those who use their Talent & Brilliance intelligently, succeed among the masses, and make an awful lot of money.
Where as pure brilliance & talent is highly misunderstood , unpopular among the society at large, as they consider these brilliant & Talented people as dysfunctional. It is a fact that all highly creative , talented & brilliant people are misfits in the traditional society, and their ideas are way ahead of times, and the general masses are unable to comprehend, understand or grasp their content. Hence if brilliant & talented people are counselled by Mentors and Guides, these protégés to be smart & use their talent intelligently, they would make loads of money too.
Its easier said than done, as these brilliant people are generally an bundle of contradictions, and often live in their own world. To get them out of their shell & to make them vomit their inner feelings is an art known to only those who are persistent, perseverant & patient.
These brilliant people, though misunderstood in life, are highly popular in death.
Examples: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse,  Jim Morrison, Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Joan Baez, Guru Dutt, K L Saigal, Silk Smitha, Elvis & Mj AKA Micheal Jackson. They live from here to eternity in peoples mind forever.

Here is my ex tempore POV on Jyothi's Status.
These are my views. You may disagree. Please do not confuse intelligence ( which is a negative connotation of talent like Smart) with #IQ or intelligence quotient. IQ is inborn like talent & brilliance.
Additionally every human being born on earth has some talent.
It needs to be discovered, nurtured & promoted.

Further the examples given here are all those who I like immensely. The examples given are in no way to denigrate anyone. They are shown to indicate & explain the difference about semantics. I'm sure many of you might disagree with my treatment of the word " intelligence" I respect their POV but this is mine  So respect it please.


Intelligence cannot be categorized with Talent, Brilliance. Mick Jagger & Paul McCartney are intelligent. M F Hussain was intelligent. Brian Jones, John Lennon , Ganesh Pyne were brilliant & Talented.
Salman Rushdie is intelligent, V S Naipaul is Brilliant.
Chetan Bhagat is intelligent , Sidin Vadukut is brilliant & talented!
Rihanna is intelligent, Amy Winehouse talented & brilliant. Michealangelo was intelligent, Leonardo Da Vinci brilliant & talented.
Brilliant & Talented are perrenial. Intelligent make money too. That's the difference. Intlugent people are Pragmatic & Smart, to change & adjust themselves to suit the market demands & make awful lot of money, whereas the brilliant like Kurt Cobain are always revered by the practitioners of that field. :) You may disagree, but that's my POV. I advise my talented protégés to be brilliant, but to be pragmatic & intelligent too. My tips to them always hover around "How to get people notice you" Here intelligence & smartness as well as pragmatism enters. Or else, you end up the same fate as Cobain Winehouse & Jones. #Number27 were all brilliant but not intelligent. What say you??

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