too smart

I used to think it was impossible to be too smart.  Now I don’t think this for a few reasons:

  • I’ve met people who think they’re “the smartest person in the room” and more often than not, such people are neither personable nor pleasant, despite being so smart
  • people often get smart in a particular field / topic at the expense of being “smart” in other areas, thereby creating imbalance, which is not so bueno:  think Steve Jobs
  • being smart isn’t always the same as being wise

When we think about being smart, let’s keep the mindset that empowers us to always be learning and growing.  Let’s posture our intelligence in humility and service more than superiority and supremacy.  And let’s continuously acknowledge that the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Wisdom, a dramatic upgrade to just being smart 🙂

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