You know, kind of like the opposite of "the smartest guys in the room." Lately I've been feeling pretty dumb lately. I've never been great at grasping thing in a comprehensive way, but lately I've been hitting new lows in that area. It's humiliating.
I suppose the argument could be made that that's what I need in my life at this point. (Come to think of it—I've made that argument!) But still it feels lousy.
I remember a documentary about all these prizefighters who had fought Muhammed Ali. Larry Holmes (one of the fighters) said that he wished he was a smarter man, but he was what he was.
That's the way I feel. I (I'm not saying this is right or wrong) really admire great intelligence. Some of these judges or physicists or chess players. (I've got a thing on my computer: "The 19 Smartest People the World Has Ever Seen.") Here's the link.
I look at the profiles and dream about being that smart.
But such is life. I'm glad I have the level of intelligence that I have.